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FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Training for Educators


One week residential camp on the UAF campus, Fairbanks, AK
June 18-22, Monday thru Friday, 8-5pm

This module will cover the mechanical, electrical and software (LabVIEW) aspects of building and programming a Lego Tetrix robot to compete in the Alaska competitions. This will be a hands-on course from the beginning to the end.

If you want your FLL students to move up to the FTC robotics competition, this one is for you.

Mechanical topics covered will include gearing, torque and speed, four-bar linkages and over-center mechanisms and chassis design (stability versus turning). Electrical topics covered will include dc motor characteristics, encoders, servos, sensors and controllers. Software topics will cover controlling all of the above with LabVIEW.

Registration is $600 plus a $25 application fee. Registration covers housing, meals, and a whole lot of fun. Space is limited, so your application fee will not be charged unless you are accepted. Professional Development credit is available for additional cost.
Registration Form

Alaska teachers may apply to Alaska Space Grant for funds to offset travel and registration costs. Teachers from outside Alaska are encouraged to contact their states Space Grant consortium.
Travel and Registration Assistance Application

Instructor: Aaron Kennedy

Aaron has taught high school math for four years at Ket'acik and Aapalluk Memorial School in Kuiggluk, Alaska. He ahs coached FTC robotics teams for the last three years, including teams that have gone on to the state competition. He has also made many LabVIEW and NXT programming tutorials available via YouTube to help his teams, and others across the state program their robots in LabVIEW. aaron_kennedy@lksd.org

If there are questions, call or email
Robert Parsons
raparsons@alaska.edu
907-474-7604
I am frequently out of my office so please leave a message.