November
Sat
1
Design Garage: Soft Circuits an introduction to wearable technologies.

10am-1pm - FPRD 204 (Forest Products Building)
Soft circuits are electrical circuits created using flexible conductive materials (such as conductive threads and fabrics) together with other electronics components (such as lights, batteries, switches, and sensors).

Engaging with soft circuits will give us the opportunity to consider technology in a creative context as well as, to consider creativity in a technical context. In other words, we will be exploring the new field of wearable technologies.

In this workshop, we will focus on two things:
1) Building prototypes that control electronic components with a programmable Lilypad Arduino microcontroller to create light (LEDs) and sound (piezo or Lilypad buzzer).
2) Designing and integrating an LED soft circuit into your very own Design Garage t-shirt.

No electrical or sewing experience is necessary for this workshop, but sharing existing knowledge is welcomed.

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Mon
3
Honors lunch with the Old Masters

11:30am-12:30pm - Wiley Dining Court
Only 30 spaces available to have lunch with three of the 2014 Purdue Old Masters. oin us for lunch with Capricia Marshall, former Chief of Protocol for the United States; John Madia, executive VP for Ch2m Hill; and Scott Bracale, President of Tween Brands Agency.

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Mon
3
An Evening with the Old Masters

5:30pm-6:30pm - Loeb Playhouse
This fireside-style chat will allow students to hear from all ten of Purdue's 2014 Old Masters.

Mon
3
Dining with the Dignitaries

7pm - TBA
Only 5 spaces available to have dinner with the 2014 Purdue Old Masters.

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Tues
4
Election Night Watch Party

6-10pm - Hicks Library Room G980D
Join Dr. Natasha Duncan, Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science for the election night watch party. Enjoy friends and the exchange of ideas on this important evening.

Wed
5
Honors Semesters in Venice and Padua

6:30pm-7:30pm - Duhme Living Room
Come learn about Honors Study Abroad in Italy. Open to students with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Thur
13
Leadership Toolbox: Expert Panel

7:00pm - Shreve Lobby
Stop by to see how to market yourself as an Honors College student and learn about some industry hot topics. Join industry leaders from Eli Lily and Honors College staff for an open Q&A session focused on how to market yourself as a Honors College student and tips to getting started in a career.

Fri
14
Honors @ Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider

7:00pm - reception in Duhme Living Room, show begins at 8:00pm
Open to all Honors College students. Tickets are limited so rsvp to save your spot.

Sat
15
Thesis Workshop

TBA
Open to upperclassmen only.

Tue
18
Culinary Cinema: Destination Hong Kong

6:00 - 9:00pm - Vawter Hall kitchen (lower level, Windsor Halls)
Enjoy food and a film that feature a cultural experience.

Sat
22
Design Garage: Bugbots I an introduction to the world of BEAM robotics

10am-1pm - FPRD 204 (Forest Products Building)
BEAM is the acronym for Biology, Engineering, Aesthetics, Mechanics and refers to a style of robotic creation that relies on simple circuits, and when possible recycles technology and uses solar power. After a brief introduction to BEAM robotics, in this project we will work on two projects:
1) Building our own versions of a HEX bug and a maze to race them in.
2) Designing and constructing “Herbie” light-following bugbots that follow light and whose aesthetics will take inspiration from the insect world. Upon completion of the Bugbots, we will create an environment for them to interact in and create a documentary video of the process and product. No electrical, robotics or design experience is necessary for this workshop, but sharing existing knowledge is welcomed.

December
Sat
6
Design Garage: Bugbots II an introduction to the world of BEAM robotics

10am-1pm - FPRD 204 (Forest Products Building)
BEAM is the acronym for Biology, Engineering, Aesthetics, Mechanics and refers to a style of robotic creation that relies on simple circuits, and when possible recycles technology and uses solar power. After a brief introduction to BEAM robotics, in this project we will work on two projects:
1) Building our own versions of a HEX bug and a maze to race them in.
2) Designing and constructing “Herbie” light-following bugbots that follow light and whose aesthetics will take inspiration from the insect world. Upon completion of the Bugbots, we will create an environment for them to interact in and create a documentary video of the process and product. No electrical, robotics or design experience is necessary for this workshop, but sharing existing knowledge is welcomed.

Thur
11
Honors Holiday Party

TBA
Open to all Honors College students.

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