Robot Garden at LVEF Walk for Education

p1000020The Mayor of Livermore dropped by to say hi to the volunteers in Robot Garden’s booth at the LVEF Walk for Education on Saturday 24th of September. LVEF, the Livermore Valley Education Foundation, holds the Walk for Education to raise funds to support local public education.

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For over two decades LVEF has offered a funding life-line for Livermore public school programs:

• LVEF funding has helped sustain endangered academic, arts, and athletics programs through periods of severe fiscal cuts. We have provided significant financial support for athletics; music; drama; visual arts; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs; library services; and much more.

• During the 2002-2003 fiscal crisis, LVEF stepped in to fund class-size reduction programs to counteract cuts made in primary grade classrooms. LVEF also helped increase computer technology hours at all school sites and retain part-time counselors at our high schools.

• The LVEF funds a variety of mini grants, site block grants, and excellence-in-teaching awards. Additionally, LVEF partners with the Livermore Valley Rotary Club to match contributions made through annual Rotary mini-grant donations to the Livermore school district.

• In partnership with national laboratories and security agencies, LVEF funds scholarship awards for Livermore high school seniors

• Livermore schools enjoy a strong tradition of after-school enrichment programs. LVEF has strongly advocated for these programs by supporting Science Odyssey, Math Counts, homework clubs, and much more.

• Reflecting its enduring commitment to the arts, LVEF has provided substantial funding for elementary school music education for all fifth graders, district-wide.

Upcoming projects include the STEAM fest on October 15th, where K through 10 students can sign up for workshops on hot computing topics. Workshops will be run by Devoxx4Kids. The STEAM fest will be at Jackson Avenue Elementary School, Livermore.

The STEAM Fest is sponsored by:

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Coming up at Robot Garden:

Positrons, Lasers and Robots: How close is our tech to Isaac Asimov’s?

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016, 5:30 PM

Robot Garden
2324 Second Street Livermore, CA

3 Makers & Mechanics Attending

This talk uses the prolific science fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s vision of the future as a platform to explore some of the current science and technology being pursued at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Topics include antimatter, high performance computing, laboratory astrophysics, fusion, and robotics.Presented by: Scott Wilks, Physicist…

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Introduction to the Robots

Saturday, Oct 8, 2016, 11:00 AM

Robot Garden
170 S Livermore Ave. Livermore, CA

1 Makers & Mechanics Attending

Get an introduction to Robot Garden’s stable of robotsIn this safety and basic usage class (SBU) you’ll get introduced to Robot Garden’s collection of different robots available for member use including• AR.Drone quadrotors• Turtlebots• EZ-Robots• LEGO MindstormsAfter being introduced to the robots, you can choose one of the platforms to ge…

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Programming Robots Study Group

Saturday, Oct 8, 2016, 1:00 PM

Robot Garden
2324 Second Street Livermore, CA

5 Makers & Mechanics Attending

Robots are coming! Let’s be ready to program them :)PRSG is a group for aspiring roboticists.This week2nd Review of the draft syllabus robotics classes.Let’s see how many can publish distance sensor values!No charge• PRSG meets during Robot Garden’s weekly open access. Programming experience comes in handy. Persons under 18 must have a parent…

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3D Printing Safety & Basic Use (SBU) at Robot Garden

Saturday, Oct 8, 2016, 1:30 PM

Robot Garden
170 S Livermore Ave. Livermore, CA

1 Makers & Mechanics Attending

The the introductory 3D printer SBU will get up and running with the Robot Garden’s 3D printers (Taz 5, Rostock & Form One+).Before coming to class, please review this introduction to 3D printing and watch all the videos to get the background. This information is required background for the class.After you’ve taken this class, please watch for th…

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