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.

Andra on MAKE’s International Robot Meetup

Wood Shop Setup Status

Wood Shop Setup Status
Greetings enthusiasts! Here’s a quick update for the setup of the woodshop portion of the hackerspace. We have a table saw, grinder, drill press, and band saw in location and nearing release for public use. After review, we still need to get some safety features installed prior to our training course and user certification. Table ...

Concept Art

Concept Art

What equipment would you like?

What equipment would you like?

Bolt – Boston’s hardware accelerator opens

Bolt - Boston's hardware accelerator opens
  Bolt, Ben Einstein’s hardware and robotics accelerator in Boston, today announced the close of their first funding round and the opening of the first round of applications for 2013 hardware startups. Bolt has a 4000 sq ft high end prototyping shop under their offices in the Downtown Crossing district and plans to open the ...

Homebrew Robotics & Hacker Dojo

Homebrew Robotics & Hacker Dojo
I spoke about Robot Garden and Silicon Valley Robotics at Google HQ last night to the monthly Homebrew Robotics Club meeting. The crowd was 135+ which was one of their largest ever meetings and the first half of the meeting was given over to robot show and tell, which ranged from Kentucky bots built by ...

What is a Robotics Hackerspace?

What is a Robotics Hackerspace?
What do I mean when I say I’m building a robotics hackerspace? From our mission statement, we will use “robotics and creative or artistic projects to inspire and educate.” Robots are cool and they cover a lot of territory so a robotics hackerspace will be able to do just about anything.

Meetup Follow Up

Meetup Follow Up
Thanks everyone for a great meetup! More than 30 people attended last night and we are inspired now to open sooner with less, rather than later with more equipment. We had a lot of requests for courses and groups, so we’ll be collecting that information – email us or comment on this post or on ...

Kickoff Meeting

Welcome to our future Robot Garden makerspace! Come hear about the plans and how you can get involved. Meet other makers, let us know what you equipment, robots, opportunities and courses you most want and see some of what we want to facilitate. When: November 12th 7pm Where: our future home, The i-GATE NEST facility. ...