How Do You Grow a Robot?

How Do You Grow a Robot?
Robot Garden is a Livermore-based makerspace (community workshop) focused on all things robotic.  As a makers community we are playing an important role creating more opportunities for  innovation, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and advanced manufacturing in our region.  While we provide workshops that enables the fabrication of prototypes (using 3D printer, laser cutters, mills, electronics tools, etc). ...

Team Robot Garden enters Victoria in RoboMagellan Contest

Team Robot Garden enters Victoria in RoboMagellan Contest
  On January 07, 2017 we became Team Robot Garden. We named our autonomous robot Victoria after the only one of Magellan’s ships to complete the circumnavigation. It doesn’t hurt that Victoria is the Latin word for ‘victory’ or ‘conquer’.   Victoria will compete in the outdoor RoboMagellan contest at RoboGames April 21-23, 2017. The robot must find a traffic cone autonomously ...

RC2Robot has picked a platform!

RC2Robot has picked a platform!
Robot Garden’s RC2Robot group has picked a chassis and it’s a big one. At 1/5 scale, the Traxxas X-Maxx is one of the largest RC cars out there, capable of 35mph. We’ve picked key robotic components: Intel’s RealSense camera and UP board Pixhawk ROS executive. We’d like to thank the directors of Robot Garden for their ongoing support. We’ll ...

Robot Garden sponsoring RoboMagellan team!

Robot Garden sponsoring RoboMagellan team!
Robot Garden is growing new projects. New to robotics? PRSG has instructional material. Attend a meetup event! Have robotic, electronics or software experience? Think about joining the team! The team, RC2Robot, is working on our competitor in the outdoor autonomous vehicle challenge RoboMagellan. We’re starting with a larger sized radio controlled car, then adding ROS (Robot Operating System ...

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 ...

Robot and Building Operating Systems

Robot and Building Operating Systems
Robots don’t have to have arms or wheels, any system that senses its environment, uses intelligence to make decisions and acts is a robot, and at Robot Garden, we want to make the whole building a robot.

Hydrophones and OpenROVs

  Disclaimer: These designs are simple prototypes and in no way reflect accurate and functional models. They are supplied as sketches only. The hydrophone DIY sourced from DOSITS as an example. The ROV images are from user dezbot on thingiverse of an earlier version of the OpenROV kit. Sketchup Make was used for CAD rendering.   ...

ROV/AUV Interest Group — A Hack-A-Thon CTD+ 24h Build Results —

ROV/AUV Interest Group -- A Hack-A-Thon CTD+ 24h Build Results --
Greetings enthusiasts! What a day! In a 24-hour hack-a-thon, out here in Livermore, myself and two colleagues endeavored to design and test hardware and software; supporting a CTD+ sensor suite, targeted for our ROV projects. It was intense, it was fun, and we mostly succeeded in developing a prototype environment for the sensor suite and ...

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.

ROV / AUV Interest Group Looking for members / Volunteers

Greetings enthusiasts! The ROV / AUV interest group is looking for individuals who are willing to help out on 4 ROV projects. (and subsequently become members of the group) 1. We need 1 or 2 people willing to 3D print materials using Robot Garden’s 3D printer (or others). This involves 3D printing a robot hand, ...