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1 1 Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program I. Introductory Workshop for ORTOP’s FLL Program 2014 Opening doors to the worlds of science and technology for Oregon’s youth

2 2 Instructor Contacts Roger Swanson swanson@hevanet.com503-297-1824 Jim Ryan james.r.ryan@intel.com971-215-6087 Ken Cone (503) 415-1465 Dale Jordan Terry Hamm (503) 720-5157

3 3 ORTOP Project Administrator Cathy Swider (503) 725-2920

4 4 Today’s Goal Provide an understanding of the ORTOP and FLL programs Show the value these programs bring to our youth Demonstrate the fun and excitement by building and programming a LEGO ® robot Explain the opportunities for your (or your friends’) involvement

5 5 Agenda Introductions Our motivations The ORTOP and FLL Programs Build a LEGO ® robot and try it out More on FLL Teams Simple programming of your robot Along the way: A complete Nature’s Fury field set-up kit

6 6 The Problem Fast growing demand for engineers, technicians, and other technologists Slow growing supply of young people interested in technology, especially among women and minorities How do we expose youngsters to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at an early age so they might pursue such a course in later studies?

7 7 The Opportunity with FIRST ® Programs from FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Jr.FLL (Junior FIRST ® LEGO ® League) 6-9 year- olds – initial ORTOP pilot in 2006 FLL (FIRST ® LEGO ® League) 9-14 year olds – started by ORTOP in 2001 FTC (FIRST ® Tech Challenge) for high school students – initial ORTOP pilot in 2006 FRC (FIRST ® Robotics Competition) for high school students – not an ORTOP program but active in Oregon "To create a world where science and technology are celebrated.. where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes"

8 8 The Opportunity -- FLL FIRST ® LEGO ® League (FLL) Targets 9-14 year olds Uses relatively inexpensive LEGO ® robotics kits Defines a mini engineering project based on real-world problems Features hands-on experience and multi- disciplinary teamwork Show these youth that STEM studies can be fun

9 9 ORTOP (Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program) Runs the FLL (as well as Jr.FLL and FTC) program in Oregon and southwest Washington Connected to the Chancellor’s Office of the Oregon University System since 2001 Moving to an independent non-profit corporation effective 7/1/2014 Heavily volunteer based Opening doors to the worlds of science and technology for Oregon’s youth

10 10 Additional ORTOP Goals Reach out to girls and minorities Look for partners that can help: Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, 4H, etc. Special outreach to schools and community organizations with the demographics that fit our focus Scholarship program so cost does not limit participation Every team that registers gets to participate in a tournament Success for a team is working together through the season and showcasing their results in a tournament SUCCESS = PARTICIPATION

11 11 Build a Robot Let’s take a break from all this talking and get out the LEGO ® kits to have some fun building onto the EV3 robot!

12 12 Before We Start The EV3 Outputs(A,B,C,D) Inputs (1,2,3,4) Buttons USB port Motors with built-in rotation sensors Sensors Touch sensor, color sensor, ultrasonic (distance) sensor, gyro sensor

13 13 Finish the Sample Robot We have built the foundation of an EV3 robot that you will use throughout the workshops Follow pages 54-60 in the booklet in your kit to build the tool motor Follow pages 64-67 to insert the tool motor into your base robot

14 14 What Is an FLL Team? 4-10 youngsters each Ages 9-14 Led by coach and mentor Coach – adult with overall responsibility for the team Mentor – technical expertise Sources of teams Schools Community groups Neighborhoods

15 15 The FLL Team Experience Miniature engineering project team stressing Creativity and teamwork Engineering principles: requirements, alternatives, rapid prototyping, testing, … Hands-on problem solving Context is a real-world situation Illustrates multiple roles: Designers, Builders, Programmers, Sales and Marketing Insights into possible careers The youngsters do the work – FLL Coaches’ Promise and FLL Core Values

16 16 FLL Team Costs Start-up Costs FLL EV3 Robot Set: $499, or FLL NXT Robot Set: $435 Materials for table: Around $50 Yearly Costs FLL Team Registration Fee: $225 Oregon Qualifying Tournament Fee: $80-100 Oregon Championship Tournament Fee: $80-100 Field Setup Kit: $75 Misc. including batteries, shipping: $50-$100 First-year total: $995-1149 Subsequent years total: $510-$600

17 17 Possible Sources of Team Funding Fundraising Activities ORTOP Team support Team Member Dues Team Sponsors Having some portion of costs picked up by team members gives a sense of commitment Team Support info --

18 18 The Team Timeline April – Sept.: Teams form May: Registration with FLL opens –registration materials begin to ship June – Sept.: ORTOP workshops Aug.: Robot and field set-up kits begin to ship Aug. 26: The World Class Challenge is released Teams develop their solutions for ~3 mo. Culminating event is the Tournament Qualifying tournaments in early December Championship tournaments in January

19 19 Team Registration National registration through FLL: May through end of September or when the max is reached $225 FLL registration fee Receive Coaches Handbook, web forum access, DVDs on FIRST ® and FLL, and support Optional ordering of kits First-Come-First-Served, so REGISTER EARLY!!

20 FIRST Youth Protection Program (YYP) New from FIRST this year Two Lead Coaches/Mentors from each team must be trained in the provisions of the FIRST YPP Undergo YPP training provided by FIRST Obtain Youth Protection Clearance (YPC) through FIRST, which involves a criminal background and sex offender registry check Conduct a team safety meeting early in the season 20

21 Purchases after Registration Two adult coaches must have completed the YPP steps FIRST FLL registration fee must be paid Then a link directly to LEGO Education is provided to allow purchase of other FLL materials 21

22 22 Optional Purchases after Registration FLL EV3 Robot Set: $499, or FLL NXT Robot Set: $435 Field set-up kit: $75 Extra parts: rechargeable battery and charger, motors, and sensors (color, touch, gyro, and ultrasonic) They don’t ship until they are paid

23 23 ORTOP State QT Registration Takes place early October 2014 ORTOP Tournament fees $80-100 for a Qualifying Tournament $80-100 for a Championship Tournament We notify all coaches that have registered with FLL in Oregon and SW Washington Provide list of Qualifying Tournaments Ask for 3 Qualifying Tournament choices in priority order We assign teams to Qualifying Tournaments Register early!!

24 24 Tournament Structure Less focus on competition and more on showcasing the team’s learning and results Qualifying Tournaments Around 15-20 teams each Organized by Qualifying Tournament volunteers with support from ORTOP 25 in 2013: Bend, Albany, Hood River, LaGrande, McMinnville, Medford, Salem, The Dalles, Vancouver, and Portland Metro area 11 Championship Tournaments for 2013 season ~120 teams at two Championship Tournaments at Liberty High School in Hillsboro in January, 2014

25 25 Tournaments Exhibit Students’ Achievements Three opportunities to demonstrate robot on the Challenge playing field Interaction with Robot Design Judging Panel Presentation to Project Judging Panel General presentation area specified by FLL to enhance learning about the year’s theme Requires research by the team Develops presentation skills (the opportunity for the developing sales and marketing youngsters) Core Values Judging Panel

26 26 Tournament Awards Number of awards depends on size of tournament Highest level awards (the Champions Awards) and invitations to Championship Tournaments require good results in Robot Design, Project, Core Values, and Robot Performance Other awards also recognize outstanding performance in each of the 4 categories ORTOP Young Team and Rookie Team awards are given at Championship Tournaments Participation awards for all teams

27 27 Plans for 2014 Theme: World Class ~500 teams with more than 3200 youngsters Around 24-26 Qualifying Tournaments Held first two weekends in December 15 - 20 teams per tournament Expect same locations as last year 2 Championship Tournaments of about 60 teams each in January, 2015 Continued focus on outreach to girls & minorities More sponsors

28 28 Volunteer Opportunities Coaches Mentors ORTOP Planning Committee Qualifying Tournament Planning Tournament Staffing Financial Support

29 29 EV3 Programming Let’s get back to our robots and learn how to make them do something! All Workshop Materials:

30 30 Before We Start The EV3 Outputs(A,B,C,D) Inputs (1,2,3,4) Buttons USB port Motors with built-in rotation sensors Sensors Touch sensor, color sensor, ultrasonic sensor, gyro sensor

31 More on the EV3 31 1 – Back Button 2 – Center Button 3 – Left, Right, Up, Down Buttons USB Connected Battery Level Wireless Status Brick Name Tabs on Screen 1 – Run Recent 2 – File Navigation 3 – Brick Apps 4 – Settings

32 Reflected Light Final Exam You use the EV3 Port View and measure White: 68 Green: 38 Black: 25 Wait block configured as Color Sensor – Compare – Reflected Light Intensity Use < as comparison operator What happens with each threshold? 32

33 Reflected Light Final Exam Threshold value > 68 Threshold between 38 and 68 Threshold between 25 and 38 Threshold < 25 33 White: 68 Green: 38 Black: 25

34 What Did You Learn? Projects are key organizing mechanism Download a project downloads all programs Program flow of control Flow stays in block until conditions of block are met With motor on block flow goes immediately to next block 34

35 What Did You Learn? Color sensor needs a trigger value Use Port View on EV3 to read the values returned by different colors. You may need a magnifying glass and flashlight 35

36 36 What Did You Learn? The robot does exactly what you tell it to do. The robot is almost always “right” even though it doesn’t appear to be doing what you told it to do. Are you running the right program? Have you downloaded the project after making changes? Are the ports right?

37 37 Contact Us Web site: Email: Phone: (503) 725-2920

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