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Wall E and Aquila Workshop Registrations

posted Sep 22, 2009, 8:57 AM by Raghav Ohri   [ updated Jun 21, 2011, 12:05 AM by Deep Shah ]
The registrations for the workshops Wall E (Basic Autonomous Line Following Robotics) and Aquila (Basic Hand Launched Glider) are open starting Wednesday 23rd up to Saturday 26th September 2009. Both workshops will be happening simultaneously on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October 2009. Due to the hectic scheduling this semester, we cannot allow one team to attend both.

Details:
Team Members : 1 to 3 in each Team
Fees : Rs. 1800 for WallE and Rs. 600 for Aquila with a take home kit.
When: 2nd - 4th October 2009
Venue: Yet to be decided

Schedule:
23rd - 26th September : Collection of Workshop Registration Forms in MLR 11
27th September: One Team Member shall be informed about teams acceptance for the respective workshop.
29th - 30th September : Fees Collection by Treasurer
1st October : Waitlisted teams shall be informed in case of vacancies
2nd-4th October: Workshops organised in respective venues simultaneously.

An application form for both workshops has been attached which must be printed and a copy filled up for applying for the workshop.


Details of the Workshops:

Wall E : The Workshop on Basic Autonomous Robots

What?


A 3 day Workshop on Basic Autonomous Robotics, covering the following topics:

  • Basic Robotics
  • Actuators : Motors, Pneumatics etc.
  • Steering Mechanisms
  • Motor Driving Circuits
  • Microcontrollers
  • Circuit Design
  • Embedded Coding
  • Practical exposure to constructing a Line Following Robot running on a Microcontroller

All participants shall work in groups of a maximum of 3 people and shall receive a take home kit consisting of a Line Following Robot.The kit will consist of a general purpose development board which can be expanded and modified to make other similar Autonomous Robots.

Who?

Any member from the SRA with previous knowledge of coding in C/C++ and a basic idea of electronics and logic circuits, which can be obtained from presentations we can provide on request. The members can also approach the core group members to learn about the same before the date of the workshop. Attendance of the previously conducted lecture on microcontrollers is a must.

When?


October 2nd-4th. The schedule will up put up on the website(sra.vjti.info) so keep checking the announcements section. To stay up to date  with SRA events, you can use this calendar. You can access it either via a calendering application like Google Calendar or Windows Calendar, or as an RSS feed.

How Much?


Rs. 1800 for a group of 3 people. This covers the cost of a Take Home Pre Soldered Development Board for the Atmega 16 along with motor drivers, 2 motors, USB Programmer and the line sensor array.

Participants are requested to bring along their own power supplies and multimeters, as these shall not be provided.

We recommend variable power supplies providing 9 Volts DC OR a battery pack (Ni Cd or Li Ion) giving anything above 9 V.


How Many?


Maximum Number Of Groups is 20. Entry is selective based on your answers in the form.

How to register?

Drop the form attached at the bottom of the page at the SRA as per the schedule given above.

Aquila - The Workshop on Hand Launched Gliders

What is it?

 
A 3 day Workshop on Basic Aeronautics and Hand Launched Gliders (HLG), covering the following topics:

  • Basic Aeronautics, Wing and airfoil geometry.
  • Forces in flight.
  • Stall.
  • Airfoil simulator.
  • Control surfaces.
  • Flight Trimming.
  • Design of a simple non-powered glider.
  • Construction of a chuck glider and an HLG.

 
All participants shall work in groups of a maximum of 3 people and shall receive a take home kit consisting of a 3 foot span Hand Launched Glider (HLG) .The kit will consist of a HLG whose surfaces can be adjusted to induce various flight patterns. It can also be converted into a powered, controlled glider by certain additions if required and can be flown indoors as well as outdoors.

A HLG is a non-powered glider launched by hand and its flight path can be controlled before the launch itself. It is more responsive to lift and sink helping you to understand the factors affecting lift better. Although its flights are comparatively short, it helps you learn from every launch and teaches you where and how not to fly and how to design a better aircraft.

Who?

Any SRA member who has a basic idea of pressure, forces, moments and fluid properties can attend. Information on these can be obtained from presentations we can provide on request. The members can also approach the senate members to learn about the same before the date of the workshop.

When?

 
October 2nd-4th 2009. The schedule will up put up on the website (
sra.vjti.info) so keep checking the announcements section. To stay up to date  with SRA events, you can use this calendar. You can access it either via a calendering application like Google Calendar or Windows Calendar, or as an RSS feed.

How Much?

 
Rs.600 for a group of 3 people. This covers the cost of a Take Home Balsa HLG and all parts associated with the construction.

How Many?

 
Maximum Number of Groups is 16.

How to register?

Drop the form given below at the SRA as per the schedule given above.

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Deep Shah,
Sep 24, 2009, 12:43 AM
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