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 ...

Raising funds for a reflow oven

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Happy π Day!

Bring a pie (raspberry or otherwise) to share tomorrow to Robot Garden’s monthly maker potluck. While you’re there, check out the Programming Robots Study Group or Teen Intro to Programming class. March 26th, The California Academy of Sciences is is annual Nightlife with Robots event. It’s a fun time. Why not join a group of other ...

Survey for classes at Robot Garden

Hi everyone, we’re going to start classes at Robot Garden on Saturdays again, thanks in part to a wonderful small grant from Sandia and Lockheed Martin. The next question is… what classes do you want? Can you teach classes? We have some ideas but we’d love your feedback. Please do this very short survey. all ...

CTD+ (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Light) – From the Breadboard to the ROV

CTD+ (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Light) - From the Breadboard to the ROV
Greetings enthusiasts! In a previous post, I discussed a prototype using light, temperature, depth, and conductivity sensors, entailing a modular. remotely accessible package for deployment on ROVs or other marine craft. The high level plan was to develop a sparsely connected module sensor suite, using a simple web server/client interface, all in node.js. This has ...

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome – Repost from OpenROV.com

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Posted by David Lang on February 6, 2014 at 2:27pm Send Message   View Blog “Up and down the west coast, sea stars are disappearing. The phenomenon has been called sea star wasting syndrome, and we still don’t know a lot about it. From USA Today: “Something is killing starfish up and down the West ...

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 Pool Coming Along!

ROV / AUV Pool Coming Along!
The pool was too easy to build, so Per and myself did it today in about 1.5 hrs. Our meeting for Saturday the  19th is still on as we need to shim it up and figure on how to fill it! 16′ diameter x 4′ deep = much ROV testing! Join the ROV/AUV interest group ...

ROV Pool => Acquired!

Greetings enthusiasts! Due to the temporary hold on the ROV/AUV test pool conversion project, we were able to score a 16ft diameter, 4ft deep above ground pool from Craig’s List! We are having a group build this Saturday, Oct. 19th at 11am. Join us and spend the day discussing ROVs and pool testing. See you ...

ROV / AUV Interest Group Update

ROV / AUV Interest Group Update
The group has grown in size and we have ventured into the following projects. We will have updates periodically over the next few months. OpenROV Kit Magneto-Hydrodynamic Thruster Two MiniROVs for technology evaluation Archeological Camera for Submersible Platforms CTDs and Water sampling system Hydrostatic Testing Chamber…a somewhat larger one. We are pushing forwards on two ...