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Building Robots - Freeware - ROS (Robotic Operating System) Intro
It's one thing to just CODE to make things work, but it's another to understand how to use a good thought process to build a GOOD Robot! This is an overview of ROS - a freeware robotics operating system, how it works, what to build with it, examples of robotics using RaspberryPi. A Robot minimally needs to have: - (2) wheels - (1) caster - Arduino - Motor shield / Controller - sensors - way to collect data An example would be creating a range-finding device with the internet or bluetooth using ultrasonic sensors to detect an object's location, which is mapped, and the information used for further programmed actions or uses, like monitoring a 3D print, delivering notes, notifying when a level has been reached. Take Home: Freeware ROS, knowledge how to get your robot to do something! OPTIONAL: Bring your RaspberryPi and a laptop and get started!

WeMake Silicon Valley

35263 Fircrest St · Newark, ca

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What we're about

We've presented at Maker Faire since 2013. Our group presents many member projects involving anything from homemade handiworks, big robots, small robots, to DIY electronics to interactive workshops, and our group and audience range from 8-years-old to retired adults.

In 2017 our 20'x20' space was a perfect showcase for ... our Dr. Who Pinball machine, and a Marble Run, a Pineboard Sound Board, Interactive multiple stages of dancing robots, a year-long project in printing 2/3 of InMoov, an Arduino / RaspberryPi-driven android, and a Van der Waal Ball that was shocking. This year, we hope to add music, even more lights, a double humanoid (2 InMoovs!) comedy show, more dancing robots, and another interactive workshop.

Are you an engineer involved in home brew electronics, computer programming or mechanical engineering? A do-it-yourself enthusiast who regularly attends yearly Maker Faires? Do you share an interest for discussing future technology? Or are you a creative artist who actively trends Instructables, Make, and Hackaday?

Then join Cupertinker Space - Cupertino's first Hacker, Artist and Maker Community since 2013! The purpose of this group is to create a haven in Cupertino, arguably one of the most innovative and inventive cities in the Bay Area, for a home brew hacker and maker community . Largely inspired by the original 1970's Home Brew Computer Club, Cupertinker Space is an independent group started in 2013 that is looking for individuals of any age with an interest in electronics, computer science, interactive art,technology, and STEAM.

Note: Cupertino's Hackerspace Community welcomes all makers and hacker enthusiasts from any neighboring cities!

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