Rover Rally Volunteers at STEAM fest (Day 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-RGlzm6DBs

The Rover Rally is growing to more locations. At the Rocky Mountain STEAM fest, we are hosting classes and competitions on Sat, Sept 5 and Sun, Sept 6. SHARC is looking for volunteers interested in helping with:

1. Bringing a team or your own vehicle to compete in the competition. They are planning prizes! Register to compete at: http://makerboulder.com/roverrally/
2. Helping students learn how to program their vehicle at the event. We are offering free classes from 10am – 2pm on Sat and Sun.
3. Helping with the competition – This includes helping with scoring and organizing, etc. in addition to helping students make sure they’re able to compete. Competition is 3pm – 6:30pm on Sat and Sun
4. May need some help with setup and cleanup.
5. May need some folding tables and extension cords.

Schedule:

10am – 2pm – Free Class for people with vehicle kits

2pm – 3pm – Team setup and practice

3pm – 6:30pm – Rover Rally Competition

If you are interested and available, please RSVP. Thanks!

Rover Rally Volunteers at STEAM fest (Day 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-RGlzm6DBs

The Rover Rally is growing to more locations. At the Rocky Mountain STEAM fest, we are hosting classes and competitions on Sat, Sept 5 and Sun, Sept 6. SHARC is looking for volunteers interested in helping with:
1. Bringing a team or your own vehicle to compete in the competition. They are planning prizes! Register to compete at: http://makerboulder.com/roverrally/
2. Helping students learn how to program their vehicle at the event. We are offering free classes from 10am – 2pm on Sat and Sun.
3. Helping with the competition – This includes helping with scoring and organizing, etc. in addition to helping students make sure they’re able to compete. Competition is 3pm – 6:30pm on Sat and Sun
4. May need some help with setup and cleanup.
5. May need some folding tables and extension cords.

Schedule:

10am – 2pm – Free Class for people with vehicle kits

2pm – 3pm – Team setup and practice

3pm – 6:30pm – Rover Rally Competition

If you are interested and available, please RSVP. Thanks!

7MoT / Google Hangouts Test

Hey All,

I’d like to do an experiment to see if we can use Google Hangouts for some of our meetings including our “7 Minutes of Terror” rocket payload organizational meetings. I’d greatly appreciate if as many of you as possible could join in on a Google Hangouts Video Meeting just to see how well it works for everyone, especially those interested in working on the payload. Also, if Google Hangouts doesn’t work for you, please let me know.

To get started, go to http://hangouts.google.com and install the browser plugin if you don’t already have it. For this meeting I only recommend using the desktop version as the mobile versions seem to have major limitations. This should be a short meeting just to see how well the features work.

The URL for the Meetup is: 

http://tinyurl.com/SHARC-Meetup-01

Thanks,

–George

SHARC LinkSprite IoT Workshop

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to let you control and monitor just about anything from anywhere in the world. In this workshop, LinkSprite President (and SHARC member) Jingfeng Liu will show you how to create and manage custom IoT devices. Attendees may optionally purchase a LinkSprite IoT kit after the workshop.

***NOTE*** This is a joint Meetup with SHARC: Greater Denver Area Robotics and the Denver Microcontroller / FPGA / Embedded Group. Please RSVP only once.

SHARC KiCAD Workshop

KiCAD is a professional-level Electronic Design Automation software suite that is open-source, cross-platform and completely free to use. If you are currently using a limited package such as EAGLE Light Edition or even a professional tool like Altium Designer, you may find KiCAD to be an attractive alternative. If you have never used an EDA toolset, KiCAD is a great place to start.

In this two-part workshop, Richard Howlett will show how to design a custom Arduino board using KiCAD’s schematic editor and PCB layout software. You will learn how to create symbols and libraries and take your design through manufacturing.

You can get a head start by downloading and installing KiCAD from here: http://www.kicad-pcb.org

Note: This is a joint Meetup with SHARC and the Denver Microcontroller / FPGA / Embedded Meetup Groups. Please RSVP to each of the two sessions only once.