Starbase Wright-Patt Workshop Announcement PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 September 2011 23:14

Starbase Wright-Patt presents: 

NXT-G Advanced Programming Workshop


Saturday, September 24, 2011
9:00am - 4:00pm 


Presented by Coach Jamie Diamond and The Cougars (Championship FLL Team, seasons 2007 – 2009 and current FTC Team #4251) and assisted by Columbus Ambassador Team, the LEGO Lasernauts.

The Workshop will be held:
Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

STARBASE, Wright-Patt (2nd floor of the Prairies Community Center)
Prairies Community Center
156 Spinning Road
Dayton, OH 45431

The facility will be closed for the day, so please follow the FLL signs and park behind the building.  Enter the designated door.  If the door is locked, please call the cell number listed on the door, and Kim will let you into the building.  Go up the stairs to the 2nd floor.

What to bring:
  • Bring your own laptop, and robot.
    Bring your own robot already built, and 2 touch sensors, 2 light sensors, and 3 motors. 
  • If your team does not have a built robot, build the example Cougar Workshop Bot at
  • Bring Bluetooth if you have it!!! Bring a USB cable to transfer programs to your robot, even if you have Bluetooth (just in case it won’t work in a crowd).
  • Bring your laptop and robot already fully charged.
  • Bring your power cord and extension cord in case your batteries run down.
  • Bring a thumb drive to share data.
  • Practice areas will be provided (Please do not bring competition mat and models).
  • You should already have NXT-G loaded on your laptop and understand at least all the concepts under the “essential” tab in the tutorial at
  • Teams may bring up to three people total, one of whom should be a coach and one should be a team member.  It is advisable to bring at least one robot and laptop for each pair. Bring the team members most dedicated to learning NXT-G.
  • The workshop will run from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 
  • Pizza lunch for the group will be provided, courtesy of the Ohio Educational Outreach Foundation.  Chips, cookies and drinks will also be provided.  If this menu does not work for you, please feel free to bring your own lunch.  We do have access to a refrigerator. 
  • There is a playground close and weather permitting, the kids may go out to play for 20 minutes or so after lunch.
I want to thank The Cougars for volunteering their time to help teams to master more advanced programming skills.  I would also like to thank Columbus Ambassador Team, the LEGO Lasernauts, for assisting the Cougars in presenting this workshop.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, September 24!

Best regards,
Kathy Levine
Director, Ohio FLL
Universal Technology Corporation Contractor
Wright-Patterson AFB Educational Outreach
2130 Eighth Street., B 45, R 45
WPAFB, OH 45433-7542

(937) 938-4862
Fax:  (937) 904-8033

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