Come for the fun. Stay for the creations.


Workshops with limited space or availability of supplies require sign up to ensure things aren’t over-allocated.  To sign up for a workshop, you must first be registered to attend the convention.  Then in early May, you will be notified via email of a specific day and time when workshop registration will open.  After that, it is up to you.  First come first served.  After a workshop is filled/sold out, you can use the Contact Us form to ask to be put on a waiting list in case there are cancellations.


Led by: TBD

from09:00 AM
to10:50 AM
inNirvana A

Learning session for younger participants. Teaching them basic building skills and techniques is the goal of this session.

Pull-back Dragster Build and Practice

Led by: Scott Ingerson

from12:00 PM
to01:30 PM
inFront of Event Hall

Do you want to race in the pull back dragster challenge but you don't have a car? Come on by the ChiLUG layout and work with the experts to get a car ready for the challenge! You can't keep it. But, you can race it!

Intro to Mindstorms–Stair Climbing

Led by: Steve Hassenplug & John Brost

from01:00 PM
to03:50 PM
inNirvana A

Learn some basics of Mindstorms and build a robot to climb stairs. Then stick around to compete against others to see who can get to the top of the stairs first.

Sign up required to use one of our MINDSTORMS sets - 15 available

The set is on loan to you. We expect it to be fully returned.

Note: We ask that if you have borrowed our sets in prior years that you allow others to have an opportunity to use those sets. Instructors will be looking for familiar faces and working to involve new people if they don't have sets.