Thursday, October 25, 2012

Informational Meetings

Hi folks! We are going to have two different informational meetings, Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 29th, both at 7 in Engr E203.  Both days will have the same information, so you don't need to attend both sessions.

We will talk about the competition, the workshops, the rules, how the competition is judged, and a variety of other things. We will also be registering teams that haven't registered yet and voting on your budget. We are preordering kits this year, so we will be selling those as well.

For your convenience, here are links for the last couple posts in one place and event links for the info nights.

Registration link:

Order kit:

Info meetings:


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kits! Get your kits!

To participate in the Open Design Competition, you will need a kit.  The kit contains everything you need for the workshops and to get you started on your team's project.  Make sure your team is registered before ordering a kit.

In the kit you'll find:
- An Arduino      (a microcontroller, like a mini-computer)
- A servo motor      (robots anyone?)
- A DC motor      (go go Speed Racer!)
- LED's     (a must)
- A temperature sensor      (bring on the heat!)
- Resistors     (not so futile)
- Diodes     (make the world go direction)
- Transistors    (yeah, we go there)
- A USB cable and other goodies

The kit costs $35.  You can order it using the link below.  After registration closes, we will order the kits and they will be ready for pick up during the first workshop.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Registration Link

Hi folks!  Register here!

What am I registering for?
Only the best competition in the world.  You can make ANYTHING that you want.  Anything.  It could be a popcorn maker that chases people around and shoots popcorn at them, some nifty testing instrument, a movie prop, or anything else you can think of.

Why should I register to compete?  Well, several reasons:
1) We have workshops to teach you everything you'll need from the ground up.
2) I looks awesome on your resume and in interviews.
3) You meet a lot of people.
4) Cash prizes*
5) Class credit**

How is this competition judged? 
In simple words, like a dog show.  Take a few minutes and look at the other epic tabs  ;)

Who can register?
Anyone, from any major, of any year, with any expertise.  If you don't have a lot (or any) experience in electronics, we will teach you everything you need to know.  The one requirement is that you are a student during the Spring 2013 semester.

Now, some of you are wondering about the "*" and the "**".  *At the moment, we are in the process of getting this year's sponsors.  Cash and other prizes are based upon donations from companies and inspired individuals (if you know someone, let us know!).  **At the moment, we have arranged for ECE majors to receive credit towards your graduation.  We are working with other departments to do the same. You must finish a project and submit it to receive credit.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

3rd Annual Open Design Competition Kick Off!


Hello folks!  We are getting ready for the kick off of the 3rd Annual CSU-IEEE Open Design Competition!

The rough timeline for the start of the competition is:
October 29th and 30th - Informational Meetings (time and places to come soon)
November 9th - Registration Due
November 14th - Kick off meeting with kits and the first workshop

For up-to-date times and places, please like our page on facebook (CLICK ME!) or check back to this site often.  We will keep both up to date.

As far as perks go, this year we have a lot, so come to the info meeting and learn about 'em!

See you there!