ROV/AUV Interest Group Meeting June 16th

Greetings enthusiasts! I will be hosting another ROV/AUV interest group this Sunday 12pm-onward. Topics for discussion: 1. New ROV in the works 2. CTD package. I have a plan for one and will be working out the bits this weekend. 3. I’d like to get some ideas on controllers. I’d love to hear about any ...

Robot Garden’s Smoke Ring Cannon Trike on Boing Boing

Robot Garden's Smoke Ring Cannon Trike on Boing Boing
Robot Garden’s smoke ring cannon toting parade trike was included on Boing Boing’s 15 Weirdest Things on Wheels at Maker Faire.

ROV/AUV Interest Group Meeting June 1st

ROV/AUV Interest Group Meeting June 1st
Greetings, we will be hosting another ROV/AUV interest group this Saturday, June 1st at Robot Garden. 12-2pm. I have a new design in the works for a larger and more versatile ROV and will be cutting the frame in our shop. I’d love to hear from you about materials and experience building ROVs. If you’ve ...

Robot Garden on Tekzilla

Maynard Holliday was interviewed by Robert Herron in this clip about Robot Garden on Tekzilla!

Maker Faire overview

Maker Faire overview
It’s impossible to see everything at Maker Faire but I tried. I was exhibiting with my hackerspace Robot Garden and had the pleasure of being both a participant and a spectator. This was the 8th annual Maker Faire and it’s grown from 18,000 attendees to over 165,000, and that’s not counting hundreds of participants ranging from hobbyists and performers ...

Countdown to Maker Faire

Countdown to Maker Faire
We’re setting up at Maker Faire and hope you’ll all come see Robot Garden @ iGate in Booth #2675 in Expo Hall. We might not be able to report back cause we’re giving presentations and having a booth and trying to look around ourselves but this is an event full of fantastic things. Not only are ...

Busy making for Maker Faire

Busy making for Maker Faire
My family and I have all been hanging out at Robot Garden the last few evenings quite enjoyably making stuff for Maker Faire. From, wood fabric, steel circuits and printed ABS.   Some time after Maker Faire, we’ll post some documentation on the projects we’ve build.

OmNom Project at Make Showcase

OmNom Project at Make Showcase
OmNom Project and Robot Garden are showcasing at Make Hardware Innovation Showcase in San Mateo. OmNom is a very early prototype 3d filament recycler/creator built by Michael Howland of EMH Studios and is our first ‘Robot Garden maker project’. OmNom may be the first functional 3d plastics recycler and was spinning out some of its ...

Updates on Wood Shop SBU and Maker Faire

Greetings enthusiasts, A very busy time at Robot Garden over the last two months. We’ve opened our wood (and plastic) shop and are currently going through iterations of our wood shop SBU. For those of you who have taken the course, excellent. However, we’ve identified some gaps and will be introducing a hands on portion ...

An Inspiring Inventor Cori Lathan

An Inspiring Inventor Cori Lathan
Great piece on NPR today about inventor and engineer, Cori Lathan. Cori’s projects range from playful robots for children with cerebral palsy, to feedback gloves and virtual training for surgeons, to neurological feedback for both military and anybody.