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RoboDojo Regular Hours

Wednesdays: 0900-1600

Thursdays: 1000-1500

Fridays: 0930-1500

The RoboDojo is located in Root Hall 125 A/B (On the library end of Root Hall)

STG1 Cauffiel's Hours

Monday: 0900-1430                  Thursday: 0900-1430

Tuesday: 0900-1430                 Friday: Varies

Wednesday: 0900-1300

We are open many other hours for workshops and other events, so come on in if you see our door open. We would welcome the opportunity to show you our lab resources and to discuss your thesis and personal projects. 


If *you* would like to share your expertise or your projects with the NPS/RoboDojo community, please do email Kristen at ktsolis@nps.edu.

RoboDojo Workshop Schedule

To Sign up for a workshop, go to the Calendar page and click on the link.

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Intro to 3D Printing: 10/08
Programming for the Non-Programmer: 10/08
Vinyl Cutting: Halloween-Style: 10/09
Intro to Cyber Capture the Flag: 10/11
Inductrix Micro FPV Drones: A Tiny, Gentle introduction to First Person View (FPV) Flying: 10/15
Introduction to Laser Cutting and Engraving: 10/21
Basic Bash Scripting: 10/22
Intro to Cosplay: Making Gauntlets, Arm Cannons, etc!: 10/23 
Drone Flying at Impossible City MOUT: 10/25
Light up your Costume with Sewn Circuits: 10/28
Smoke your Meat with an Arduino: 10/29
CNC Routing with the X-Carve and Easel: 10/29
Arduino Basics 1 Workshop: 11/01
3D Modeling with Solidworks: 11/05
Using Neural Networks in Matlab: Part 1 of 3: 11/07
Arduino Basics 2 Workshop (part 2 of a 3-part series): 11/08
Intro to Soldering: 11/12
Raspberry Pi Basics: 11/13
Using Neural Networks in Matlab: Part 2 of 3: 11/14
Arduino Basics 3 Workshop (part 3 of a 3-part series): 11/15
What's a Multimeter? + How to Use it: 11/18
Radio Frequency Fundamentals: 11/21  
Using Neural Networks in Matlab: Part 3 of 3: 11/21

Previous Classes and Links

View slide shows and links below from previous and upcoming classes

Introduction to 3D printing


Introduction to soldering


Introduction to Linux


Solving Impossible Problems - Emergent Algorythms



CNC Milling Instructions and Helpful Tips




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Welcome to the RoboDojo Community Website!

The RoboDojo is a dynamic innovation space (located on NPS campus in Root Hall, Room 125) where students, staff, faculty, and friends can come 'tinker' and learn about robot components and systems. Whether you're five or seventy-five years old, the RoboDojo is designed to promote informal hands-on learning with open hours and volunteer mentors to help the NPS community learn about:

  • rapid prototyping (e.g, with 3D printers and laser cutters);
  • embedded computing (e.g., with Arduino and Raspberry Pi);
  • basic electronics (e.g., with various electronics and breadboard components);
  • robotic software programming (e.g., for Robot Operating System in Python);
  • and more!  

The RoboDojo also hosts various community-led workshops, including recent gatherings on topics ranging from Basics of Solidworks, Intro to Printed Circuit Boards, to Laser Cutting and Engraving, and a Raspberry Pi Workshop.  The RoboDojo represents a grassroots initiative to promote collaborative and community learning, so feel free to stop by and learn about robots!

Be sure to click on the "Sign In" button on the left to access our extended website. 



RoboDojo Announcements

Posted 7/22/2019

1. News

Greetings from the RoboDojo, your NPS FREE community maker lab for learning about robotics and electronics! The Robodojo is open to the entire NPS community. We offer tools, equipment, hands-on workshops, competitions, and user groups around rapid prototyping and emerging technologies, and we encourage you to visit our space in Root 125 A/B.
The RoboDojo is open for your FREE use during the following hours, and we're open other hours depending on our workshop and user schedules:
Monday: 0900-1430
Tuesday 0900-1430
Wednesday 0900-1300
Thursday 0900-1430
Friday Varies
Come say hello to our very capable STG1 Corey Cauffiel and ET1 Andy Reagan who are in the lab to support lab users with their projects and questions.  


We are open other hours for workshops and for other events and would welcome the opportunity to show you our lab resources and to discuss your thesis and personal projects.


2. New Gear and Space

Maker Mondays are here!
Stop by the lab any Monday between 1200-1300 to talk with us about the RoboDojo, to see what we offer, and to discuss how we might support your work. We've dedicated this time to work with you and to answer your questions.
The RoboDojo is working on our new milling/safety space located right next to our laser room! Come on by and see this space develop during this quarter.
3. RoboDojo Workshop Schedule:

There's always something new to learn in the RoboDojo! You can learn how to work with neural networks in Matlab, exercise your programming skills with Javascript, and learn about Arduinos. There are lots of drone-related learning opportunities, too.  You can rapidly prototype parts with our 3D printers, laser, circuit board printer, and other equipment. We'll have Navy Reservists, campus visitors, and many other students, staff, and faculty members from all departments at NPS talking about their projects and providing a number of hands-on free learning sessions. 


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