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FIRST Tech Challenge Team 5937
Apopka, Florida
Founded 2012

Renaissance Robotics 

Renaissance Robotics

2017-2018 PTC CREO & VUFORIA TRAINING WORKSHOP

Renaissance Robotics is truly honored to host our forth annual PTC Training Event --- now with VUFORIA!


Sunday, October 15, 2017, we'll have several hours of training available. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.


TESLA UNIVERSITY

UCF's Barbara Ying Center Conference Room

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 noon - PTC Creo & Vuforia (mentors & students)
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Volunteer Training  (adults only)


We have plenty of room with 100 seats available. Due to the nature of this event, there are several steps in the RSVP process. Please be sure to follow ALL of them.  Deadline for priority registration is 10/8 at 5 pm.


Please complete the following steps to make sure your team gets the most benefit from this event:


1. Register on FL FIRST.   http://ftc.flfirst.org/index.php/season/event-registration  ASAP.  Remember to print and bring your team roster or waivers with you to check in at this and all FIRST events.


2. Send us the following:

a. team number and name

b. the number of students with laptops, (please list first names)

c. the number of students without laptops, (please list first names)

d. the number of mentors with laptops, (please list names), and

e. the number of mentors without laptops, (please list names)


NOTE - this is a hands on / interactive class. You WILL be using CREO. It is most effective if ALL your team members in attendance have their own computer vs sharing one with their team mates.  Unfortunately, we dont have extra computers available. We suggest asking everyone associated with your team (parents!) if they have one they can lend their kid.


We only need the information on members of your team that you would like to attend. 


You are NOT registered until ALL parts of the registration process have been completed. You will receive a confirmation email within 36 hours.


First Come First Served basis

As you can imagine this a great opportunity for training. We expect seats to fill up quickly.


3.  Download needed CREO materials & configure it for the schools configuration


Software for FIRST teams is provided by PTC.  All attendees will need to download PTC Creo and configure it for the schools configuration (directions are included once an attendee registers for the software). 



Prior to the Workshop:

Please download and install PTC Creo 3.0 (NOT 4.0) onto the laptop you plan to bring to the workshop


Download PTC Creo - http://www.ptc.com/communities/academic-program/products/free-software/forms/creo-download - if that link does not work, use http://apps.ptc.com/schools/references/install_creo3_schools_premium.pdf and contact us for a unique license code. We need to know how many computers you are installing it on. This can take awhile, so please do not delay.


Technical Support - http://www.ptc.com/communities/academic-program/technical-support


Please download and install the training curriculum, titled “How to Model Almost Anything” onto the laptop you plan to bring to the workshop


How To Model Almost Anything - http://apps.ptc.com/schools/How_to_model_almost_anything.zip




4a. Download the 2015 FTC TETRIX Kit of Parts here to ALL of your laptops compliments of PTC:


You can find the Tetrix Kit of parts files here - http://www.catalogds.com/db/service?domain=first&command=browse


You may also find the models for this years field & the Matrix kit of parts on that same page, if your team needs them.


4b. Download the 2016 Actobotics Step files 


https://www.servocity.com/html/actobotics1.html  - download is at the bottom of the page.

Please double check that you have done ALL parts of the 5 step process above BEFORE arriving at the Tesla's University training to have your install verified.  Remember to bring your laptop with FULLY CHARGED BATTERY to that event.



Coaches, please make sure YOU have verified that all of your teams computers have all the necessary items installed. Installation can take a couple of hours, we can not hold up the training day for others if your install is not correct.


Remember to get the most out of the workshop, you should have CREO, the FTC kit of parts, Tetrix or Actobotics Step files and the How to Model Anything parts installed. This process can take a few hours so please plan accordingly and take the time to check that CREO is working properly on your laptops. You won’t have time to do this at the workshop on Sunday. As soon as you arrive at the workshop, please boot up your laptop and open CREO; class will begin promptly!

 

If you need assistance, please let me know as early as possible.



Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Please remember that UCF Parking is much farther than most locations, so allow 15 minutes for parking and walking to the building)


Room: Barbara Ying Center Conference Room. Click here for map or look for the map kiosks. 


Lunch:  Walk over to the Student Union or one of the many restaurants on campus for lunch and soak up the college lifestyle. A complete list of restaurants and their locations may be found here: http://map.ucf.edu/locations/food/restaurants-eateries/


Sincerely,

Denny

5937 Renaissance Robotics - Coach


Creo Workshop - Quick Info


Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Please remember that UCF Parking is much farther than most locations, so allow 15 mins for parking and walking to the building)


Room: Barbara Ying Conference Center. Click here for map or look for the map kiosks. 


Lunch:  Walk over to the Student Union or one of the many restaurants on campus for lunch and soak up the college lifestyle. A complete list of restaurants and their locations may be found here: http://map.ucf.edu/locations/food/restaurants-eateries/


Great things happen when we put our minds and resources together…

Early Saturday morning, September 27th, 2014, before most of us normally wake up, Eighty-Eight (88) eager high school and middle school students from 14 local robotics teams met together for hands on training on CAD modeling and design at the University of Central Florida. Special thanks to East Central Branch of the FL Section of ASCE, East Central SEI  Chapter of Florida ASCE Section, PTC, Renaissance Robotics,  and University of Central Florida SEI Graduate Student Chapter for joining forces and hosting the first annual “Tesla University”.  PTC graciously flew down two of their top experts to train high school students and engineering mentors on using PTC Creo and leveraging its amazing capabilities in their FTC robotics activities. For many of these young minds, this was the first introduction to this powerful visualization and modeling tool.

The room was filled with laptops and teams of students and mentors learning “How to Model Almost Anything”, which is an in-depth introduction to PTC Creo 2.0 software. The training session guides the users through the fundamentals of solid modeling and provides an excellent overview on navigating and using this powerful software that is typically introduced to college-level students. These young students downloaded the PTC software and the FTC Kit of Parts on to their laptops and were ready to jump in and start modeling. They learned the basics of modeling robots, visualization perspectives, and 3d rotation. The hours flew by and the audience couldn’t believe that they were able to model a car and make the wheels rotate, all before lunch. Lots of laughter and learning went into this great event.

ASCE and SEI have supported FIRST teams for many years. We are currently supporting three very talented and motivated FTC teams.  The mission of the FIRST program is "to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership."

All three ASCE/SEI FTC teams: Godly Gears, Renaissance Robotics and Super 7, participated in this PTC training event. Godly Gears is a rookie team this year.  Last year, Super 7 and Renaissance Robotics were ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in the State of Florida going into the State Championship. These two teams received a bid and competed in the following “by invitation only tournaments” as a result of their hard work and inspired performances in league play: Tesla Robotics League Championship, State of Florida Championship, and the Southeastern Super Regionals in San Antonio, Texas.

They have set high goals for the 2014-2015 season and they are working hard to learn, have fun and share their experiences in our communities. These young students are grateful for the support received by ASCE, PTC, and SEI organizations.  They represent our organizations in a very positive manner at various community and professional events.


2013-2014


We weren't sure what to expect when we applied for the grant. As a second year team, we are still learning and weren't certain we'd be considered. We were beyond ecstatic when we heard we received the much needed grant thanks to the generosity of PTC.

Renaissance Robotics has learned a lot with PTC Creo, MathCAD and Windchill programs this season. With the use of PTC Creo's products, we have greatly improved our robots design and our team's Engineering Notebook.  We actually won all the awards in our league and at the state championship this year for our Engineering Notebook. That gave us 4 THINK Awards for this year, to add to our 1 from last year.

Having won the THINK Award at the State Championship, we advanced to the South Super Regional Championship with our PTC banner in tow!

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