2018 FAMNM Forums

Thanks to those who attended FAMNM Forums both in person and virtually! We hope to see you again next year.

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If you missed this year's forums, you can find recordings of each session linked in the schedule.

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Slide decks

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Parking Parking Check In Check In Presentation Room Presentation Room (DOW 1013)

Schedule

Time Presentation Title Presenter Presentation Description
9:00 AM Check In
Dow West Entrance
10:00 AM Pre Presentation Panel FAMNM and Friends We are here to talk about FAMNM, our scholarship, and answer your questions!
10:30 AM Using PIDs to Create an Effective Visionless Autonomous Jessica Kline An explanation of how PIDs function, how to tune them, and how to use them in the code. Specific focus is put on using a PID in conjunction with Motion Magic for driving during auton.
11:00 AM How To: West Coast Drive Solomon Shurge Everything you need to know to get started with the West Coast Drive system.
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM FIRST® Badges and Your Team Ron Weber An introduction to what FIRST® Badges are and how you can use them in your team, particularly in team training.
2:00 PM Autonomous Driving with Ultrasonics Michael Lindskov The presentation will take the audience through a code walk of state table, ramp functions used with ultrasonics, and demonstration of a robot driving through an obstacle course using ultrasonics.

9:00 AM

Check In

Dow West Entrance

10:00 AM

Pre Presentation Panel

Presented by: FAMNM and Friends

We are here to talk about FAMNM, our scholarship, and answer your questions!

10:30 AM

Using PIDs to Create an Effective Visionless Autonomous

Presented by: Jessica Kline

An explanation of how PIDs function, how to tune them, and how to use them in the code. Specific focus is put on using a PID in conjunction with Motion Magic for driving during auton.

11:00 AM

How To: West Coast Drive

Presented by: Solomon Shurge

Everything you need to know to get started with the West Coast Drive system.

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM

FIRST® Badges and Your Team

Presented by: Ron Weber

An introduction to what FIRST® Badges are and how you can use them in your team, particularly in team training.

2:00 PM

Autonomous Driving with Ultrasonics

Presented by: Michael Lindskov

The presentation will take the audience through a code walk of state table, ramp functions used with ultrasonics, and demonstration of a robot driving through an obstacle course using ultrasonics.

About FAMNM Forums

2016 FAMNM Forums

The FAMNM Robotics Forums is an annual event hosted on the U of M Campus for teams to come and build their FIRST® Robotics knowledge. The event features seminars on a wide range of topics, including mechanical design, strategy, team organization, volunteering, FIRST® alumni opportunities, and more! FAMNM is always looking for feedback from teams on what seminars they’d like to see!