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zz2018-4 - FLL Coaches Training Workshop, Sep 11-12 [FULL]

We are currently out of registration slots for this event. Another workshop is available on Sep 20-21, see http://roboplex.org/fll for details about that workshop. Or contact patrick.michaud@utdallas.edu for more details on waitlisting for sessions in this workshop or information about other workshops.

(Plano ISD coaches/mentors: Contact your FLL coordinator or patrick.michaud@utdallas.edu for your registration link to your workshop.)

This workshop is for coaches/mentors (adults).

Calling all FIRST LEGO League coaches, mentors, and educators! 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. (Lunch is not provided, but there are many on-campus options for lunch, and we have refrigerator/microwave for those who wish to bring lunch.)

This workshop will be held on the UTD campus.

Sessions for this workshop are:

Sep 11 (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

Sep 11 (1p-4p): Beginning FLL Programming
– Introduce Mindstorms EV3 software
– Robot navigation concepts
– Sensors for detecting lines, borders, colors
– Creating “My Blocks”

Sep 12 (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

Sep 12 (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 patrick.michaud@utdallas.edu .

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