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Saturday
Jun 16
MTRAS ~ MidTn Robotic Arts Society Monthly Meetup

Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome. Most meetings start with a show and tell format.  The show and tell is informal and lasts about an hour. We then break-up for informal discussions.  We always welcome anyone wanting to give a specific presentation. Let us know if you'd like to present on a particular topic!

SIGN-IN PROCEDURES: 

As you enter the Adventure Science Center(ASC) lobby, look for the sign-in table to the right near the gift shop.  An ASC staff person will be at the table between 9:45 -10:15.  (You don't need to stand in the line for ASC admission.)

You will sign in and be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

A member of MTRAS will setup and staff the table again from 1:15 - 1:30 for any scheduled workshops.

If you arrive late you must now wait in line and sign in at the front desk. No exceptions.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

WHERE WE MEET AT THE ASC:

We typically meet on the second floor in the Eureka room,which is in the far right corner as you walk up the steps to the second floor.

message the organizers if you have any questions.

See ya'll there!

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Saturday
Apr 15, 2017
MTRAS ~ MidTn Robotic Arts Society Monthly Meetup
Adventure Science Center

Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome. Most meetings start with a show and tell format. the show and tell is informal and last about an hour. We then break-up for informal discussions. We always welcome anyone wanting to give a specific presentation. Let us know if you'd like to present on a particular topic!

SIGN-IN PROCEDURES:

There is a table next to the gift shop (to the right as you enter) where MTRAS members can sign-in before attending the meeting.

A member of MTRAS or Larry Dunlap-Berg, with the Adventure Science Center, will staff the table between 9:45 -10:15. (ASC’s front desk admission staff will be busy preparing to open the science center so please do not ask them for assistance.)

After signing in, you will be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

A member of MTRAS will setup and staff the table again from 1:15 - 1:30 for workshops.

If you arrive late you must now wait in line and sign in at the front desk. No exceptions.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

WHERE WE MEET AT THE ASC:

We typically meet on the second floor in the Eureka room,which is in the far right corner as you walk up the steps to the second floor.

message the organizers if you have any questions.


See ya'll there!

Website
Nashville Robotics: Quick Trip and Line Following Competition
Adventure Science Center

After our normally scheduled meeting, we will have a Quick Trip and line following competition. You don't want to miss it. Bring a robot (or several robots) to compete or come-out to spectate and check out the robots. The rules can be found at these two links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h34835OfNG4t9B42goduArpR6_-uo8F1ApacO8Q6v_Q/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UejdLQONvoYWfNkZAtPP0MUsHCgWsxKcU7-dtdT_BE0/edit?usp=sharing

Please show up at least 30 minutes prior to event for registration.
Our plan for the timing of events follows. The timing may vary based on the number of competitors and the speed at which the robots can complete the course.
Line Following Basic Competition: 1:30 - 2:00
Quick Trip Basic Competition: 2:00 - 2:30
Advanced Line Following Competition: 3:00 - 3:30
Advanced Quick Trip Competition: 3:30 - 4:00
Awards 4:15 - 4:30

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Saturday
May 20, 2017
MTRAS ~ 3D Printer tinkering workshop
Adventure Science Center

We have a bunch of members who are into, or are getting into the 3D printer scene. This months workshop time will be used to discuss and help each other out on any issues you may have with your printer. It's a good opportunity for people who don't have 3D printers to see what the fuss is all about. Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome.
SIGN-IN PROCEDURES:

A member of MTRAS or Larry Dunlap-Berg, with the Adventure Science Center, will staff the table between 1:15 and 1:30 (ASC’s front desk admission staff will be busy preparing to open the science center so please do not ask them for assistance.)

As you approach the science center, please use the entrance doors on the left side. When you enter the lobby look for the sign-in table, which will have a MTRAS flyer attached, on your left (near Jack Wood Hall).

You will sign in as you have in the past but will be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

If you arrive late you must now wait in line and sign in at the front desk. No exceptions.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

WHERE WE MEET AT THE ASC:

We typically meet on the second floor in the Eureka room,which is in the far right corner as you walk up the steps to the second floor.

message the organizers if you have any questions.


See ya'll there!

Website
Saturday
Jul 15, 2017
MTRAS ~ MidTn Robotic Arts Society Monthly Meetup
Adventure Science Center

Note the meeting time change.  We are moving the meetings to 10am in the morning.  We will break for lunch.  This timing will give us an opportunity to host builds, classes etc after lunch.  

Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome. Most meetings start with a show and tell format.  the show and tell is informal and last about an hour.  We then break-up for informal discussions.  We always welcome anyone wanting to give a specific presentation. Let us know if you'd like to present on a particular topic!

SIGN-IN PROCEDURES: 

Starting on October 24th MTRAS members will use a separate sign in table.

A member of MTRAS or Larry Dunlap-Berg, with the Adventure Science Center, will staff the table between 9:45 -10:15. (ASC’s front desk admission staff will be busy preparing to open the science center so please do not ask them for assistance.)

As you approach the science center, please use the entrance doors on the left side. When you enter the lobby look for the sign-in table, which will have a MTRAS flyer attached, on your left (near Jack Wood Hall).

You will sign in as you have in the past but will be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

A member of MTRAS will setup and staff the table again from 1:15 - 1:30 for workshops.

If you arrive late you must now wait in line and sign in at the front desk. No exceptions.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

WHERE WE MEET AT THE ASC:

We typically meet on the second floor in the Eureka room,which is in the far right corner as you walk up the steps to the second floor.

message the organizers if you have any questions.


See ya'll there!

Website
Saturday
Feb 24
MTRAS ~ MidTn Robotic Arts Society Monthly Meetup
Adventure Science Center

*************NOTE MEETING CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY 2018*******
We are moving our meeting from the usual 3rd Saturday to February 24 th. We are not going to have our typical meeting but will be hosting Engineered For Destruction Robot Battles. We will firm up the exact event times as we get closer to the event. Competitors will have 1 lb (antweight) and 3 lb (beetleweight) robots. If you compete, bring your robot to battle, but at a minimum you will want come and spectate. Also, we can use volunteers to help assemble and disassemble the arena.

SIGN-IN PROCEDURES:

As you enter the Adventure Science Center(ASC) lobby, look for the sign-in table to the right near the gift shop. An ASC staff person will be at the table between 9:45 -10:15. (You don't need to stand in the line for ASC admission.)

You will sign in and be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

WHERE WE MEET AT THE ASC:

We typically meet on the second floor in the Eureka room,which is in the far right corner as you walk up the steps to the second floor.

message the organizers if you have any questions.

See ya'll there!

Website
Saturday
Mar 17
MTRAS ~ MidTn Robotic Arts Society Monthly Meetup
Adventure Science Center

Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome. Most meetings start with a show and tell format.  The show and tell is informal and lasts about an hour. We then break-up for informal discussions.  We always welcome anyone wanting to give a specific presentation. Let us know if you'd like to present on a particular topic!

SIGN-IN PROCEDURES: 

As you enter the Adventure Science Center(ASC) lobby, look for the sign-in table to the right near the gift shop.  An ASC staff person will be at the table between 9:45 -10:15.  (You don't need to stand in the line for ASC admission.)


You will sign in and be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

A member of MTRAS will setup and staff the table again from 1:15 - 1:30 for any scheduled workshops.

If you arrive late you must now wait in line and sign in at the front desk. No exceptions.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

WHERE WE MEET AT THE ASC:

We typically meet on the second floor in the Eureka room,which is in the far right corner as you walk up the steps to the second floor.

message the organizers if you have any questions.


See ya'll there!

Website
Saturday
Apr 14
MTRAS ~ MidTn Robotic Arts Society Monthly Meetup
Adventure Science Center

**********NOTE THE MEETING DATE CHANGE**********************
We will be participating in the ASC Robotics Day on April 14, 2018. We will not have our regular meeting but will have a series of competitions to include Engineered for Destruction (Robot Battles!), line following, QuickTrip, as well as others. Please plan on attending and bring any robots that you might want to enter in the competition.

We will be meeting in Jack Wood Hall on the First Floor just to the left of the entrace doors as you walk in.

SIGN-IN PROCEDURES:

As you enter the Adventure Science Center(ASC) lobby, look for the sign-in table to near Jack Wood Hall. An ASC staff person will be at the table between 10:00-10:15. (You don't need to stand in the line for ASC admission.)

You will sign in and be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Jack Wood Hall for the meeting/event. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

message the organizers if you have any questions.

See ya'll there!

Website
Saturday
May 19
MTRAS ~ MidTn Robotic Arts Society Monthly Meetup
Adventure Science Center

Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome. Most meetings start with a show and tell format.  The show and tell is informal and lasts about an hour. We then break-up for informal discussions.  We always welcome anyone wanting to give a specific presentation. Let us know if you'd like to present on a particular topic!

SIGN-IN PROCEDURES: 

As you enter the Adventure Science Center(ASC) lobby, look for the sign-in table to the right near the gift shop.  An ASC staff person will be at the table between 9:45 -10:15.  (You don't need to stand in the line for ASC admission.)

You will sign in and be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

A member of MTRAS will setup and staff the table again from 1:15 - 1:30 for any scheduled workshops.

If you arrive late you must now wait in line and sign in at the front desk. No exceptions.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

WHERE WE MEET AT THE ASC:

We typically meet on the second floor in the Eureka room,which is in the far right corner as you walk up the steps to the second floor.

message the organizers if you have any questions.

See ya'll there!

Website
Saturday
Aug 18
MTRAS ~ MidTn Robotic Arts Society Monthly Meetup
Adventure Science Center

Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome. Most meetings start with a show and tell format.  The show and tell is informal and lasts about an hour. We then break-up for informal discussions.  We always welcome anyone wanting to give a specific presentation. Let us know if you'd like to present on a particular topic!

SIGN-IN PROCEDURES: 

As you enter the Adventure Science Center(ASC) lobby, look for the sign-in table to the right near the gift shop.  An ASC staff person will be at the table between 9:45 -10:15.  (You don't need to stand in the line for ASC admission.)

You will sign in and be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

A member of MTRAS will setup and staff the table again from 1:15 - 1:30 for any scheduled workshops.

If you arrive late you must now wait in line and sign in at the front desk. No exceptions.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

WHERE WE MEET AT THE ASC:

We typically meet on the second floor in the Eureka room,which is in the far right corner as you walk up the steps to the second floor.

message the organizers if you have any questions.

See ya'll there!

Website