ROV / AUV Interest Group Looking for members / Volunteers

Greetings enthusiasts! The ROV / AUV interest group is looking for individuals who are willing to help out on 4 ROV projects. (and subsequently become members of the group) 1. We need 1 or 2 people willing to 3D print materials using Robot Garden’s 3D printer (or others). This involves 3D printing a robot hand, ...

Arduino Robotics this weekend, sign up now!

Arduino Robotics this weekend, sign up now!
a two day intensive introduction that will really get you going with Arduino and teach you about robotics to boot is scheduled for this weekend (Aug 24-25). Several are interested but we need at least 6 to sign up in order to bring in the instructor and offer the class.

OpenROV #411 and the Laser Cutter

OpenROV #411 and the Laser Cutter
Greetings Enthusiasts! Here is an update on the OpenROV project the ROV/AUV interest group is working on (amongst other larger systems). Our laserĀ  cutter is a CO2 40W unit with a 20″x12″ cutting area. So we needed to modify the v2.4 files. Using Rhinoceros, the painstaking process of selecting the parts and exporting them to ...

LASER Cutter/Engraver SBU – Aug. 31st!

LASER Cutter/Engraver SBU - Aug. 31st!
              Greetings enthusiasts! We will be offering our LASER cutter/engraver SBU on the 31st to all members. This will be a two how SBU and will require you to take notes to ensure safe and proper usage of the unit. A handout with device safety and a brief tutorial ...

Fixing AR.drone with 3D printed part

Fixing AR.drone with 3D printed part
How great to have the 3D printing Safety and Basic Usage workshop happening while I was trying to repair our broken Parrot AR.drone! Instead of sending away for a whole new central cross, the group printed a couple of pieces that can reinforce the patched up old framework. We haven’t tested fully in flight yet, ...

Blabdroid: From Tribeca to Bolt

Blabdroid: From Tribeca to Bolt
Alex Reben, our roboticist at large, is sharing his exciting year with us. His dissertation robot, Boxie “the needy robot” morphed into Blabdroid, the documentary film making robots. Blabdroid were the official “robots in residence” at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April and are now touring the world’s film festivals before taking ...

Who’s got the 411 on an OpenROV? Robot Garden Does!

Who's got the 411 on an OpenROV? Robot Garden Does!
We’ve begun construction of our OpenROV using our laser cutter here at robot garden. It’s been a learning experience, but we’ve finally figured out the configuration needed to get the files modified and get cutting the acrylic for OpenROV Serial#411. Though the above photo shows little, we will have the process documented soon! Now we ...

Join the ROV/AUV Interest Group for a Day in Monterey!

Join the ROV/AUV Interest Group for a Day in Monterey!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is having an open house in Moss Landing this Saturday, July 20th from 12noon until 5pm. Com out and join us as we investigate ocean science and learn all there is about ROV/AUVs in science action!   http://www.mbari.org/about/openhouse.html

Join the ROV/AUV Interest Group at the California Academy of Sciences!

Join the ROV/AUV Interest Group at the California Academy of Sciences!
     

A Call For Participation

A Call For Participation
Greetings Makers! We have a number of active projects ongoing and need your valuable time and assistance in bringing these great endeavors to fruition. 1. 3D Printed Robot Hand 2. ROV/AUV Test Pool 3. Building Automation / Security System 4. Art Cars (we have a bike and just purchased a Rascal!) 5. OpenROV and other ...