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drswando

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Hey all,


I'm on the Regional Planning Committee of the FRC Orlando Regional (http://www.floridafirstregional.com/) and we would like you to present a series of learning workshops on Thurs, March 13th at the UCF Arena. We have the Fluid Power Society doing a workshop on Pneumatics & robotin3days.com doing a presentation on their rapid fabrication process. We have open times for such topics as:
Advanced 3D Printing techniques
Animatronics
Raspberry Pi or Arduino robotic prototyping
PCB design / prototyping
Sensors
Screen printing
Wearable Electronics
...Or anything you think would be an inspiring experience!


The FRC is a competition where high schoolers, engineers, & other professionals work together to Inspire & Recognize Science & Technology by creating a robot in 6 weeks to compete in an annually changing competition. This year's competition is called Aerial Assist. FIRST is also founded on the mantra of "Gracious Professionalism" & Coopertition, so please consider these when crafting your presentation. There may also be a "stranger-danger" check for presenters, in full disclosure, per FIRST mentorship standards. You are of course welcome to stick around to check out our competition on Friday & Saturday, because it's FREE ADMISSION.


ALSO...


We would like multiple "Information Stations" around the venue, Sponsored by Familab. This would be a tremendous value added to our competition, and I am excited to work with you all to make this happen!


If you have any questions, I'll be monitoring this thread, or I can be contacted privately at Dan.swando@gmail.com


Many thanks for your help & support! I think we'll all get amazing benefits from this!


Thanks,


Dan

Fluffybunny47

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Hi Dan,


It was great talking to you last night at Open House. I know you were able to connect with John Lamp and Pat Starace to discuss some ideas surrounding your workshops concepts.


Could you please provide a bit more information relating to the specific times you'd like to see the workshops taking place? Many of our members have work schedules that they'll need to work around to participate in this event.
  • What are the times of the event?
  • How long would you like the workshops to be?
  • Anything else I might have overlooked regarding scheduling?
I sincerely hope we're able to help make your event a success!
Jessica

drswando

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Sure,


The workshops are Thursday the 13th. Blocks are an hour long, so workshops should be slightly less to allow for the next presentation to set up. Workshops will run from about 10am to 6pm. If you have a specific preference in time, we will most likely be able to accommodate, especially if you're one of the first to respond. If you have a really interesting topic that needs more time, I can see if a longer time is doable.


The event itself is 8am-8pm Thurs, 8am-7pm Fri, and 8am-6pm Sat. More specific information will soon be available at www.floridafirstregional.com/ or www.orlandofrc.org

bethjaneway

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I could do a wearable electronics seminar. 45min is pretty short for that, the most practical would be to show some of the platforms, then do a small take-home project. If it's preceded by an Intro to Arduino class you could get further with it.
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drswando

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Thank you Brooks! Excellent! Maybe someone else wants to do an intro to Arduino beforehand, or if you wanted, you could do back2back Arduino Basics / Wearables in a 2 hour block?

Who's next? :)
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