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WSU 2007 LEGO MINDSTORMS Challenge Trial Day
January 27, 2007
10am - 2pm
Heskett Center, WSU
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� January 27, 2007 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
How to Improve Your Mindstorms Challenge Oral Presentation
Presented by: Don Malzahn, Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Wichita State (and chief judge the last three years)
Don has judged previous LEGO MINDSTORMS oral presentations and will present some ideas on how to maximize the effectiveness of the 4-6 minute oral presentation and 5 minute question and answer period. This presentation is open to all registered teams. This session will take place in TBD.

On Trial Day the mission boards will be set up so that teams may practice with their robots.� This year, the courses will be all in the Heskett Center (same as the actual challenge day). There will be NO tables available - please note that chairs and tables will not be setup for the teams to use when practicing. Make your arrangements accordingly. �Representatives of the College of Engineering will be available to answer mission questions.� No laptops will be available for checkout or use.� If teams want to be able to program on that day they will need to furnish their own computer, software, and IR tower.�Remember to bring extension cords and power strips for your computers and batteries for your RCX and IR tower.�

You may NOT bring food and drink to the Heskett Center on trial day.� The gym part (where the challenges will be) is not allowed to have any food or drink. You may bring food and drink outside the gym (in the hallway).

WSU Mindstorm T-shirts Sales:
If you would like to purchase a WSU Mindstorms T-shirt they will be on sale during Trial Day.� Trial Day will be the last day that coaches may make a bulk T-shirt order for their team in order to get them printed for Challenge Day.

LEGO Name Badges:
Trial Day will be the last day that any LEGO Name Badges can be requested and engraved before the Challenge.� Please enter all requests using the on-line form (Coaches only please!) and for other badges - (coming attraction!)