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zz2018-2 - FLL Coaches Training Workshop (Ft Worth), July 16-17

Note: This workshop will be held at Bethesda Christian School in Fort Worth.

This workshop is for coaches/mentors (adults).

UT-Dallas and Bethesda Christian School are offering our popular FLL Coaches Training Workshop in Fort Worth! Come brush up on your knowledge & skills during the summer break and hear proven tips for improving team performance. This is a "hands on" workshop where attendees get experience building and programming LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Sessions are facilitated by Dr. Patrick Michaud, renowned FIRST coach with several world-ranked teams.

This workshop will consist of four half-day sessions; each session is $30 (thus $120 to attend all four). We will provide robot materials and computers to use during the workshop.

This workshop will be held at Bethesda Christian School in Fort Worth. Lunch will be provided for participants registered in both morning and afternoon sessions.

Sessions for this workshop are:

July 16 (9a-noon): Intro to FLL and Robot Build
– Introduction to FLL and season overview
– LEGO Mindstorms components
– Basic robot building concepts
– Assemble and test prototype robot

July 16 (1p-4p): Beginning FLL Programming
– Introduce Mindstorms EV3 software
– Robot navigation concepts
– Sensors for detecting lines, borders, colors
– Creating “My Blocks”

July 17 (9a-noon): Chassis, Attachments, Programming
– Review common game challenges
– Intermediate robot building principles
– Techniques for more competitive robots
– Common attachment types and features
– Intermediate programming: My Blocks, loop and sensor blocks, gyro-based navigation

July 17 (1p-4p): Programming and Tournament Prep
– Programming: line following, testing
– Tournament overview
– Tips for improving success in Core Values, Project, and Robot Design judging

Each session is $30 -- add this workshop to your cart and then select the session(s) you would like to attend. For more information, email .

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