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  • 1. LocationEvergreen High School, 14300 Northeast 18th Street, Vancouver, WA 98684Kickoff AgendaEvergreen High School Doors open: 6:00 A.M.Local Kickoff Videos Begin: 7:00 A.M.Local Kickoff Speakers Begin: 7:15 A.M.FRC Game Reveal Broadcast Begins: 7:30 A.M.FRC Game Reveal Broadcast Ends: 9:15 A.M.Kit of Parts Pickup: 9:15 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.Workshops: 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.Lunch Break: 12:00 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.Final Workshop: 12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.Food & Beverages - PLEASE NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES IN THE AUDITORIUM.Food or beverages will be on sale in the registration and kit pick up area, cash only.Breakfast: VooDoo Donuts, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Fruit, Granola Bars, Starbucks Coffee, Juice (Cost: $1-$2 per item)Lunch: Pizza ($2 per slice), Soda ($1), Chips or Breadsticks ($1) – see Lunch Order Form in packetRegistrationYou need Consent and Release Form filled out for each student and adult team member in attendance. You will need allof them to register in the morning when you arrive (which is required to pick up your KOP). Also remember that membersyounger than 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign the form as well. There will be volunteers there to help youwith the registration process. At registration you will receive the very important receipt paper. Please treat this as gold. Itwill be required for the KOP (Kit of Parts).No receipt. No KOP. No exceptions. Also, you will receive the wireless passwordfor Evergreen High school for the day for internet access.Where should I park?All attendees should park in the east parking lot of Evergreen High School. We will have signs for "Robotics Kickoff"directing attendees from those areas to the kickoff location. Please review the maps in the following packet.What should I bring with me?It is advised that you bring a hand truck or other rolling cart to transport your kit boxes to your car. Kit disbursement willhappen in the student center and you will be able to load gear easily from the location. You may want to bring a camera,tape measure, and means to take notes on any field elements that are available to you on site.What is the kit pickup procedure?Kits will be available for any teams who have indicated such in TIMS. Teams may begin arriving as early as 6:00AM,although the live broadcast does not begin until approximately 7:30AM. Upon arrival, a team MENTOR must sign-in andreceive your Kit of Parts (KoP) receipt. This piece of paper is what you will need to receive all elements of your KoP. Atthe conclusion of the live broadcast, team members will proceed to the student center to pick up their kits. Each stationwill have a different item and teams must provide their KoP receipt to that station volunteer who will check off that theyreceived their item. Since the loading area is limited, only the adult mentor with the KOP receipt and two team memberswill be allowed in the loading area. Maps will be available for the pick-up and load-out areas. After all items are received,a MENTOR will be required to turn in the receipt and sign off that all items have been provided to them. If your team ispicking-up a KOP for another team, you must have clearance from FIRST. The two teams must coordinate this in advancewith FIRST. If you have not done this, please get it done now. This is done by contacting FIRST and obtaining a letter ofpermission. No letter. No KOP. No exceptions. There will be designated tables in the student center for each team forinventorying of parts and initial brainstorming.Will there be any workshops?The Kickoff will host a series of workshops for all interested teams after kick-off formalities on January 7, 2012. Rookieteams are especially encouraged to stay and attend the "quick build" workshops that are scheduled. For detailedworkshop descriptions and schedule please see the accompany pages included. Rookie teams should makearrangements for snacks or lunch for their teams. There are several fast food franchises nearby plus snacks will be soldby the hosting teams. For workshop schedule questions please contact Bud Hayes: email@thehayesplace.com
  • 2. 2012 FIRST Kickoff Workshops Rookie team workshop Veteran and Rookie team workshops Workshop TracksAll times are subject to Mechanical Electrical / Programming Other change.9:30 AM Advanced LabView by Jim Chastain KoP KoP10:00 AM RM 261 Inventory Distribution for Rookie by Keith Intro to Wegmann Running teams by10:30 AM Control Frame and Make a Intro to LabView for Bob Hendel Build a Systems by Wheel Chain LabView by FRC RM 718 Gearbox Tim Assembly Drive by Jim Chastain by Dennis by Boeing Bennington- Rules11:00 AM by Boeing Ed RM 261 Erickson Bag & Tag Mentors Davis Review Mentors Burdick RM 261 by Bob RM 253 RM 259 by Team RM 255 RM 253 Hendel Crimping, Soldering, and 151011:30 AM Auditorium Wiring by Paul Reetz RM 259 RM 60712:00 PM Lunch : Rules Review and Bag and Tag by Bob Hendel - Auditorium12:30 PM Final Integration by Boeing Mentors, Ed Burdick, Dennis Erickson, Tim Bennington-Davis, Paul Reetz, Jim Chastain RM 2551:00 PM
  • 3. Veteran and Rookie WorkshopsIntroduction to LabViewLeader: Jim ChastainDescription: Hands on exercises to learn LabVIEW development environment. Series of 10 examples of basic control elements needed for robot design to help student gain familiarity with mechanics of programming in LabVIEW. Examples include: Numeric computation; Digital to Analog conversion; Signal inversion; Parallel loops; Timing elements; Enable gates; Local variables; Controls, indicators and constants. Examples of how to generate "problem statement" to improve inter-team communications. Students with LabVIEW installed encouraged to bring laptop. Some number of PCs available at school with demo installed will be available.Audience: Rookie AND Veteran teamsDuration: 1 hourLocation: Room 261 Computer LabThings to bring: Laptop with LabView (demo or FRC version) downloaded.Advanced LabViewLeader: Jim ChastainDescription: Examples of design which incorporate system control and monitoring for Autonomous mode and Teleoperated mode. Utilizes state machine design, debug techniques, shift registers, Global Variables and type definition. A Background state machine to control ball lift elevator. Utilizes PWM motor control, micro limit switches and time delay elements B Autonomous robot designed to navigate an unknown maze. Robot with defined footprint must navigate maze with pathways > 2 times the dimension of robot width. All designs based on FRC Robot Project 2010 Framework. Be prepared to take notes.Audience: Rookie AND Veteran teamsDuration: 1hrLocation: Room 261 Computer LabTools to bring: Pen, paperRules ReviewLeader: Team 1510Description: Go over all the rules in detailAudience: Rookie AND veteran teamsDuration: 1.5 hrsLocation: Room 607Tools to bring: Pencil and Paper, Electronic or paper copies of 2012 FRC rulesBag & TagLeader: Bob HendelDescription: Describe how bag and tag will workAudience: Team Coaches/ Shipping MentorDuration: 1 hrLocation: Auditorium
  • 4. Rookie WorkshopsKoP ReviewLeader:Bob Hendel/Team 1510Description: Go over the Kit of Parts (KoP) checklist. Ensure that all parts are there and make a list of missing parts.Explain the parts and their function. Also give them a list of vendors for different parts.Audience: Rookie team membersDuration: 1 hour - Leave at least one student for whole session. Rest go to different workshops after the parts needed forthe workshops have been identified and checked off.Place: Room 718Things to bring: Pencil and paper.Build Frame and Wheel Sprocket AssemblyLeader: Ejvin Berry, Chris ImondiDescription: Assemble the frame. Assemble sprocket, spacer, and wheel and mount on the frame.Audience: Rookie Teams - mechanical representativeDuration: 1.5 hrLocation: Room 255 - WoodshopTools to bring: Allen wrench set, 2 each open-end and box wrenches and/or socket wrenches (sizes: 7/16", 1/2"), 10/32"tap (preferable – but not required)Make a Chain DriveLeader: Ed BurdickDescription: Build a chain loop. Learn how to make master links and offset links.Audience: Rookie Teams - mechanical representativeDuration: 1.5 hrLocation: Room 253 – Small Engine’s roomTools to bring: #35 Chain breaker, Pin punches, Master links and offset links (ANSI #35 size chain), small ball peenhammer, pair of long-nosed pliers, locking blade knife, chain puller (optional)Build a GearboxLeader: Jason MarrDescription: Assemble one of the gearboxes in the kit.Audience: Rookie Teams - mechanical representativeDuration: 1.5 hrLocation: Room 253 – Small Engine’s roomTools to bring: 5/16” allen wrench, 3/16” allen wrench, 7/16” wrench (or socket driver), Small hammerRunning LabView for FRCLeader: Dennis EricksonDescription: Install LabView on Classmate PC. Download FRC canned code. Walk through some major blocks. Compileit. Download into cRio. Run.Duration: 1.5 hrsAudience: Rookie team - programming/electrical studentsLocation: Room 261Tools to bring: Pencil and Paper
  • 5. Introduction to Control SystemsLeader: Tim Bennington-DavisDescription: Describe what the different electronic components are. Plan how they are laid out and mount on a board.We will be only mounting enough parts to control a single motor/gearbox.Audience: Rookie team - programming/electrical studentDuration: 1 hrLocation: Room 259Tools to bring: Philips head screw driver, a pair of wire strippers, and the magic Wago screwdriver that comes in the kit.Crimping and assembling other electrical connectorsLeader: Paul ReetzDescription: Learn how to assemble the various connectors, which includes crimping and soldering. Cut wires to lengthand add necessary connectors. Wire up all electrical components.Audience: Rookie teams - programming/electrical studentDuration: 0.5 hrLocation: Room 259Tools to bring: Wire cutter, crimper, wire stripper, soldering iron and solder.Final IntegrationLeader: Boeing Mentors, Ed Burdick, Dennis Erickson, Tim Bennington-Davis, Paul Reetz, Jim ChastainDescription: Mount the control board on the frame, with gearbox and chain drive. Run the codeAudience: Rookie teams – all sub-teamsDuration: 1hrLocation: Room 255 – Woodshop
  • 6. Lunch Order Form TEAM NAME: PHONE: COACH/MENTOR:PLEASE MARK CHOICES TotalLunch Options Quantity PricePizza - $2 per sliceSoda - $1 per canChips - $1 per bagBreadstick - $1 per stick TOTALAll orders must be given to the registration desk no later than 11:00 am. Pleasemark choice, quantity, price and pick up time. Form needs to be fully completed.Orders without name and phone will not be filled.
  • 7. Kickoff Evaluation FormWere your team’s expectations of this event met (please circle one)? Yes Somewhat NoPlease explain:What things did your team like about this event? _______What things would your team like to see changed/improved (please circle all that apply)?Food Seating Workshops Communication Field OtherPlease explain:If this event was given again, would you attend (please circle one)? Yes Maybe NoPlease rate this event on a scale of 1 (lowest) to five (highest): 1 2 3 4 5Comments: _______