2017 FIRST Bootcamp Registration


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The seminar presentations, code examples and notes will be avaviable on the Seminar Archive.


2017 FIRST Bootcamp Agenda

TimeRoom(s)Presenter TitleDescription
10:00AJason Dwyer Entrepreneurship AwardWhat you need to know...
10:00BPete Randall Robot WiringHow to do a better job.
10:00CAVAILABLE AVAILABLELet us know what do you want to discuss?
10:00KRobert Bellin / Paul Gehman Introduction to Labview
10:00LRon Rossbach Introduction To ImagingIntroductory imaging using GRIP and other basic tools.
10:00MFrank Larkin Easy Software Design for Java/C++A suggested framework for your FRC Robot.
11:00AChristine Jereb Creating Your Team's BrandLogos, Social Media, Photos, Website
11:00BPete Randall Robot Wiring (repeat)How to do a better job. (repeated)
11:00JLou Orehek BOF: 2017 Lessons LearnedBOF: Lessons learned last season that are driving improvements this season.
11:00KRobert Bellin / Paul Gehman Labview advanced topics
11:00LMSean Lavery / John Cross Engineering TopicsDrivetrain motor/ratio selection, Calculation tools
12:00AJason Dwyer Student LeadershipStudents: Being a leader can be more of a challenge than you think.
12:00BNick Riccio / Eileen Larkin BOF: Making students feel welcomeBOF: Do's and Don'ts in BOF: Making students feel like they belong. Touch on students who are shy, under confident, LGBTQ, exchange students and physically challenged.
12:00JLou Orehek BOF: Leverage Parents/AlumniBOF: Leveraging parents and team alumni to help with build season, off season events, fund raisers and demos.
12:00KRon Rossbach Motion Profiling and path planningOpen-source tools teams have been using over the past few years.
12:00LMJohn Cross / Panel Engineering Round TableDesign process
1:00Lunch
2:00A5401 the Fightin' Robotic Owls Safety AwardHow to present your Safety award.
2:00BFrank Larkin Mecannum Wheels (Love/Hate)How to use mecannum wheels and their good and bad points.
2:00JHannah Farrell BOF: Fundraising / Grant WritingBOF: Open forum on the topic.
2:00KFire Birds and Robo Vikings Controller Beta Review for 2018Review the changes to the control systems for 2017
2:00LMichael Hoffberg / Mark Delgrande (272) Skunk Works ProjectsSolutions to a specific problem. Sonic Range Finder, LIDAR
2:00MEd Petrillo Using Lean Manufacturing TecniquesUsing lean manufacturing tecniques to make the build season fun.