DCPS_Fall17_Training

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Mission Statement:

Duval County Public Schools training in Jacksonville, FL October 12-13th, 2017.

Created: October 2017

Members: 15

Team Captain:

@wbyu2006

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@ijl10a

We will be having a 6 hour meeting (9 AM to 3PM) on December 2, 9, and 17. It is best for students to come to at least 2 Saturday dates; however if they want to come to all 3 they are more than welcome to!

If you have any questions please email me at LozanoI1@duvalschools.org.

@wbyu2006

The NOTES about commands are here https://cloud.sumorobotleague.com/robot/o4zy

@wbyu2006

5)Can you extract code from the robot to the computer for editing? Unfortunately, you cannot even if you had the tools to get the code from the robot it would be meaningless machine language (zero's and one's). I think our next generation robot should use a platform with a well-developed simulator like the BBC MicroBit (see http://microbit.org/) and have the ability to extract your code from the robot and go back to work on it (which the MicroBit does not have). Anybody know an investor willing to put down half a million to fund the development of this platform? I've identified the pieces needed (ARM processors, Microsoft MakeCode) and watched as innovators in the field jump onboard (the BBC, Adafruit, recently Wonder Workshop).

@wbyu2006

4) Adding value to people's lives depends on what they value. The creativity and fun of sumo robot competitions (and the preparation for such) add value to my life. I've often thought that children in hospitals should have people bring sumo robots to them to teach them enough that they could then do a series of activities with them as much or as little as they wanted until theyr'e better. I'll share more ideas on this tomorrow. How do you all think they could add value?

@wbyu2006

3) It's pretty hard to break away from a robot that is pushing your robot. The best bet is to have weight and clean tracks on your side. You could scuff up the tracks with a sander or grinder and then clean them off with alcohol wipes. I haven't tried this though.

@wbyu2006

2) The HC-06 Bluetooth module we have tested with the robot. Others like the more versatile HC-05 should work but we have not tested. Personally, I haven't felt the need for the added ability that the HC-05 offers. To find the code visit https://github.com/SumoRobotLeague/MRK-1_Misc/tree/master/Demo%20Sketches/RC_v20

@wbyu2006

Questions Answered. 1) Can anyone join your team? Currently, yes. You can turn off activity posts by team members. Only you the captain would be able to post.

@wbyu2006

Here is the Code to make Notes. Copy it. Make a New Robot and make your own notes. https://cloud.sumorobotleague.com/robot/o4zy

@MrHolcomb

Do you have a recommendation for the bluetooth module we would use with this board?

@ijl10a

What are the physics of treads? As in a strategy for when two robots are pushing against each other. How do we get pass that? I have an idea of using booleans and while loops to break out.

@MrLuna

How could simple robots add value to people's lives?

@MrHolcomb

Can you extract code from the robot to the computer for editing? We couldn't figure out how to do this last year.

@Pariseau

Good morning all!! My name is Doug, I work at Sandalwood and I'm looking forward to an exciting year of bots!! My email is pariseaud@duvalschools.org

@wbyu2006

Note that we have a public webpage currently dedicated to the jumpstart! There is a link on it to my training slides. Hopefully it will be a helpful resource for you. https://www.sumorobotleague.com/teacher-activity/

@wbyu2006

WELCOME!! Now that you've signed please do the following: 1) Post an introductory note include your email if you'd like to share it because the cloud does NOT push activity feeds to email addresses which means that if you aren't in the cloud looking at things posts made to the cloud won't reach you, and 2) take a look around. This is where we will share and save code (aka My Robots) and post notes to teach other. The way to share code is to make it visible to the team or public and then copy the URL address and post it. For example, here is the code that will help you jumpstart sumo robot programming https://cloud.sumorobotleague.com/robot/033J