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Subject: [DPRG] Fw: Moon Day 2012 - Spaceminers
From: Doug Emes dougemes at gmail.com
Date: Sun Apr 8 00:23:45 CDT 2012

I don't know my work schedule but im up for bringing several bots.

Doug Emes
On Apr 8, 2012 12:19 AM, "blackstag" <blackstag at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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>
>> *To:* skirchdorfer at sbcglobal.net; hairston at utdallas.edu;
>> edbandy at sbcglobal.net; chankaya at yahoo.com; jsprague at ix.netcom.com;
>> georgethemagician at hotmail.com; david.schultz at earthlink.net;
>> joelalumia at sbcglobal.net; tasobserving at gmail.com; cswhiz at whisennand.net;
>> drdwhiz at swbell.net; jkaplor at sbcglobal.net; gurdemir at uta.edu;
>> wilder at uta.edu; starman at unt.edu; lmurdock at natureandscience.org;
>> mayor at kelleytexas.com; spaceminers2010 at yahoo.com; nssofnt at yahoo.com;
>> wbledbetter at sbcglobal.net; curtiskling at yahoo.com; kwruffin at aep.com;
>> alleypat at tx.rr.com; jdyer at redriverrocketry.com; deiresearch at earthlink.net;
>> jack.sprague at earthlink.net; stu29573 at yahoo.com; bobf at utdallas.edu;
>> scottygamm at dfwair.net
>> *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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