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Fall Workshops

In a 6 week series of workshops by Lynbrook Robotics members, rookie members learn the skills needed to contribute to the robot during build season.


The workshop series helps members learn to use Autodesk Maya, a 3D computer graphics software. Students develop skills needed to help produce an animation entry for the annual FIRST Safety Animation Competition. Presented by student Brian Lo. 

  • Session 6:  
    • Students learned how to use virtual lights and cameras and how to export a Maya scene into a video.
  • Session 5:  
    • Students used advanced modeling techniques to model simple human heads.
  • Session 4:  
    • Students animated humans dancing to the Harlem Shake
  • Session 3:  
    •  Students animated bouncing balls and a steampunk styled water jet. 
  • Session 2:  Modeling And Physics
    • Students created computer models of vehicles and animated the vehicles flying off ramps via Maya's rigid body physics system.
  • Session 1:  Installation

    • Students installed Autodesk Maya 2017. 


Workshop series focused on teaching the basics of the FRC Control System. Members learn basic wiring practices as well as the uses of the various components in the system through presentations and hands-on work.
Presented by students Nathan Chen.

  • Session 2: Crimping Wires and PWM Cables
    • Working under the guidance of veteran members, students worked at multiple stations. They learned how to crimp wires and to make PWM cables. They also were introduced to what they are going to be doing for the next couple of weeks, rewire our 2012 robot's baseboard with new control system components.
  • Session 1:  Basics of the FRC Control System
    • Students learned detailed information on the different basic components of the FRC Control System.

Computer Aided Design

Our fall CAD workshop series helps new members learn to use Autodesk Inventor to make basic parts and assemblies. Students develop skills that are useful for robot design and machining in the build season.
Presented by students Andrew Ng, and Jing-Chen Peng.

  • Week 5

    • Students were able to learn about best practices when making parts with Autodesk Inventor, and also learned some neat features that make modeling parts easier.
  • Week 4

    • Students learned how to make machinist drawings and modeled the part specified by a machinist drawing made by another student.
  • Week 3

    • Students were able to assemble a  simplified model of our 2016 robot in Autodesk Inventor while learning how to place different components in an assembly and constrain them together.

  • Week 2

    • In this workshop, student learned how to make parts from scratch in Inventor. We started from 2D sketches and used extrusions to make the final 3D c-channel part with a holing pattern on it.

  • week 1: 

    • Students installed Inventor Professional and Inventor HSM Pro 2017 as well as TortoiseSVN.


The machining workshops teach members how to use various machines in our room such as the Lathe and CNC. It provides students with skills such as interpreting machinist drawings to make parts.
Presented by students Jing-Chen Peng.

  • Session 2:
    • For our second machining workshop, everyone continued working on their parts from last week. We were able to face the second side of our parts to length, as well as drill holes in some of the parts.
  • Session 1:

         For our first machining workshop, everyone got to start machining their own parts. We started by                    cutting pieces of metal to length on the band saw, then used the minimill to face one side flat.

    • Software

Teaches new members fundamentals of robot programming. In these workshops, students learn concepts such as control loops and our architecture that are directly applicable to controlling robot hardware.
Presented by students Shadaj Laddad, Andy Chun, and Philip Axelrod

  • Session 3: Velcoity Control
    • Students learned how to use porportional control and feedfoward to control the velocity of a flywheel

  • Session 3: Pottasium 
  •      Students were walked throught the process of using potassium to make a basic functioning controller
  • Session 2: Intro to Signals
    • The concepts of Signals were introduced. We used Signals to get and display system cpu usage. 

  • Session 1: Intro to Scala
    • We learned the basics of programming in the Scala programming language. We also covered the difference between programming on a robot and on a desktop.