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Feb
23

Welcome to the page of Soirée Pratique!

What is Soirée Pratique?

A 'Soirée Pratique' is an evening workshop where you can have fun bringing your engineering skills in practice. Past sessions included soldering, micro processor programming, building robots, FabLab creations... Each session takes place on Monday evenings from 19h30-22h.
The main event we organize this year is the sumo robot competition on Wednesday 26th of April. 

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Soirée Pratique

Oct
09

Welcome to the page of Soirée Technique!

What is Soirée Pratique?

A 'Soirée Pratique' is an evening workshop where you can have fun bringing your engineering skills in practice. Past sessions included soldering, micro processor programming, building robots, FabLab creations... Each session takes place on following Monday evenings from 19h30-22h:

Planning

first semester

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Soirée Pratique spring 2014: introduction to Raspberry Pi

Feb
26
Date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 19:30

On Monday March 10th, 19h30 @ ESAT 02.58,
we organize the first of the Soirée Pratiques of this semester.

This session we'll introduce the Raspberry Pi,
a 'hot-item' for many hobby projects that need some processing power.
The Raspberry Pi provides an ARM based small computer running a full OS for a student budget friendly price!
In this session we'll look at Raspbian, a Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi based on Debian.

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: Sumo Robot Competition

Dec
02
Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 19:30

On Monday December 2nd the heroic battle of robots will take place in the machine room of the thermotechnical institute.
Multiple robots, carefully tweaked by their creators will contest each other in a breathtaking carnage.

Attendance of the preparational sessions is not required, registration is (below).

PRIZES:
*1th: Hubsan X4 mini quadcopter RTF + IEEE membership for 2014
*2nd: Beer selection
*most original robot: Beer selection

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: Sumo Robot V: Training Session

Nov
18
Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 19:30

This session on Monday 18/11 allows you to test your tactics on the field!
Also teams that didn't follow the previous sessions and want to test their skills on the field are welcome!

Please register below.

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: Sumo Robot IV: Programming and Tweaking

Nov
04
Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 20:45

The IEEE student branch Leuven is happy to announce the fourth session of the Soirée Pratique of the academic year 2013-2014. We are going to make the robot intelligent in this 'Build Your Own Robot' session. Bring your laptop and robot! Please register at the bottom of this page.

The slides can be found below.

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: Sumo Robot III: Sensors

Oct
28
Date: 
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 19:30

Monday 28/10 at 19:30 the IEEE Student Branch of Leuven, in cooperation with local joint IAS-IES Student Branch chapter, organises the third Soiree Pratique session of the semester. In this workshop, we help you to develop sensors to include on your robot platform. The focus will be on:

Long range distance sensors
Short range distance sensors
Cheap touch sensors

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: Sumo Robot II: Motors

Oct
21
Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 19:30

The IEEE student branch Leuven is happy to announce the second session of the Soirée Pratique of the academic year 2013-2014. We are going to start to build a robot platform in the first 'Build Your Own Robot' session, on Monday October 21 at 19h30 in 02.58. We'll have a look at the power of the robot: motors and how to control them. For this session, you will need an Arduino board (see order list) and a laptop.

Please register at the bottom of this page

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Soirée Pratique fall 2013: arduino basics

Oct
14
Date: 
Monday, October 14, 2013 - 19:30

The first 'Soirée Pratique' of this semester is on the popular and easy to program Arduino micro-controller.

We'll provide the Arduino's and equipment, you bring creativity and your laptop if you've one! We'll start with a short introduction and guide you through the setup.
At the end we'll give a small reception which gives you the oportunity to get to know us better and ask questions on further SP.

Please register below and indicate whether you'll bring a laptop.

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Soirée Pratique: Create an Arduino Game Console

Mar
18
Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 19:30

Missing to play Snake on your cellphone? Tetris? Space Invaders? Don't worry! Today (18/03/2013, 19h30 @ ESAT 2.58, P&O room) we'll create our own game console with an Arduino!

We will build an Arduino shield with a cellphone screen, some buttons and a buzzer. Some sample code will get you up & running in no time. This will give you endless possibilities to create your own 8-bit games!

Registration is required and the parts cost will be max. 15 euro, without the Arduino. A number of Arduino Uno boards will be available, but please bring one if you have one!

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