4-H Fair Summer Workshops

4-H Fair Summer Workshops

Dues – Robotics: Lego kits supplied by FC4H

Level 2 (grades 6 – 8), Two day

Course Description: In this two day intermediate robotics workshop, students will learn the basics of control and sensing as applied to robotics.  Students will build and program robots to find objects, follow pre-programmed instructions, and compete in teams to find and collect treasures in a competitive arena.

 

    • Wednesday & Thursday, July 24-25
    • Registration deadline Wednesday, July 17
    • 20 participant maximum
    • Cost $85 including one-time $15 4-H membership
    • $20 late fee after July 17

 

Turner – Electronics: Kits supplied by Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County

Level 1 (grades 3 – 5), One day

Course Description: In this one day introductory electronics workshop, students will learn the basics of electrical circuits by making their own electronic musical instruments and other devices.  Students will then learn about microelectronic devices by using conductive ink, batteries, and LEDs. This course includes all material necessary and students take their projects home at the end of the day.

Special Notes:  Participants will be expected to responsibly use the following: scissors, paint, markers.

    • Monday, July 29
    • Registration deadline Wednesday, July 17
    • 20 participant maximum
    • Cost $50 including one-time $15 4-H membership
    • $20 late fee after July 17

 

Level 2 (grades 6 – 8), One day

Course Description: In this one day intermediate electronics workshop, students will learn the basics of electronic devices and microcontrollers by making their own digital alarm clock.  The clock is a basic alarm clock with a buzzer and features: time (AM/PM), alarm (On/Off), and snooze.  This course focuses on the clock construction, teaching the basics of soldering and electronics operation, with some instruction on introductory microcontroller programming.

Special Notes:  Participants will be expected to responsibly use soldering irons which can reach temperatures of up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • Monday, July 22
    • Registration deadline Wednesday, July 17
    • 15 participant maximum
    • Cost $50 including one-time $15 4-H membership
    • $20 late fee after July 17

 

Level 3 (grades 9 – 12), One day

Course Description: In this one day advanced electronics workshop, students will learn about electronic devices and microcontroller programming by making their own digital alarm clock. The clock is a basic alarm clock with a buzzer and features: time (AM/PM), alarm (On/Off), and snooze. The course is divided into two sections: 1. clock construction, basics of soldering and electronics operation, and 2. Development of custom embedded programs for microcontrollers.  This course is similar to Electronics Workshop Level 2, with an added segment on microcontroller programming.

Special Notes:  Participants will be expected to responsibly use soldering irons which can reach temperatures of up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. 

    • Tuesday, July 23
    • Registration deadline Wednesday, July 17
    • 15 participant maximum
    • Cost $50 including one-time $15 4-H membership
    • $20 late fee after July 17

 

Cooley – Prototyping: Materials supplied by Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County

Level 2 (grades 6 – 8), One day

Course Description: In this one-day workshop students will explore introductory prototyping (3D printer) concepts.  Students will learn solid modeling concepts, and then apply these concepts to three current prototyping technologies.  Students will design and prototype your own custom parts to take with them upon completion.  T-shirts will also be provided.

 

    • Tuesday or Thursday, July 16, 18, 23
    • 12 participant maximum (5 minimum)
    • Cost $50 including one-time $15 4-H membership

 

Level 3 (grades 9 – 12), One day

Course Description: In this one-day workshop students will explore introductory and intermediate prototyping (3D printer) concepts.  Students will learn solid modeling concepts, and then apply these concepts to three current prototyping technologies.  Students will design and prototype your own custom parts to take with them upon completion.  T-shirts will also be provided.

 

    • Monday or Wednesday, July 15, 17, 22, 29
    • 12 participant maximum (5 minimum)
    • Cost $50 including one-time $15 4-H membership

 

Kopp/Finnigan – Digital Filmmaking:

Level 2 (grades 6 – 8), Two day

Course Description: In this two day workshop students will explore and learn introductory production concepts.  Students will participate in team-based learning of the stages and tasks to make a 30 second still-frame commercial.

 

    • Monday & Tuesday, July 15 & 16
    • 15 participant maximum
    • Cost $85 including one-time $15 4-H membership
    • $20 late fee after July 13

 

Level 3 (grades 9 – 12), Two day

Course Description: In this two day workshop students will explore and learn intermediate production concepts.  Students will participate in team-based learning of the stages and tasks to make a 30 second live-action commercial.

 

    • Wednesday & Thursday, July 17 & 18
    • 15 participant maximum
    • Cost $85 including one-time $15 4-H membership
    • $20 late fee after July 13