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CalTek.Net, Kenneth Wyrick
- 03/28/2018 16:32:51

Robots are made of CADs and code. (Crypto is just for the lulz). 

I'm Kyle (kylecothern.com), a board member at Crashspace and an engineer who's way into robots! I've had a chance to build some really big structures and robots at RoMeLa, Spacex and Hyperloop and I want to share the lessons I've learned with the community.

I'm going to hold a bi weekly lesson about various components that go into robotics design and deployment at Crashspace LA. Meetings will be from 1pm -3pm (and may move around to not overlap with other events, check the calander for the final word). 

Sessions will be structured roughly like this:

1. 45-60 minute lesson on an aspect of mechanical design, coding, robotics, electronics, or other related topics, with hands on CAD / Code / Fabrication technique demonstration. 

2. 30 minute review of how this lesson applies to a continuing project to build a polar plotter robot I've been working on. 

and then afterwards I'll hang around for any questions, or help with the hands on portions. 

First few lessons. 

Sat 4/7 - Intro to Robotics - Survey of what's out there. 
Sat 4/21 - CAD for Robots - Sketch, Extrude, Revolve, make a part in onshape
May M1 - Robot Coding - How to Make a Teensy drive a servo
May M2 - Engineering Design - The Free Body Diagram, Statics
June M1 - CNC Robots to make your robot - How to take your CAD parts and make them real
June M2 - 3D Printing and you - How to design and make 3d printed parts. 
July M1- power and electronics - How to power and wire up your robots!
July M2- GUI / UI - Make your robot driveable. 
Future sessions TBD. 

Reply All if you're interested or have any additional topics you'd like me to cover. 

Kyle Cothern | @risknc
VPI&SU Mechanical Engineering '10

I do video and would love to man the cameras!

On Wed, March 28, 2018 12:53 am, Stephen Carter wrote:
Sounds great! Wish I were in LA and could attend in person, but if you do
stream, I'll try to catch it. I may be in town the next Saturday, and if
will try to sneak by...


Stephen N. Carter
Asheville, NC 28803
Cell: 323 326 4718

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 11:11 PM, Kyle Cothern <risknc@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone
> Crypto robots is a hit (we're almost sold out)
> First event is next Saturday.
>  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crypto-robots-cad-and-code-
> session-1-tickets-44541313267
> I've got a few cameras and would like to record / stream the session (so
> others who can't fit don't have to miss one).
>  If anyone can help man the record buttons / key grip / camera operator
> /
> Director of Photography for the first one, I'd appreciate it, please
> reach
> out to me.
> Thanks,
> Kyle Cothern | @risknc <https://twitter.com/risknc>
> <risknc@gmail.com>
> VPI&SU Mechanical Engineering '10