An Aquatic Hand?

An Aquatic Hand?
A fellow OpenROV member posted this a few weeks ago. I finally looked into it and remember having looked at the Yale hand many years ago. Well, they’ve step it up a notch and made the whole thing 3D printable! We have a 3D printer and I believe the size of all of the components ...

OpenROV and the New LASER Cutter!

OpenROV and the New LASER Cutter!
              The ROV/AUV interest group has just ordered the acrylic sheets for the OpenROV project. Yes, we are building an OpenROV from scratch. We have the LASER, we have the OpenROV laser cutter files…now it’s time to make some water robots! Be sure to sign up on http://www.meetup.com/Robot-Garden/ to get ...

The LASER Cutter is Operational!

The LASER Cutter is Operational!
Greetings Robot Gardeners! We have great news. Our new LASER Cutter / Engraver is operational and almost ready for use. We are writing up the SBU over the next week and will have a class soon! More on that later. Here are a few photos of the unit.

Upcoming Marine Science Events

  Greetings enthusiasts! I wanted to let everyone know that there are a number of interesting marine science events going on around the bay area this month. MBARI: Monterey Bay Research Institute July 20th Open House: http://www.mbari.org/about/openhouse.html MSI: San Francisco Bay Marine Science Institute: July 20th Canoe Redwood creek with staff naturalists: http://www.sfbaymsi.org/baylines.html July 27th ...

Greetings enthusiasts! Time for another ROV/AUV interest group meet up. Topics to consider (though certainly not limited to): 1. Pool status 2. Designing and Building ROVs – General Discussions 3. CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) sensor suite 4. others?

Alameda County Fair

Alameda County Fair
  Robot Garden has been invited to create a robot garden/farm exhibit at Alameda County Fair on Friday, Sat & Sun June 28-30. Details ongoing, but think Maker Faire with maybe some kids coloring in and soldering or robot construction classes. Sign up for each day that you can help with our display.   Check ...

AUVSI Meeting Prep

Greetings enthusiasts! For everyone expecting to join in the AUVSI meeting this Wednesday at Robot Garden, we will be hosting a clean-up / polish day this Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm or so. We will sweep up, organize shelves, set out our displays of robots and other projects, and look at how the Drone Arena ...

Aquatic Robotics Test Pool

Aquatic Robotics Test Pool
  WOW! What a great build day for the test pool. I huge thank you to everyone that came out to lend their hands and ideas to the overall design and construction going into this rather ambitious conversion (unused loading dock => varied depth robotic test pool…crazy). You’ve all earned a special place in the ...

LASER Cutter and OpenROV

LASER Cutter and OpenROV
Greetings enthusiasts! Here’s a project that we are looking for people to help out with — With our new LASER cutter, our ROV/AUV interest group would like to build an OpenROV using the open source B.O.M. and instructions offered by the great makers at OpenROV in Berkeley. Take at look at the BOM and OpenROV ...

Pool Frame Build Day

Greetings enthusiasts! We are moving forward on our aqua-robotics pool with a support frame build day this coming Saturday, June 15th. Please lend a hand and your head to suss out the details and get the support bits up for the pool. 24’x18′ with variable depth from 2′ to 4′. We are converting the loading ...