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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

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Arduino Volt Meter: 7/24
Vinyl Cutter Basics: 7/25
Drone Flying at Impossible City (Ft Ord): 7/26, 8/30, 9/27
Intro to Ant Weight (1 lb) Combat Robots: 7/29, 7/31
Laser Cutting and Engraving: 7/30
Designing for the Laser Cutter/Engraver: 7/30
Apporto: Remotely Accessing NPS Software Applications: 7/31
Intro to 3D Printing: 8/1, 8/13
CNC Routing with the X-Carve and Easel: 8/2
Ant Weight Combat Robots Workshop #2: Introduction to Electronics: 8/5
Learn to Solder: 8/6
Using Neural Networks in Matlab: Part 1 of 3: 8/7
Intro to Arduinos: 8/9
Drone Flying for Fun and Research: 8/12
Ant Weight Combat Robots Workshop #3: Understanding Remote Control with Ant Weight Combat Robots: 8/12
Intro to Solidworks: 8/13
Raspberry Pi Basics: 8/14
Using Neural Networks in Matlab: Part 2 of 3: 8/14
Introduction to Javascript: 8/16
Ant Weight Combat Robots Workshop #4: Using Micro controllers (or not) in your combat robot: 8/9
Using Neural Networks in Matlab: Part 3 of 3: 8/21
OpenROV Trident: 8/26  
Metal 3D Printing: 8/28
Ant Weight Combat Robot Scrimmage: 9/6

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

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 who is 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

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.
Ant Weight Combat Robots are back! Prof. Cote will be leading a series of robot fabrication classes this quarter. These bots are really tiny (1 lb max). During the workshop sessions, you are welcome to work with our kits or to buy your own parts.


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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