Summer 2012 CYBERAlaska Workshop

Products from the Workshop

Agenda

Dates: July 16-27, 2012.

Location: IARC 417, West Ridge, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Every day had this general schedule:

  • 10am-noon: morning session
  • Lunch break
  • 1pm-3pm: afternoon session
  • Afternoon Break
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm: evening session

Day to day example:

  1. Monday, July 16: Kickoff & Introductions. Select from “a la carte” topics.  15 minute “who are you?” talks from everybody.  Survey of hardware & software components necessary for the planned projects. Discussion session on  how much of these components you (teachers, mentors, students) already know; and what would be good to cover in the high school classrooms in the curriculum, and in how much detail.  Finalize agenda and work plan for the rest of the summer.
  2. Tuesday, July 17: Computer programming in JavaScript [Orion] & Arduino programming [Mike], with hands-on examples in the afternoon.  We’ll build simulation examples in the afternoon.
  3. Wednesday, July 18: Microcontroller I/O: analog to digital, digital inputs, pulse width modulation.  Survey of sensors: photodiode, switch, thermistor, accelerometer [Steve].  Survey of actuators: relays, motors, solenoids, and heaters [Steve].  Integration with microcontrollers, simulations, and web pages.
  4. Thursday, July 19: Survey of platforms: TriloBYTE, relay board, ArduRover & ArduPilot [Steve].  Hands-on work with platforms.
  5. Friday, July 20: Integrating sensors, actuators, and simulation: Cyber-Physical Systems.
  6. Weekend!
  7. Mon-Wed: Collaborative development of lesson plans
  8. Thursday and Friday: Hands-on end-to-end platform development.

“a la carte”: Choose your own Workshop Topics!

Tentative Schedule

Day

Topic

Instructor

Lecture

Lab

Mon, 16th

Intro

All

4

0

JavaScript & Simulation

Orion

2

2

Tue, 17th

JavaScript & Simulation Cont.

Steve

3

1

Microcontroller I/O Fundamentals & Arduino API & IDE

Mike

2

2

Wed, 18th

Sensors, Actuators, and Control Theory

Steve

2

2

Designing Experiments

Steve

2

2

Thu, 19th

Control Theory

Seta

3

1

Platforms

Mike

1

3

Fri, 20th

Integration Examples

Orion

2

5

Mon, 23rd

Lesson Plans: Software

All

2

5

Tue, 24th

Lesson Plans: Hardware

All

1

6

Wed, 25th

Lesson Plans: Simulation

All

1

6

Thu, 26th

Platform development 1

All

1

6

Fri, 27th

Platform development 2

All

1

6

Total hours

27

47

 


Workshop Attendees

CYBERAlaska People

Seta Bogosyan <sbogosyan@alaska.edu>
CYBERAlaska PI and coordinator.

Orion Lawlor <lawlor@alaska.edu>
CYBERAlaska Co-PI and technical lead.

Rex Estrada <restrad7@alaska.edu>
CYBERAlaska project manager.

Steve Kibler <sgkibler@alaska.edu>
UAF EE PhD student; CyberAlaska Fellow

Mike Moss <mrmoss@alaska.edu>
UAF CS BS/MS student; CyberAlaska Fellow

Teachers

Larry Ehnert <larry.ehnert@k12northstar.org>
Lathrop hands-on robotics and fabrication teacher. Runs the Fairbanks FIRST contest.

Jeremy Nicoll <jbnicoll@alaska.edu>
Effie Kokrine science teacher, FIRST coach, and ASF Project Engineer.

Mark Nance <markn@mehs.us>
Mt. Edgecumbe science teacher, FIRST coach, and underwater robotics coach.

We also had several visitors from Poker Flats (director Greg Walker, researcher Ray Wilson, and student Corey Upton), ASRA (Mike Backus <mbbackus@gmail.com>, Robert Parsons, and the Advanced Robotics module students), as well as our external evaluator.

Thank you to all the attendees for a highly successful workshop!

3 thoughts on “Summer 2012 CYBERAlaska Workshop”

  1. I will be in a training for most of that time, but I am available from the 25-27. ( I would need the 24 to travel from Seattle to Fairbanks.) Sorry that training was planned in March.

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