vb.net barcode scanner source code Choosing the Venue in Software

Encoder QR Code in Software Choosing the Venue

40.1 Choosing the Venue
QR Code Decoder In None
Using Barcode Control SDK for Software Control to generate, create, read, scan barcode image in Software applications.
QR Code ISO/IEC18004 Creation In None
Using Barcode maker for Software Control to generate, create Denso QR Bar Code image in Software applications.
The first order of business will be deciding where the event is going to take place. There are many different public locations to choose from, including schools, community centers, libraries, and shopping plazas. All these locations should have a room large enough to house four or five large pit area tables for work to be done on the robots along with a competition/demonstration area big enough for at least half of the robots to be operating at any one time. Chairs for a gallery should be arranged around the competition/demonstration area and a table for the judges and organizers should be placed in such a way that the entire room is visible. Fig. 40-1 shows a basic floor plan for just such an area. This layout will allow the competitors/demonstrators the ability to perform last minute tweaks of their robots and give them ready access to the areas the robots will be running
Read Denso QR Bar Code In None
Using Barcode scanner for Software Control to read, scan read, scan image in Software applications.
Create QR Code In C#
Using Barcode creator for Visual Studio .NET Control to generate, create Denso QR Bar Code image in VS .NET applications.
Copyright 2006, 2001, 1987 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here for terms of use.
Drawing QR Code JIS X 0510 In Visual Studio .NET
Using Barcode generation for ASP.NET Control to generate, create Quick Response Code image in ASP.NET applications.
Painting QR In .NET Framework
Using Barcode printer for .NET Control to generate, create QR image in Visual Studio .NET applications.
SETTING UP WORKSHOPS, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND COMPETITIONS
QR-Code Generation In VB.NET
Using Barcode generation for Visual Studio .NET Control to generate, create Denso QR Bar Code image in VS .NET applications.
Drawing UPC Code In None
Using Barcode maker for Software Control to generate, create UPC Symbol image in Software applications.
Pit Area Judges/Organizers
Bar Code Generation In None
Using Barcode generation for Software Control to generate, create bar code image in Software applications.
EAN 13 Creator In None
Using Barcode maker for Software Control to generate, create European Article Number 13 image in Software applications.
Competition/Demonstration Area
Painting UCC - 12 In None
Using Barcode printer for Software Control to generate, create UCC.EAN - 128 image in Software applications.
Barcode Generator In None
Using Barcode encoder for Software Control to generate, create bar code image in Software applications.
Public Gallery
Painting Delivery Point Barcode (DPBC) In None
Using Barcode printer for Software Control to generate, create USPS POSTal Numeric Encoding Technique Barcode image in Software applications.
Drawing Matrix 2D Barcode In VB.NET
Using Barcode drawer for Visual Studio .NET Control to generate, create Matrix 2D Barcode image in Visual Studio .NET applications.
Windows
Barcode Generator In .NET
Using Barcode drawer for .NET Control to generate, create bar code image in VS .NET applications.
Drawing Code 128B In Objective-C
Using Barcode creation for iPhone Control to generate, create Code 128C image in iPhone applications.
FIGURE 40-1 Sample room layout for a robot event.
Data Matrix 2d Barcode Generator In .NET
Using Barcode creator for ASP.NET Control to generate, create DataMatrix image in ASP.NET applications.
DataMatrix Generator In .NET
Using Barcode creation for Reporting Service Control to generate, create Data Matrix ECC200 image in Reporting Service applications.
in. It will also make it obvious for visitors where they should be at any given time and not get in the way of the competitors or potentially stepping on robots. Often rooms will have large glass areas to bring in the sun. These areas should be to the backs of the gallery so visitors are not squinting from the sun to see what is going on. Before arranging chairs and tables, a few minutes should be spent surveying the room and deciding where everything should go. Along with taking time to think about where to place tables and chairs, you will also have to think about how to run power, network, public address and video wires and cables. Ideally, the cables should run around the perimeter of the room and be taped down to the edges of the floor to prevent any potential trip hazards. This is not always possible, so the cables should be located away from high-traffic areas and taped down with Gaffer s or duct tape. If video displays are to be used in the room, then their screens should be located at a convenient location, away from where people will be traveling. The same goes for video projectors. Ideally they should be suspended from the ceiling, but if this is not possible, they should either be put on a raised platform or in a location where it is unlikely people will walk through.
Barcode Creator In .NET
Using Barcode encoder for Reporting Service Control to generate, create bar code image in Reporting Service applications.
UPC A Scanner In Java
Using Barcode decoder for Java Control to read, scan read, scan image in Java applications.
40.1.1 VENUE NEEDS
Setting up the room is one thing, while a major headache will be ensuring that all the basic needs are met. These include paying rent for the room and any administrative/custodial costs of the venue, getting insurance for the event (if it is required), making sure washroom facilities are open and available, as well as providing the opportunity for everyone to get refreshments. A major concern is child management; often a parent that is interested in the event will bring along small children hoping to interest them in robotics. These concerns
40.2 COMPETITION EVENTS
can be surprisingly major and can result in having to go through several potential venues before finding the one that works best with your resources. In today s environment of reduced funding for public facilities, you will probably find yourself having to rent the space. These costs can range from very nominal to very expensive. Along with this, a security deposit may be required to ensure that any damage will be paid for. Asking how much the room will cost should be your first question, even before how big is it and what days it is available. Finding the money to pay for this can be difficult and may require a deposit up front and charging admission to visitors and taking a cut from selling refreshments. Club dues may be sufficient to pay for the venue, but this use should be agreed to well before the event. Fees can be minimized or avoided all together if the event is cosponsored by another group, such as a Boy Scout Troop, which already has the venue. In this case, the event could be primarily for the other group to observe and participate in. Along with money for renting the space, you may have to arrange for liability insurance for everyone attending. The venue should have some arrangements already made that you can take advantage of in terms of getting a reduced rate as well as minimizing the amount of work required to arrange the insurance. Insurance should always be purchased if it is not provided as part of the rental of the venue; more than once somebody has broken a window moving chairs or tripped over a robot or sumo platform and injured themselves. The small headache of making sure you are protected will save you a much larger one if something happens later. Biological needs should also be considered. Washrooms should be close by with no chance of anyone locking themselves in (or if they do, somebody with a key is available). Water, soda, doughnuts, and other snacks should also be available (proceeds can go to the robot club, the rental of the room, or prizes). The venue s management must be consulted on these issues to make sure that washrooms are available and to understand any rules they have regarding providing refreshments. Finally, you should plan for younger children that are going to be bored with what is going on. While robots are generally fascinating for the general public, to toddlers and small children they are little more than animated toys that will become objects of frustration when they discover they can t pick them up or play with them. Some distractions that will make the event run smoothly include having a TV and a DVD player set up showing children s movies (animated movies are a good choice because they are engaging for a long period of time), and boxes of blocks or building materials should be available for the children s play and minimizing conflicts over who has a certain toy. Chances are that some of the people involved in the event will have small children, and they can help plan for the children s entertainment while the event is going on.
Copyright © OnBarcode.com . All rights reserved.