Instructor Certification Workshop: Foundations & Drone Robotics

Robotics and Drone technology is rapidly penetrating markets that will impact our lives in new and exciting ways, while creating technical career pathways that do not yet exist. Learn how technology advancements have paving the way for the emergence and realization of self-driving automobiles, small unmanned aerial goods transportation, and autonomous surveillance within this generation. In this hands-on workshop you will learn about the science, engineering, sensors, code, physics and mathematics of what makes Robotics and Drones work.

Bring: Laptop or Surface Pro (no tablets please)
Cost: $250 - workshop is limited to 25 people

For more information and to sign up, contact Mike Marzetta at mmarzetta@altek-inc.com or 509.252.5725.

Content:

INTRODUCTIONS & OVERVIEWS

CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT
Design & Improve a Simple Machine 
What is a Robot?

FORCE & MOTION
Calculate Gear Ratio Effects on Speed & Torque
Friction, Inertia

PROGRAMMING FOR BASIC ROBOTICS
Arduino, Sensor and Actuator Parts & Purposes
Building a Breadboard & Arduino Programming 

PROGRAMMING FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTICS
Understanding Basic Programming Control Structures
Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance & Line Following

INTRODUCTION TO DRONE ROBOTICS
What is a Drone?
The Future of Drones and Drone Technology & Careers

DRONE CODE & TECHNOLOGY
Drone Tech: Compass, Gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer,
GPS, Encoder & Object Detection
Outdoor UGV GPS Navigation 

APPLIED SYSTEMS THINKING
What is a System?
Drone Systems Interrelationship Diagrams

PHYSICS OF FLIGHT
Airfoils, Flight Mechanics and Calculations

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
Multirotor Flight Dynamics, Autopilot & PID