Nation of Makers gathering

Nation of Makers gathering
The Nation of Makers event on August 24 2016 was hosted by the Whitehouse and the Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP). Robot Garden was invited and Steve was able to attend on our behalf. It was a very full agenda with more than 200 makerspace organizers from all over the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska. ” In ...

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 ...

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, ...

Installing an exhaust system for our new space

Installing an exhaust system for our new space
Instead of spending their 4th of July at the BBQ like most people, our amazing makers Steve, Jim and Mike rented a cherry picker and installed a ventilation system for the new space. Thanks to their hard work, we will be able to use the laser cutter, ABS 3D printers, and soldering equipment with clean ...

OpenROVs for Education, Exploration, and a SJSU Analogue Mission to Europa

OpenROVs for Education, Exploration, and a SJSU Analogue Mission to Europa
Europa Our collective human desire to explore and expand draws us into developing engineering solutions to the difficult problems of space travel, exploration and colonization. In order to succeed at such grand endeavors, we need the support equipment to aid us in discovery; determining the environments and analyzing hazards to fulfill mission objectives. Our scientific ...

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.

In the news

In the news
Robot Garden was recently included in an article about our host incubator i-GATE in the Contra Costa times.

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 ...

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development
The world of robotics has reached the wondrous point where there are more robots than we necessarily know what to do with. Robots are great for catalyzing excitement and interest in STEAM but after you’ve got the attention, the next question is usually what to do next with the robot to build real learning opportunities.