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July 23rd Meeting Notes

July 23rd Meeting Notes
AnnouncementsMake Nashville Open House - July 30th (See Events for details)Dragon Con - Sept 2nd - 5th (See Events for details)Robot Battles will be held on the 4th and 5th​Maker Faire Nashville - Sept 17th (See Events for details)We will be hosting a space at the Faire. Details and a call for volunteers coming soon.GMX Robot Ba...
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MTRAS Modular Art Pod "Recycled Space" at Oz Arts Nashville

MTRAS Modular Art Pod "Recycled Space" at Oz Arts Nashville

Come out and support the home team. Members Azeem Husain, Quincy Jones, Andrew L Hoover, Karl and myself are building an Art Pod. Our theme is Recycled Space. Our pod is 4ft x 4ft x 6 ft tall. Features include musical floppy drives, an experiment panel, an electrical panel, robot arm and a dome to take in the view as you orbit planet earth! Complete your own space mission to get a mission patch themed token. Most of our pod utilizes upcycled parts. For more info checkout the following link. Thanks!

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December 2015 Meeting and Ornament Build

Date: December 19, 2015

Where: Adventure Science Center

Times: 1. 11am-3pm Help with ASC Ornament Build

2. 3-5pm Regular Meeting

Every year we volunteer to help the ASC guests build LED ornaments. It is a fun activity, and no special skills are required. If you don't know how to connect an LED to a battery, we can show you in less than 1 minute. We will be at the tables for 11am to 3pm. You can join us for some or the whole time. We will have our monthly meeting FOLLOWING the ornament build.

Also, remember the new sign-in procedures (detailed earlier in the news feed on this website).

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November 2015 Meeting Rescheduled to November 14th

We rescheduled our November meeting to November 14th to coincide with the Adventure Science Center Whistle Stop Weekend.  There will NOT be a meeting on November 21st.

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"New MTRAS sign in procedures - PLEASE READ"

Please be aware there are some changes on how to sign in for our monthly meetings.

Starting on October 24th MTRAS members will use a separate sign in table.

A member of MTRAS or Larry Dunlap-Berg, with the Adventure Science Center, will staff the table between 9:45 -10:15. (ASC’s front desk admission staff will be busy preparing to open the science center so please do not ask them for assistance.)

As you approach the science center, please use the entrance doors on the left side. When you enter the lobby look for the sign-in table, which will have a MTRAS flyer attached, on your left (near Jack Wood Hall).

You will sign in as you have in the past but will be given a wrist band specific for MTRAS members, and then you may go to Eureka Corner for the meeting. You MUST have a wristband to attend MTRAS meetings and afternoon workshops, and we encourage you to re-use your meeting wristband for the workshop.

A member of MTRAS will setup and staff the table again from 1:15 - 1:30 for workshops.

If you arrive late you must now wait in line and sign in at the front desk. No exceptions.

Meetings are still free unless you plan on paying to explore the Science Center, which we encourage.

We are exploring other options to make this process easier and will update you accordingly if things change.



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