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Adventure Science Center Supports MTRASWe're a robotics / makers / technology group in Nashville. Check out our monthly meetings at the Adventure Science Center. 

Newbies, gearheads & everyone in between are welcome. Most meetings are show and tell format but we always welcome anyone wanting to give a specific presentation. Let us know if you'd like to present!

Please sign in at the information desk so the staff can direct you to meeting room.

 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

See you there!

Latest MTRAS News

MTRAS Makes "Make" Magizines online site.

MTRAS's new member the "ClockPlot turned TimmerPlotter" got a nice little write up on Make Magazines online site today by Author Ian Lee. The TimmerPlotter made its debut during the line following competition during Engineering Day. We hope to use it in the future for other events as well.

http://makezine.com/2014/03/10/building-a-plotclock-inspired-line-following-bot/

Engineering Day Feb 22 and Line following competition

Its that time again Bot builders for the Science Centers annual "Engineering Day" event. Business's, Universities, groups, individuals, and schools come out to the Science Center to share what they have been working on and compete in different events.

MTRAS will be hosting a Line Following competition this year during the event. We have two competition mats set up. One in a standard oval layout and the other in a more advanced layout. We have over $300 worth of prizes to give out!!! Look out on the message boards for more info on these events.

We will have a table setup on the second floor next to the elevators from 10am - 4pm to share all our projects. So bring out what youve been working on or come volunteer to help spread the word about MTRAS. Its going to be an awesome day!

Line Following Competition "Engineering Day" in February 2014

Line Following Competition "Engineering Day" in February.

MTRAS is planning a line following competition during "Engineering Day" in February. We plan on having two separate competitions.

One will be for purely discrete robots. What we mean by that is any robot that does not contain an IC. So no arduino, PIC, Stamp, Propeller, Picaxe, etc. Kits like http://www.yoyo.com/p/elenco-line-tracking-mouse-365343?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_Y&utm_term=XMH-186&utm_campaign=Google&CAWELAID=1324547767&utm_content=pla&ci_sku=XMH-186&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=%7Bkeyword%7D or http://www.yoyo.com/p/elenco-line-tracking-robot-365360?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_Y&utm_term=XMH-195&utm_campaign=Google&CAWELAID=1324547801&utm_content=pla&ci_sku=XMH-195&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=%7Bkeyword%7D or http://robotickits.stores.yahoo.net/litrrosre.html are examples of what will be allowed. The idea here is to get a simple solder or solderless kit so everyone can compete on the same level. First prize will be a 3pi Robot from Pololu (http://www.pololu.com/product/975).

The second competition will be for non discrete robots. Prize yet to be announced.

Wes O'Heron also donated a zumo robot for a prize. Both of these robots retail for $100.

So get your bot on order or brush up on some line following code. Bring your bots in during the January meeting to build or for practice.

Have a great Holiday and see ya next year!