Concept Art

Concept Art

Our equipment wishlist as of today

Our equipment wishlist as of today
We are currently in the process of raising money to buy equipment and engaging our wonderful community in building a lot of equipment but for anyone interested, here is a rough wishlist in no particular order. Please comment if you have ideas about getting or building equipment or think there’s a glaring categorical omission. Examples ...

Some Help Finding The Space

Some Help Finding The Space
Here is a Google map shot of the iGate facility. The two purple dots indicate the front and rear entrance of the iGate and Robot Garden Space. For all robot garden activities, we ask that you use the rear entrance unless otherwise directed. We hope this helps! 7693 Longard Road, Livermore, CA  

Our first members!

Our first members!
Welcome to all our first members, starting with Greg and Michelle Thompson, of Livermore! They’ve signed up for a 6 month ‘early bird’ family membership special! Our membership form is finally online and includes the always important waiver of liability document. You can drop in to Robot Garden (free or donation) but there is a ...

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 ...

i-GATE and Robot Garden host FTC competition

i-GATE and Robot Garden host FTC competition
On January 26th, i-GATE and Robot Garden hosted our a FIRST Tech Challenge competition. A huge thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to make this event a success and congratulations to all the teams to competed. Thanks also to Livermore Mayor John Marchand for making time to come out and meet 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 ...

Shop Equipment Refurbishment #2

Greetings to all patiently waiting enthusiasts. Here is part two of the shop equipment project. This past Sunday, from 2pm-4pm, the electrical systems for the motors on the band saw and drill press were carefully gone over. The band saw drive motor took some time. It was very dirty, layered in corrosion, but all went ...

Shop Equipment Refurbishment

Step one in a series to update the donated shop equipment and supply our community with machining capabilities. A big thanks to everyone who stopped by this past Sunday to help out and discuss the next steps needed to breathe life into the equipment and develop the fundamental safety culture we plan to adopt. The ...

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 ...