NOTE - WE ARE MOVING THIS EVENT TO OUR HANGAR #391 AT THE LIVERMORE AIRPORT.
Robot Garden recently received a grant to build a NASA inspired opensource Mars Rover. In the hopes of involving lots of different people, we are doing this as a "community build".
We are planning to make significant modifications to the design originally presented by NASA. With these changes, there will be plenty of ways for people with various skill sets to get involved.
In fact, our modifications are planned specifically so that many other local groups and individuals can participate and contribute. The build will be modular so that different components can be designed and built by different groups. Components can be added or swapped out over time.
We will start with a basic radio-controlled rover. Over time we will add modules for command line navigation, autonomous navigation, robotic arms, multiple cameras, rock & plant identification, weather station, etc.
We want lots of people involved in this project. If you would like to participate, please, join us at any one of the ongoing meetings. Or, contact Tom Manger directly via the Meetup Message feature.
Individuals not associated with a group are welcome to get directly involved with the project. Below is a preliminary (but not yet verified) list of groups we hope to get involved in this project.
Please, RSVP to this event so that we can arrange escorts to our hangar.
VEHICLE TRAFFIC INSIDE THE AIRPORT IS HIGHLY RESTRICTED.
Do not enter the airport gate without a designated vehicle escort. We'll have an escort car that you can follow to the parking area near our hangar. Once at our hangar we'll provide additional safety information.
Walking or driving onto a taxiway or runway is a federal offense and is dangerous to both pilots and drivers.
Do not tailgate other vehicles onto the airport grounds unless they are a designated escort.
Please, review this training available for ground vehicles: