Soirée Pratique

Soirée Pratique fall 2014: Sensors

Nov
20
Date: 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 19:30

In this third session we will add some sensors to the sumo robot in order to collect information from its environment. The available sensors are ultrasonic sensors, infrared distance sensors, line detection sensors (black/white).

 

After a short explanation of the different sensors, you can buy the sensors you think are most usefull for your robot.

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Soirée Pratique fall 2014: Motors

Oct
24
Date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 19:30

In this second session to build a sumo-robot, we'll make our robot move by adding motors and their controllers!

Please try to  bring 6 AA batteries, if possible!

Subscribe below and order the parts you want/need on: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-AqU0yxkMDQ_323OOoEfdL5WMQas89N3IzcpW-rZF8k/viewform

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Soirée Pratique fall 2014: Arduino Basics

Oct
14
Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 19:30

The first real 'Soirée Pratique' of this semester is on the popular and easy to program Arduino micro-controller.

We'll provide the Arduino's and equipment, you bring creativity and your laptop if you've one! We'll start with a short introduction and guide you through the setup. At the end we'll give a small reception which gives you the oportunity to get to know us better and ask questions on further SP.

Please register below and indicate whether you'll bring a laptop.

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Soirée Practique Introduction

Oct
01
Date: 
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 20:00

We're back in full force!
Thinking of building your own drone or robot?
Do you want to fly a drone?
Interested in bringing your technical skills in practice?
Then join us on in our new series of Soirée Pratique.

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Soirée Pratique spring 2014: introduction to Raspberry Pi

Feb
26
Date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 19:30

On Monday March 10th, 19h30 @ ESAT 02.58,
we organize the first of the Soirée Pratiques of this semester.

This session we'll introduce the Raspberry Pi,
a 'hot-item' for many hobby projects that need some processing power.
The Raspberry Pi provides an ARM based small computer running a full OS for a student budget friendly price!
In this session we'll look at Raspbian, a Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi based on Debian.

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Results IEEE SB Sumo Robot Competition 2013

Dec
02

The official result of the Sumo Robot Competition 2013:
(robot name -by- team members)
1) Tracker by Maarten Baert
2) Aiki Liu by Bart Theys, Jonas Vantilt, and Maxim Vochten
3) KU Stealth by Arnout Devos
3) W8-4-IT by Tom De Groote and Wito Delnat
5) Hexabot by Lieven Paulissen
6) Sumo-b*tch by Tom Sydney Kerckhove and Tim Gillis
Most original robot: sumo-b*tch

Congrats at all participants!

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: Sumo Robot Competition

Dec
02
Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 19:30

On Monday December 2nd the heroic battle of robots will take place in the machine room of the thermotechnical institute.
Multiple robots, carefully tweaked by their creators will contest each other in a breathtaking carnage.

Attendance of the preparational sessions is not required, registration is (below).

PRIZES:
*1th: Hubsan X4 mini quadcopter RTF + IEEE membership for 2014
*2nd: Beer selection
*most original robot: Beer selection

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: Sumo Robot V: Training Session

Nov
18
Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 19:30

This session on Monday 18/11 allows you to test your tactics on the field!
Also teams that didn't follow the previous sessions and want to test their skills on the field are welcome!

Please register below.

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Soiree Pratique 2013: Build your own Ambilight

Nov
07
Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 19:30

On the the 25th of November, the soiree pratique team organises a "Build Your Own Ambilight" evening.

Using a string of 25 indivually addressable RGB LEDs and an Arduino Uno board, we will help you build a simple yet ingenious system to dramatically improve your movie viewing experience!

Have no idea what Ambilight is? The string of LEDs is attached behind your monitor or TV and lights up according to the content of the screen to "extend" the scene. More at Wikipedia

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: Sumo Robot IV: Programming and Tweaking

Nov
04
Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 20:45

The IEEE student branch Leuven is happy to announce the fourth session of the Soirée Pratique of the academic year 2013-2014. We are going to make the robot intelligent in this 'Build Your Own Robot' session. Bring your laptop and robot! Please register at the bottom of this page.

The slides can be found below.

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