2020 Square One Events:
This is a private zoom webinar for Coaches involved in our Innovative Vehicle Design Challenges. We’ll dig into Micro:bit boards, Tiny:bit robotic vehicles, and applications of these technologies to not only our V2X IVD Challenge, but also the Autonomous IVD Challenge, and the sensor challenges that are built into the other IVD Programs.
December 16 – “Mobility Matters” Student Webinar – Virtual – Email for more info
As part of Square One’s Masters of Mobility: Robots on the Road and the Innovative Vehicle Design Series you are invited to attend this special event! We want to share the state of the mobility industry and help you to make connections relevant to your Square One project. Our industry experts will introduce you to future college and career pathways as well! We have a great lineup of speakers:
Office of Future Mobility and Electrification/MEDC
Yousuf Taufiq, PE, PMP
Vice President, Central Traffic/ITS TEC Manager
WSP USA / WSP Michigan Inc.
Principal, Cyber-Physical Systems Security
Cybersecurity Research – Consulting – Training
Director of Specialty Admissions
High school students, parents, and teachers are invited to attend this free Zoom event…registration is required.
December 17 – “Manufacturing Matters” Student Webinar – Virtual – Email for more info
As part of Square One’s Masters of Mobility: Robots on the Road project and the Innovative Vehicle Design series, we want to share what’s happening in Advanced Manufacturing in real life, its relevance to your project and to future college and career pathways!
We have a great lineup of speakers including
Director, Communications and Legislative Affairs
Cooperative Education Manager
High school students, parents, and teachers are invited to attend this free Zoom event, registration is required
2021 Square One Events:
January 19 & 21 – IVD Coach’s Session – TinkerCAD – Virtual – Email for more info
This is a private zoom webinar for Coaches involved in our Innovative Vehicle Design Challenges. We’ll dig into TinkerCAD, a FREE lightweight cloud based CAD 3D Modeling package. TinkerCAD is the perfect tool to meet the demands of the “CAD Challenge” that is built into each of the IVD Programs for 2021.
January 26 & 28 – IVD Coach’s Session – Elegoo & Arduino – Virtual – Email for more info
This is a private zoom webinar for Coaches involved in our Innovative Vehicle Design Challenges. We’ll dig into Arduino programming and the Elegoo robot car platform. The Elegoo represents one possible option for a base vehicle chassis for the V2X IVD Challenge. However, these programming skills also directly apply to all of the other IVD Challenges as well.
February 23, 25 & March 2,4 – Masters of Mobility Workshop – Virtual – Email for more info
This workshop is generously sponsored by our friends at Washtenaw Community College and specifically offered to teachers from MiSTEM Region 2 in Southeast Michigan (RPI Region 9). Participants will be introduced to the world of Automotive Mobility, specifically Connected & Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Technologies. We’ll dig into Arduino programming and the Elegoo robotic vehicle as a tool to model real life CAV Scenarios.
March-April Date TBD – Intermediate Underwater ROV Workshop – Virtual – Email for more info
This workshop helps experienced teachers bring their underwater analog robots into the digital world. We’ll start by introducing Arduino microcontrollers and digital electronics and then apply those technologies to create joystick based ROV controls, digital motor controllers, and on-board sensor technologies. We’ll also integrate a “claw” and its controls into our ROV Hardware. This workshop is specifically designed for teachers who have already completed a Square One Introductory ROV Workshop, and compete in the Underwater IVD Challenges.
May 18 – Kettering Day – Kettering University, Flint MI – Email for more info
On this day prior to our culminating competition, we invite IVD Teams to Kettering University for some exclusive & exciting campus experiences. Student teams can not only set up their pit spaces for the competition on the 19th, but also get a behind the scenes look at all the great Kettering facilities and opportunities, hear from Kettering faculty, staff and students, and then get some practice time with their IVD vehicles on the competition tracks.
May 19 – IVD Challenge Day – Kettering University, Flint MI – Email for more info
The IVD Challenge Day is the culminating competition for all of the “wheeled” Innovative Vehicle Design Programs (Autonomous, Full Scale, Mini and V2X IVD Challenges). Kettering’s “GM Mobility Research Center” is a vehicle testing facility used by automotive companies and suppliers for testing new technologies, and offers a wonderful setting for the IVD Challenges. Student teams compete throughout the day in a variety of missions on a host of different courses. The public is welcome to join in the fun and experience the amazing work of our student engineers.