Equipment

Equipment
Community is the most important part of a hackerspace but a good workspace is also critical. Work table, chairs,  couches, internet access etc. are obviously essential but what’s the next step after that? We have been giving equipment plans for Robot Garden a lot of thought and want to share some of what we are ...

Hackerspaces as Accelerators

Hackerspaces as Accelerators
Is Robot Garden a hackerspace or an accelerator? Both. Theoretically, this makes a lot of sense. I believe that the hackerspace and maker movement are fueling a resurgence of growth in hardware startups. Chris Anderson’s new book  Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, argues that we are seeing the third wave of the industrial revolution which started back ...

Hello World!

Hello World!
Robot Garden was started in 2012. Initially a small group meeting under the name “The Pleasanton Mechanical Society”, we are now partnering with the iGate Innovation Hub in Livermore to provide the first ever robot themed hackerspace. Stay tuned for the next first instalment of our ‘open source’ story!