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Monday, September 17

  1. page Brochure edited Lycoming Robotics Summer 2012 Coursesand Summer Robotics Camps ... Mobile Robotics (BOT 101) …
    Lycoming Robotics Summer 2012 Coursesand Summer Robotics Camps
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    Mobile Robotics (BOT 101)
    Introduction to Mobile RoboticsisRobotics is an intensive
    Students are introduced to autonomous robot design concepts and components as well as robot programming methods and practice. They will learn some limits as well as far-reaching possibilities for practical robotics, as they program the robots in a version of BASIC for various functions. Students experience tangible results as they program their robots to become more capable each week. Electronics and embedded system concepts will also be introduced in this course, while students get hands-on
    experience with components. Problem solving, a requisite skill in any technical field, is emphasized throughout this course. The course culminates in a Robotics demonstration by the students.
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    Prerequisites: age 12 and up (or on approval by the Director of Lycoming Robotics). Due to the nature of the course, prospective students must demonstrate a proficiency in working with computers, especially word processing, to be accepted into this course.
    Consult BOT 101 in Schedule and Pricing for course fees as well as class dates and times.
    Intermediate Mobile Robotics(BOT 102)Robotics
    This course begins where Introduction To Mobile Robotics ended. Students will explore advanced sensory inputs and various output options to enhance the functionality of the classroom “LycoBots.” Students will actively study autonomous navigation issues, as well as Line Following and Maze Solving algorithms.
    The course culminates in a robotics competition and demonstration.
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    Prerequisites: BOT 101, Introduction to Mobile Robotics
    Consult BOT 102 in Schedule and Pricing for course fees as well as class dates and times.
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    Design 1 (GAME 101)
    Game Design 1 will provide a solid foundation for an aspiring game designer. Students will complete this course with at least one student-created game. Due to the technical nature of this course, prospective students should demonstrate a proficiency in working with computers to be accepted into this course.
    Prerequisites: age 11 and up (or on approval by the Director of Lycoming Robotics). Due to the nature of the course, prospective students must demonstrate a proficiency in working with computers, especially word processing, to be accepted into this course.
    This course will be repeated in the fall, and is a prerequisite for advanced game design courses to be offered in the future.
    Consult GAME 101 in Schedule and Pricing for course fees as well as class dates and times.
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    & 2 (ELEC 101)
    Introduction To Electronics 1 & 2 covers basic electronic theory, component and circuit theory, and includes many practical
    experiments. The schedule includes both classroom time as well as lab hours. Students will have the
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    Students will build circuits on their breadboards to give practical experience and demonstrations of concepts learned.
    OK, so what do students actually build? They will build oscillators for use as beepers, buzzers and to flash lights. They learn about transistors by fabricating a motor driver and a simple speaker amplifier. They will build a voltage boost circuit that uses one dead AA battery to illuminate an LED (light emitting diode) for days! They will make their own resistors, and the class will work as a team to fabricate a large capacitor!
    This course will be repeated in the fall, and is a prerequisite for advanced electronics courses to be offered in the future.
    Prerequisites: age 11 and up (or on approval by the Director of Lycoming Robotics)
    Consult ELEC 101 in Schedule and Pricing for course fees as well as class dates and times.
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  2. page Schedule and Pricing edited Notes Class size: Most classes at the Lycoming Robotics Lab are limited to 7 students with our pre…
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    Class size: Most classes at the Lycoming Robotics Lab are limited to 7 students with our present computer lab layout. This allows for more personal interaction with each student.
    We plan to offer each course more than once during the summer to accomodate different schedules.
    Introduction
    Introduction to Mobile Robotics (BOT 101)
    Intermediate Mobile Robotics (BOT 102)
    Schedule:

    Summer Schedule:
    5 days,
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    Design 1 (GAME 101)
    Schedule:

    Summer Schedule:
    10 days
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    Electronics 1 (ELEC 101)
    Schedule:

    Summer Schedule:
    5 days,
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    Electronics 2 (ELEC 102)
    Schedule:

    Summer Schedule:
    5 days,
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Tuesday, August 21

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  2. page home edited Lycoming RoboticsRobotics & Technology Education SPECIAL NOTE (7/28/12): Very soon we will …
    Lycoming RoboticsRobotics & Technology Education
    SPECIAL NOTE (7/28/12):
    Very soon we will have more information regarding summer camps and one-day fun events (like Brush Bots), Schedule & Pricing details, directions, and more photos.
    Email the Director of Lycoming Robotics if you have any questions: paul@boxmeyer.net

    Who are we?
    Lycoming Robotics is dedicated to robotics and technology education at our Learning Resource Lab in Jersey Shore, PA, and at other locations in the North Central Pennsylvania area. We plan to begin offering online courses soon as well!
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Saturday, July 28

  1. page home edited Lycoming RoboticsRobotics & Technology Education SPECIAL NOTE (7/21/12): (7/28/12): Very …
    Lycoming RoboticsRobotics & Technology Education
    SPECIAL NOTE (7/21/12):(7/28/12):
    Very soon we will have more information regarding summer camps and one-day fun events (like Brush Bots), Schedule & Pricing details, directions, and more photos.
    Email the Director of Lycoming Robotics if you have any questions: paul@boxmeyer.net
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    7:17 am

Saturday, July 21

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    Working Model Steam Engines
    Two working steam engine models.
    Gasoline-Fired Irons (for ironing clothes!)
    Prior to the widespread use of electric clothing irons, most irons were simply made of solid iron, and were heated on a stovetop. But some people used "self-heating" irons to iron their clothes.
    We have a sizeable collection of these "self-heating" irons that need no external heat source. Produced in large volume from the late 1800's to the mid 1900's, self-heating irons included either a tank that held a fuel such as gasoline, kerosene or alcohol, or a chamber that held charcoal. In all cases, the burning fuel provided the heat for the iron.
    The collection includes two German alcohol-fired irons, c. 1886, a wide array of gasoline-fired irons from 1908 to c. 1940, and one charcoal iron, c. 1910.

    Coal Mine Lamp
    In the 1800's and early 1900's, before the advent of the Mine Safety Administration (MSA) and a plethora of safety regulations, miners used lamps with open flames to illuminate the mines.
    Early Indoor Gasoline and Kerosene Lamps and Lanterns
    Chicken Brooder Lamp
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    Early Radio Control Transmitter
    Treadle-Powered Scroll Saw, New Rogers, c. 1920
    Pump the foot-operated treadle to convert reciprocal motion to rotary motion via a pushrod to a flywheel. A leather belt from the large flywheel drives a small pulley, converting high torque to high speed. An eccentric cam, driven by the small pulley, powers the lower parallel arm of the saw, converting rotary motion back to reciprocal motion.
    This saw is surprisingly effective, easy to use, and silent.

    Coal Mining Hand Drill
    Many thousands of these drills were used in coal mines worldwide, and were mostly unchanged for many decades. A miner would use this drill to create a deep hole in a coal seam. Dynamite would be inserted in the hole and blown, allowing "easy" access to the coal.
    Many Robot-related toys
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    RoboticsRobotics & Technology
    SPECIAL NOTE (7/21/12):
    Very soon we will have more information regarding summer camps and one-day fun events (like Brush Bots), Schedule & Pricing details, directions, and more photos.
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    6:22 pm
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    Lycoming Robotics
    Robotics & Technology Education
    SPECIAL NOTE (7/5/12):
    We will be at the Mill Hall, PA WalMart on Saturday, July 7, representing Maranatha Mission Learning Community, and we will be giving away Brushbot Kits. Check out the new BrushBot Page!
    (7/21/12):
    Very soon we will have more information regarding summer camps and one-day fun events (like Brush Bots), Schedule & Pricing details, directions, and more photos.
    Email the Director of Lycoming Robotics if you have any questions: paul@boxmeyer.net
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    6:20 pm

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