Create Lab at the Livermore Public Library with Robot Garden

Create Lab at the Livermore Public Library  with Robot Garden
The Livermore Public Library and Robot Garden are hosting  Saturday morning (10-12pm) “Create Lab” at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Create Lab is a pop-up makerspace in the Storytime Room that is geared toward children in grades K – 6. Create Lab participants can use a variety of tools to create, including a ...

Aquaponics at Robot Garden

Aquaponics at Robot Garden
Have you been wondering what the tank under the stairs at Robot Garden was for? It’s our aquaponics automation project, so it’s really the garden part of Robot Garden. There are fish too! We love both Robots and Gardens. One of our goals has always been to have a demonstration garden, managed as much as possible by ...

Celebrating National Robotics Week at Robot Garden

Celebrating National Robotics Week at Robot Garden
For a very small group Robot Garden has the most National Robotics Week activities in the whole US. But that’s hardly surprising, Robot Garden is a maker space in Livermore California with a focus on robotics. The Robot Garden website describes it as a “family friendly community workspace that provides access to tools in a community of ...

Robot Garden Art Wall at Alameda County Fair

Robot Garden Art Wall at Alameda County Fair
Every year, Alameda County Fair has a STEAM weekend “Robots and Rockets”, which is very popular with young and old. Robot Garden helps with the programming and does robot displays, judges robot competitions, gets robot exhibitors along etc. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve always got ideas but to get to something that we ...

DARC and drones

DARC and drones
I was at DARC in New York on the weekend and spoke about Robot Garden, our quadcopter race track and using playful ways to encourage more people, especially women, to engage with technology. I gave a solo Ted style talk and was on the panel for community user groups, joined the Parrot hackathon, saw some amazing ...

Shop Equipment Refurbishment #3

Greeting enthusiast Here’s another equipment refurb update. Table Grinder: Cleaned and remounted to grinder table. Re-oiled slidrers and grinder table slide, re-wired and secured power and switch. Removed old grinder disk. This was glued onto the grinder wheel. Discovered of testing that the motor bearings are wearing considerably. After testing the grinder, it was determined ...

Urban Garden Project

Hello All! Just this last weekend we had a planning meeting for a Robot Garden garden. The meeting went really well, the great folks at i-GATE are really supportive of our ideas. In fact, with their input, we came up with a ton of new ideas and directions we could take and decided upon an ...

Why green technology investors should care about robotics

Sustainability is the most important technological problem we face today and for the foreseeable future. We need to use resources more intelligently and to be successful, our technology needs to become intelligent itself. Robotics is the study of giving the ability to sense the environment, make intelligent decisions and take action to machines and; a ...