2021

Upcoming Activities


MCC Great Pumpkin Fest

October 16, 2021
Macomb Community College, Warren MI

CAAT will be hosting mBot and drone challenges during this Macomb Community College open house event.

Have your mBot car follow a path automatically, navigate an obstacle course, or respond to your commands.

Demonstrate your drone skills by navigating through a hoop, landing on a set landing pad, or knocking over bowling pins.

This free event is open to the public. There will be music, food, and lots of fun for all ages.

Previous Activities

Dream with Robots Programming Camp

August 16 & 17, 2021
Macomb Community College, Warren MI

UB Tech kit

Explored the engineering design process by inventing your own project using the UB Tech - Dream with Robots Advanced kit with over 1000 pieces, 16 servos and a real Arduino – compatible microcontroller. We also got an introduction to circuitry fundamentals and electrical engineering by working on the circuits curriculum.
No Experience Required

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Design, Build and Code an Arduino Robot

Explore

  • Engineering design
  • Electrical circuitry

Build

  • A working robot
  • Kit and microcontroller provided

For more information contact Saleta McMurray, 586/445-7127, STEM Outreach Coordinator, CAAT.

Sponsored by:

MCC CAAT NSF

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mBot Programming Challenge

Hope Middle School: July 27, 2021
Vista Maria: August 13, 2021

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The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology is offering a FREE mBot Programming Challenge at area schools and at the Michigan Science Center. Explore the world of microcontrollers by assembling and programming your own FREE mBot robot. A robot prize will be given for the best program design.

For more information contact Saleta McMurray, 586/445-7127, STEM Outreach Coordinator, CAAT.

Sponsored by:

CAAT NSF MCC dapcep ncat michigan science center

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Girl Scouts
Drone Programming Challenge

February 25, 2021 and March 6, 2021

Girls Scouts of Southeastern Michigan

CAAT was pleased to work with the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and Women Who Drone organizations to provide 35 local Girl Scouts with an exciting oportunity to learn how to program and fly a drone.

Girl Scout Cadettes explored the world of microcontrollers and learned how to program a Robolink CoDrone Mini Programmable Drone in our FREE Girl Scouts Drone Programming Challenge. It included a virtual session via Zoom, a video competition, and a live, in-person drone flying competition.

Students experimented through trial and error as they built and programmed their own drone and learned the foundational concepts of coding. Students programmed their own custom flight patterns, learned how to navigate, take off and land, and more.

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Event Schedule:

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Women Who Drone
  • Thursday, February 25, 4:00pm—6:30pm
    • Welcome and Introduction
    • Live virtual instruction via Zoom on building and programming the drone with Saleta McMurray, CAAT Outreach Coordinator
    • Hear from Elena Buenrostro, President & CEO of Women Who Drone, Video Producer, Photographer, Certified Drone Pilot and Instructor
  • Saturday, March 6, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Live, in-person drone competition (1st place winner to receive a robot)
      • Location: First United Methodist Church in Troy, MI
    • Deadline to submit competition video (1st place winner to receive a robot)

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Sponsored by:

CAAT MCC NSF women who drone

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