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[DPRG] Fw: Moon Day 2012 - Spaceminers

Subject: [DPRG] Fw: Moon Day 2012 - Spaceminers
From: blackstag blackstag at gmail.com
Date: Sun Apr 8 00:11:28 CDT 2012

have him contact me well work something out.

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM, vincent lopresti <spaceminers2010 at yahoo.com
> wrote:

> DPRG is wanted @ MoonDay2012!
>
> this year they are offering classes. i'm giving one on Robot Programming
> 101. i will have close to 40 popular toy robots for kids/adults to
> experiment with.
>
> i feel that DPRG could really benefit by offering ROS, Adruino, Basic
> Stamp Classes. at least a taste. good way to generate new members!
>
> also, i have a goal to accumulate 100 robots in one area, turn them all on
> and let them loose! who knows what could happen. so bring all your robots
> and join in. i looked on Guiness Book of World Records. there is no 100
> robot record of any kind. we may make history folks!
>
> how many robots does DPRG members have collectively? is this on the
> website? i keep forgetting you guys have a website. always emailin'
>
> [see far below for more info on moon day.]
>
>   .    .
>    \  /
>    Ro
>   BoT
> /rOcK\
> \o---o/
>
> www.Spaceminers.org
>  ----- Forwarded Message -----
> *From:* Kenneth Murphy <murphydyne at hotmail.com>
> *To:* spaceminers2010 at yahoo.com
> *Cc:* bleakley at flightmuseum.com
> *Sent:* Friday, April 6, 2012 3:37 PM
> *Subject:* RE: Moon Day 2012 - Spaceminers
>
>  Vincent,
>
> Glad to have Spaceminers back again this year.
>
> My biggest hope is for a working tether climber.  It looks like the
> Astronaut Training Center folks won't be there this year, so we'll likely
> put your robot roundup area down at the end next to the inflatable
> planetarium.  This means we should be able to rope off some space for the
> tether climber.  This would be a really cool display that would garner
> media attention.
>
> I'll pencil you in for a 1-hour class on Robotics 101 in our Moon Academy
> program.  Looking forward to the Lunar Sample Bag goodies.
>
> Is there any way you can feel out the Dallas Personal Robotics Group
> (DPRG) to see if they might be interested in formally participating in Moon
> Day?  They've generally ignored my inquiries in the past, but as we put
> more of a STEM focus on the event I'd like to get DPRG as a regular
> exhibitor.
>
> Let me know about the tether climber.  It's one of my high-priority items
> for this year.  If not this year certainly for next year, Moon Day V.
>
> Ken
>
>   Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 20:34:25 -0700
> From: spaceminers2010 at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: Moon Day 2012 - Indications of interest
> To: murphydyne at hotmail.com
>
>  the Spaceminers can offer a light-hearted, hands-on class for kids on
> programming robots.
>
> Robot Programming 101: Learn how to identify your robot model #, find
> programming info online, program & customize your robot. also learn how to
> program two robots to interact with each other. there will be approx 40+
> robots to choose from or kids can bring thier own robot. programming
> class is fairly easy. once they complete the class they will be able to
> experiment & play with the robots in the robot round-up area.
>
> we will also have a number of small toy robot give aways. i will try to
> get 200 and add them to the space bags.
>
> i just built a telepresence robot with cameras, monitors & audio. made
> from...    you guessed it....     another wheelchair. at the moment, his
> name is FrankenBot but that might change if i can get him to not look so
> scary! :(
>
> i will also bring space elevators, anti-grav prototype engine and other
> neat space stuff.
>
>   .    .
>    \  /
>    Ro
>   BoT
> /rOcK\
> \o---o/
>
> www.Spaceminers.org <http://www.spaceminers.org/>
>   *From:* Kenneth Murphy <murphydyne at hotmail.com>
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> *Cc:* bleakley at flightmuseum.com
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:27 PM
> *Subject:* Moon Day 2012 - Indications of interest
>
>  Hello Moon Day Exhibitors!
>
> The Frontiers of Flight Museum & NSS of North Texas are kicking off
> planning for this year's Moon Day event in Dallas.
>
> What: Moon Day 2012 (our 4th edition)
>
> When: Saturday, July 21st, 2012.  10am - 5pm
>
> Where: Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field
>
> Who: All of you, and more
>
> Why: To celebrate space exploration
>
> How: Your exhibits
>
> We are looking for early commitments to participate in Moon Day with a
> display.  The earlier we get the commitments, the easier it is to do
> fundraising and organize marketing efforts.
>
> Our goal for this year: 20 exhibitors!
>
> Our Wish List:
> 1) NSS of North Texas
> 2) Dallas Area Rocket Society
> 3) Texas Astronomical Society
> 4) Dallas Mars Society
> 5) The Moon Society
> 6) Fort Worth Astronomical Society
> 7) Museum of Nature & Science
> 8) Astronaut Training Center
> 9) UTA Planetarium
> 10) UNT Planetarium
> 11) Civil Air Patrol
> 12) Space Miners
> 13) Dallas Personal Robotics Group
> 14) Boy Scouts of America
> 15) UTD Center for Space Sciences
> 16) Solar System Ambassadors
> 17) TCU Monnig Meteorite Gallery
> 18) Noble Planetarium
> 19) AMSAT
> 20) Texas Meteorite Labs
> 21) AIAA
>
> We'll also be approaching companies and universities about displays.
> Highlighting the STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) aspects
> of the event will help us grow.
>
> What's New for 2012?
>
> * We're formalizing the family-friendly programming into the *Moon Academy
> *.  Kids who attend a minimum number of these classes will receive a
> certificate of space achievement.  *If your organization would like to
> propose a class, please let us know.*
>
> * We're formalizing the adult lectures into a *Lunar University*.  We're
> looking into getting CE credits for teachers who attend.  Maybe even a Moon
> Rock Certification class.  *If your organization would like to propose a
> class, please let us know.*
>
> * Our Art Show this year is some 150 space-themed LP record covers
> spanning six decades.  We're working on a method whereby visitors will be
> able to hear tracks from the LP records with their smartphones.
>
> * We'll have a focus on ISS this year.  There are some display panels down
> at JSC we're going to try to get shipped up.
>
> * Lone Star Space Commerce.  I'm trying to highlight commercial aspects of
> space development.  Ideally I can get a couple of displays and a business
> panel out of it.  Fingers crossed.
>
> * Our Lunar Sample Bags will be back.  200 this year.  The stories we get
> of kids spreading out the materials on their beds and falling asleep
> surrounded by space goodies.  Of kids engaged not just for hours but for
> days poring through the materials they collected at the event.  These are
> what make participation in Moon Day worthwhile.  We're always looking for
> ways to add value, and these are a unique signature of our event.
>
> * Some participants have indicated a desire for a lunch option.  If we can
> find some underwriting we'll look into taking care of you.
>
> At this point we're looking for commitments to participate.  This will
> help us get an earlier start on the marketing and outreach.
>
> We look forward to hearing from you,
>
> Ken Murphy
> VP - NSS of North Texas
>
>
>
>
>
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