IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Talk: Smart SPHERES

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Talk: Smart SPHERES
I spent yesterday evening at the Carnegie Mellon University Building at Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, last night, listening to a talk given by Mark Micire. The talk was fantastic! You’ve heard of these guys, but if you haven’t, three smart spheres are currently riding along with the ISS crew, testing tele-operation and avionics algorithms ...

Wood Shop Setup Status

Wood Shop Setup Status
Greetings enthusiasts! Here’s a quick update for the setup of the woodshop portion of the hackerspace. We have a table saw, grinder, drill press, and band saw in location and nearing release for public use. After review, we still need to get some safety features installed prior to our training course and user certification. Table ...

Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair

Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair
We had a great time demoing various ROVS, robots and 3D printers at the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair, sponsored by LLNL. I’m only sorry that we were so busy outside, that I didn’t get a chance to have much of a look inside the various halls where hundreds of science & engineering projects ...

California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife

California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife
We had a fun time exhibiting at the California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife this evening. Showing off some of our members’ robots and 3D printing projects and telling 3000+ people about makerspaces. Andra also gave a well attended talk on the state of robotics in general and in the Silicon Valley specifically. And I ...

Concept Art

Concept Art

What equipment would you like?

What equipment would you like?

Our equipment wishlist as of today

Our equipment wishlist as of today
We are currently in the process of raising money to buy equipment and engaging our wonderful community in building a lot of equipment but for anyone interested, here is a rough wishlist in no particular order. Please comment if you have ideas about getting or building equipment or think there’s a glaring categorical omission. Examples ...

Ambient Learning with the BeagleBone

Ambient Learning with the BeagleBone
My favorite part community work workshop is the opportunity to learn from people around outside of any kind of formal classes. Last week I posted that I’d be experimenting with the BeagleBone embedded computerĀ and anyone interested was welcome to explore with me. We had a good time learning about the BeagleBone, linux, networking, programming etc. ...

Some Help Finding The Space

Some Help Finding The Space
Here is a Google map shot of the iGate facility. The two purple dots indicate the front and rear entrance of the iGate and Robot Garden Space. For all robot garden activities, we ask that you use the rear entrance unless otherwise directed. We hope this helps! 7693 Longard Road, Livermore, CA  

California Academy of Science: Robots Nightlife! – Display Ideas

Greetings Enthusiasts! I hope you all are well. Reviewing the minutes from last weekend – Open Access / CAS and Maker Faire meet-up – we have the following ideas for the California Academy of Science (CAS) Nightlife booth and availability: 1. Small ROV robot on display with controller/PC/video demo – Just needs a coat of ...