RoboDojo Regular Hours
The RoboDojo is located in Root Hall 125 A/B (On the library end of Root Hall)
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.
RoboDojo Workshop Schedule
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|January 12||Intro to Capture the Flag Cyber Security Game|
|January 16||Drone Racing/Freestyle Flying Meeting|
|January 17||FPV Flying: Inductrix Drones|
|January 18||Introduction to Laser Cutting and Engraving|
|January 24||3D Modelling Using Solidworks|
|January 25||VR After Dark|
|January 26||Raspberry Pi Wireless IP Cam|
|January 27||Build a Prusa 3D Printer|
|February 1||Learn to Solder|
|February 1||Arduino Basics 1 Workshop|
|February 2||Learn to Solder|
|February 8||Arduino Basics 2 Workshop|
|February 9||Intro to 3D Printing|
|February 9||Solving Impossible Problems with Evolution|
|February 9||Linux Users Group: Inaugural Sessions|
|February 14||FPV Flying: Inductrix Drones|
|February 15||Arduino Basics 3 Workshop|
|February 16||Designing for the Laser Cutter|
|February 21||Introductin to Laser Cutting and Engraving|
|February 21||Build a ~$150 Racing Drone, Part 1/3|
|February 22||Build a ~$150 Racing Drone, Part 2/3|
|February 22||VR After Dark|
|February 23||Build a ~$150 Racing Drone, Part 3/3|
|February 23||Drones on the Softball Field|
|March 1||A "How and Why" Guide to Object Oriented Programming|
|March 7||Introduction to Basic CAD Functions in Fusion 360|
|March 8||Arduinos in Action: Arduino Uno Drivers Ed, Part 1/3|
|March 9||Raspberry Pi Workshop: Intruder Detector|
|March 13||A Brief Overview of Biohacking|
|March 14||FPV Flying: Inductrix Drones|
|March 15||Arduinos in Action: Arduino Uno Drivers Ed, Part 2/3|
|March 14||FPV Flying: Inductrix Drones|
|March 21||Introduction to Robot Operating System (ROS)|
|March 22||Arduinos in Action: Arduino Uno Drivers Ed, Part 3/3|
|March 29||VR After Dark|
|March 30||Eggbot, an Art Robot for your Easter Eggs|
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.
1. RoboDojo Support: Developments and Hours
At the end of January, we'll be seeing a new face in the RoboDojo. STG1 Corey Cauffiel will be helping students with projects that come into the lab, developing expertise on our gear, and maintaining a well-oiled and safe working environment for our users. As the quarter progresses, we'll be sharing our thanks and best wishes for PO3 Zieglmeier, so please do stop by and wish him the best.
The below might change with our personnel change, but at least until the end of January, we'll be open for the following hours:
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
We've redesigned the workroom in the lab! Thanks to a generous donation by the NPS Foundation, we've bought new furniture and storage, and the space is coming together nicely. Our next redesign of the laser room will help us support additional safe milling and woodworking in the lab. We may have some additional exciting news to share about space, so stay tuned!
3. RoboDojo Workshop Schedule:
We've hit an all-time high of 38 workshops in the RoboDojo this quarter! The RoboDojo team of students, faculty, and staff are offering you a great series of Arduino workshops on Thursdays, Linux/Raspberry Pi/CTF workshops on Fridays, various drone workshops, 3D/CAD modeling, and far more! We're even hosting a biohacking workshop. If you need to cancel your workshop attendance, please do try to cancel early so that others may take your spot. Signup by clicking the "Sign In" button at the top of the page!
1. Discover NPS Day: Open Lab & Combat Robots
The RoboDojo will be open 0900-1600 on Friday with lots of hands-on activities for visitors big and small. We'll also be in Ingersoll 122 1045-1300 for the Ant Weight Combat Robot competition. Thank you to the Makers Club and your group of volunteers who are helping to make this day a special one for our visitors! If you are free to help out with RoboDojo activities that day, please do sign up here. For more information on the event, click here.
2. Drones on the Softball Field: Friday 12/8 1300-1500
Our November workshop drone builders will be out testing their new First Person View (FPV) drones next Friday. Join us to watch pilots navigate their creations around an obstacle course on the softball field and find out what it's like to fly FPV drones.
3. RoboDojo Spring Workshop List: Interested in Teaching or Learning?
We're forming a new workshop list for the Spring Quarter and will be sending it out a bit after the new year. Do you have a robotics/electronics/programming/fabrication skill that you would like to share this quarter? Do you have any requests for workshop offerings? Email your ideas to email@example.com, and we'd welcome your input.