Love is in the air, Makers!

Love is in the air, Makers!
Love is in the air, Makers! Let’s laser cut some cards for our beloved valentines and add a personal touch. Many designs to try out. Price of laser cutting session: Robot Garden members : $5 (material cost) Non-Robot Garden members: $15 (non-member fee + material cost)

RC2Robot has picked a platform!

RC2Robot has picked a platform!
Robot Garden’s RC2Robot group has picked a chassis and it’s a big one. At 1/5 scale, the Traxxas X-Maxx is one of the largest RC cars out there, capable of 35mph. We’ve picked key robotic components: Intel’s RealSense camera and UP board Pixhawk ROS executive. We’d like to thank the directors of Robot Garden for their ongoing support. We’ll ...

Opening up Down Town

Opening up Down Town
The paint is drying, the ventilation system has been installed, this Saturday we are opening the doors of Robot Garden down town and we are super excited about it. From now on, our regular open access hours, classes, interest groups etc. will be in the new down town space at 160 S Livermore Ave Livermore, ...

Two 3D printers online

Two 3D printers online
Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and generous donations, we now have two 3D printers online. Our high precision Afinia ABS FDM printer and a new large Rostock Max PLA FDM printer. Look for new 3D printing SBUs coming soon.

Fundraising for a new, bigger, 3D printer

Our first 3D printer has seen a lot creative use. Now we need a bigger and better 3D printer to build more and larger objects. Luckily we we’ve got a great team to build a DIY build a kit printer which puts the Rostock MAX in reach. Even better we will be able to do ...

ROV/AUV Interest Group — A Hack-A-Thon CTD+ 24h Build Results —

ROV/AUV Interest Group -- A Hack-A-Thon CTD+ 24h Build Results --
Greetings enthusiasts! What a day! In a 24-hour hack-a-thon, out here in Livermore, myself and two colleagues endeavored to design and test hardware and software; supporting a CTD+ sensor suite, targeted for our ROV projects. It was intense, it was fun, and we mostly succeeded in developing a prototype environment for the sensor suite and ...

Laser Cutter online and next SBU scheduled

Laser Cutter online and next SBU scheduled
The next laser cutter SBU is scheduled for October 13th, sign up now 🙂 For those who have already taken the class or anyone looking to gain a little extra information in advance, the class manual is now online.

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, ...

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 laser  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 ...

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, ...