THE 2014 WISCONSIN FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION TRAINING WORKSHOP

 

Registration is open for team members, mentors and team leaders for the FRC Training Workshop at Marquette University on Saturday December 13, 2014.  The workshop includes morning and afternoon classes.  The classes scheduled are listed on the next pages along with descriptions.  Note that there is the opportunity to register for one morning and one afternoon class.  Instructions for registration are as follows:

 

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014

 

Location: Marquette University Engineering Hall; Wisconsin Avenue between 16th and 17th streets; Milwaukee, WI

 

Parking: Parking is available in the Marquette University Parking Structure on 16th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street on the West side of the street.  The charge for Saturday parking is $3.00 for the day.

 

Time: Morning classes – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM; Afternoon classes – 12:15 PM to 2:45 PM.  Please arrive at approximately 8:45 AM to get class room location information.  With one exception morning classes are duplicated in the afternoon so attendees can take two different classes.  (Note: It is not necessary to attend classes in both the morning and afternoon.) 

 

FIRST 2014 FRC Training Workshop Schedule of Classes

Engineering Hall, Marquette University, Saturday, December 13, 2014

Morning Classes

Afternoon Classes

Electrical Wiring and Connections

Instructor: Lou Verstegen

9:00 to 11:30

Objective: Through lecture and student hands-on activities teach methods of wire connection, soldering, wire selection criteria, electrical safety and electrical assembly of robot electronic hardware

Electrical Wiring and Connections

Instructor: Lou Verstegen

12:15 to 2:45

Objective: Through lecture and student hands-on activities teach methods of wire connection, soldering, wire selection criteria, electrical safety and electrical assembly of robot electronic hardware

 

Robot Construction

Instructors: Richard Oakes and Tim Obermann

9:00 to 11:30

Objective: Through lecture and student hands-on activities teach methods of constructing FRC robots including such topics as drives, motors, transmissions/gear trains, pneumatics, mechanisms, planning, fabrication and others

 

Robot Construction

Instructors: Richard Oakes and Tim Obermann

12:15 to 2:45

Objective: Through lecture and student hands-on activities teach methods of constructing FRC robots including such topics as drives, motors, transmissions/gear trains, pneumatics, mechanisms, planning, fabrication and others

 

LabVIEW Programming

9:00 to 11:30

Instructor: Mark Balla

Objective: Through lecture and hands-on activities teach the use of LabVIEW for autonomous and teleoperated operation of an FRC robot; topics include use of templates, sources of tutorials, basic programming for drives, sensors and other components

 

LabVIEW Programming

Instructor: Mark Balla

12:15 to 2:45

Objective: Through lecture and hands-on activities teach the use of LabVIEW for autonomous and teleoperated operation of an FRC robot; topics include use of templates, sources of tutorials, basic programming for drives, sensors and other components

 

C++ Programming

9:00 to 11:30

Instructor: Rich Coe

Objective: Through lecture and hands-on activities teach the use of C++ for autonomous and teleoperated operation of an FRC robot; topics include use of templates, sources of tutorials, basic programming for drives, sensors and other components

C++ Programming

12:15 to 2:45

Instructor: Rich Coe

Objective: Through lecture and hands-on activities teach the use of C++ for autonomous and teleoperated operation of an FRC robot; topics include use of templates, sources of tutorials, basic programming for drives, sensors and other components

 

WEBSITES and Team Communication Development

Instructor: Deirdre Murr

9:00 to 10:30

Objective: Through lecture and examples from teams, teach methods of creating and supporting team websites and creating team communication methods through use of the many types of  social media

 

WEBSITES and Team Communication Development

Instructor: Deirdre Murr

12:15 to 1:45

Objective: Through lecture and examples from teams,  teach methods of creating and supporting team websites and creating team communication methods through use of the many types of  social media

 social media

 


 

Morning Classes

Afternoon Classes

Team Fund Raising and Marketing

Instructor: Debby Oakes, Marketing and

9:00 to 10:30

Objective: Through lecture describe methods of FRC team fund raising and marketing and with examples from teams teach approaches that have been successful

 

Team Fund Raising and Marketing

Instructor: Debby Oakes, Marketing and

12:15 to 1:45

Objective: Through lecture describe methods of FRC team fund raising and marketing and with examples from teams teach approaches that have been successful

 

Project Planning – Getting It Done On Time

Instructor: Karen Mayes

9:00 to 10:30

Objective: Through lecture and team examples teach the need for and methods of planning the robot design and build process

 

Project Planning – Getting It Done On Time

Instructor: Karen Mayes

12:15 to 1:45

Objective: Through lecture and team examples teach the need for and methods of planning the robot design and build process

 

Competition Judging and Awards

Instructor: Michael Alburg

9:00 to 10:30

Objective: Through lecture and team examples describe the awards teams can win during competition events and how the team information is used in the judging process for award selection

 

Competition Judging and Awards

Instructor: Michael Alburg

12:15 to 1:45

Objective: Through lecture and team examples describe the awards teams can win during competition events and how the team information is used in the judging process for award selection

 

Ten Ways to Fail Robot Inspection

Instructors: Jeff Pahl and Chris Paulik

9:00 to 11:30

Objective: A look at some of the most common problems that keep teams from passing inspection the first time, and tips, tricks, and best practices for building a great robot. Presented by two veteran Lead Robot Inspectors and team mentors, with a combined 25+ years of FRC experience and over 25 events as LRI's. The presentation will also include a look at the new 2015 control system hardware, including important rule changes relating to using the new controls. This presentation is targeted at all levels of FRC experience, from rookie teams or new team members, to experienced veterans. There will be a Q & A session, so bring your questions for the LRI's.

 

Ten Ways to Fail Robot Inspection

Instructors: Jeff Pahl and Chris Paulik

12:15 to 2:45

Objective: A look at some of the most common problems that keep teams from passing inspection the first time, and tips, tricks, and best practices for building a great robot. Presented by two veteran Lead Robot Inspectors and team mentors, with a combined 25+ years of FRC experience and over 25 events as LRI's. The presentation will also include a look at the new 2015 control system hardware, including important rule changes relating to using the new controls. This presentation is targeted at all levels of FRC experience, from rookie teams or new team members, to experienced veterans. There will be a Q & A session, so bring your questions for the LRI's.

Team Leadership of Robot System Development

Instructor: Dennis Miller

9:00 to 2:45

Objective: Team leaders must understand the full scope of robot design, construction and testing.  In this class students will learn about: 1) robot project planning, 2) 3D CAD representation of the robot, 3) chassis construction, 4) electrical components and wiring, 5) programming and 6) robot testing.  During the class full scale FRC robots will be built and tested by the students.  The class is limited to one student per team and four or less students per robot kit.  Enrollment is also limited by the number of robot kits available.    Students will be accepted in the order registrations are received.

Team Leadership of Robot System Development

Instructor: Dennis Miller

9:00 to 2:45

 

Continued from morning

 

Using the roboRIO – Beta Test Reports

Instructors: Teams 1732 and 5148 (John Wanninger, Pete Thomas)

9:00 to 11:30

Objective: The roboRIO will be the robot controller provided in the 2015 KOP.  Teams 1732 and 5148 have participated in the Beta Test of the roboRIO.  The teamsÕ experiences with applying and testing the roboRIO will be described.

 

Using the roboRIO – Beta Test Reports

Instructors: Teams 1732 and 5148 (John Wanninger, Pete Thomas)

12:15 to 2:45

Objective: The roboRIO will be the robot controller provided in the 2015 KOP.  Teams 1732 and 5148 have participated in the Beta Test of the roboRIO.  The teamsÕ experiences with applying and testing the roboRIO will be described.