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 ...

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 ...

Andra on MAKE’s International Robot Meetup

Robot Block Party 2013

Robot Block Party 2013
We had a blast at the Robot Block Party today. Many thanks to everyone who came and especially everyone who helped with our booth. Edit: Add AR.Drone video

Partnering with Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Partnering with Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center
In addition to our efforts to develop a cloud robotics program, we are not partnering with the Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center to develop a new cloud Industrial Control Systems cyber security laboratory. It will be a shared resource for researchers, students and educators to investigate potential threats, and develop key cyber-security ...

Robot Garden Fly-throughs

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 ...

Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair

Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair
We had a great time demoing various ROVS, robots and 3D printers at the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair, sponsored by LLNL. I’m only sorry that we were so busy outside, that I didn’t get a chance to have much of a look inside the various halls where hundreds of science & engineering projects ...

California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife

California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife
We had a fun time exhibiting at the California Academy of Sciences Robot Nightlife this evening. Showing off some of our members’ robots and 3D printing projects and telling 3000+ people about makerspaces. Andra also gave a well attended talk on the state of robotics in general and in the Silicon Valley specifically. And I ...