The space is getting decorated!

The space is getting decorated!

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 ...

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.

FIRST LEGO League competition complete

A huge thanks to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers who helped make today’s FIRST LEGO League competition a great event for all involved. For all those with more questions about FIRST and FLL, be sure to check out the FIRST LEGO League website for more information and to start learning how to start a team.

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. ...

Equipment

Equipment
Community is the most important part of a hackerspace but a good workspace is also critical. Work table, chairs,  couches, internet access etc. are obviously essential but what’s the next step after that? We have been giving equipment plans for Robot Garden a lot of thought and want to share some of what we are ...

Hackerspaces as Accelerators

Hackerspaces as Accelerators
Is Robot Garden a hackerspace or an accelerator? Both. Theoretically, this makes a lot of sense. I believe that the hackerspace and maker movement are fueling a resurgence of growth in hardware startups. Chris Anderson’s new book  Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, argues that we are seeing the third wave of the industrial revolution which started back ...

Hello World!

Hello World!
Robot Garden was started in 2012. Initially a small group meeting under the name “The Pleasanton Mechanical Society”, we are now partnering with the iGate Innovation Hub in Livermore to provide the first ever robot themed hackerspace. Stay tuned for the next first instalment of our ‘open source’ story!