23 - 25 October 2018 | Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

GDA TechXperience Workshop

GDA TechXperience Workshops


Welcome to the workshop of the future for applied technology in Robotics and 3D printing.

Sessions Date - October 23, 24, 25 2018

Session No. Workshop Sessions Tue - 23 Oct Wed - 24 Oct Thu - 25 Oct
1 9:00 am - 10:00 am *** 3D Printing Robotics
2 10:15 am - 11:15 am *** 3D Printing Robotics
3 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Robotics 3D Printing Robotics
4 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Robotics 3D Printing Robotics
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm BREAK
5 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3D Printing Robotics 3D Printing
6 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3D Printing Robotics 3D Printing

***Attendees - 10 per session

GDA TechXperience
GDA TechXperience
GDA TechXperience


A desire to discover.

Activity 1 - Print your own 3D Spare part

This 1-hour session will allow participants to discover for themselves the potential of 3D Printing through a build intensive design project. 

They will be designing and building Spur gears. The session is meant to empower participants with knowledge on 3D printing and its applications. No prior technical knowledge needed. A Kahoot quiz at the end of the session determines the winner!

Additive manufacturing technology - More specifically Laser metal deposition and Powder bed infusion is quickly growing and offers new potential to the oil and gas industry to remanufacture difficult-to-weld components and to reinstate existing, old equipment. Soon, Engineers and designers will be expected to begin using 3D printing to fabricate parts as and when needed.


Participants can expect the following by the end of the session:

1.       Be able to understand what makes 3D printing unique from other traditional methods of manufacturing and what its current benefits and limitations are.

2.       Be able to access specific resources needed to 3D print an object using 123D design.

3.       Be able to open, view, manipulate and edit three-dimensional object files

4.       To create new three-dimensional object files from scratch.

5.       Prepare and optimize those files for 3D printing

3D Printing Session Agenda

No.    Topics Duration
1. Introduction to 3D printing 10 minutes

Introduce the concept of 3D and the difference between 2D and 3D.

 Activity- Participants are given a set of 3D pictures where they turn it into 2D. The exercise has about 5 3D images that the participants should convert top view, side view, and front view.

10 minutes

Introduction to 3D software (123d Design)

 Tools: Navigating through the software

·         Parameters of the primitives

·         How to move, scale, and place primitives

·         Subtract tool

10 minutes

Participants design and print a 3D model using all tools learnt.

20 minutes

Kahoot Quiz and Award Distribution

10 minutes

Activity 2 - Oil leak detection Robot

This 1-hour session will allow participants to build an EV3 TRACER robot equipped with a temperature sensor to detect cold spots in pipes that will immediately send information to another EV3 controller connected to the control panel. 

This session makes use of EV3’s Bluetooth and temperature sensing capabilities. The team/participant to build and program the robot first takes home the prize. The session is meant to open the minds of participants on the potential of Robotics and its applications. No prior technical knowledge needed.

Participants can expect the following by the end of the session:

1. Get an understanding on Lego Mindstorms robotics

2. Be able to experiment with programming concepts using LabVIEW Programming Software.

3. Get Introduced to different electronics sensors and its working principles

4. Be able to build and program Lego Mindstorms robots

Robotics Session Agenda

No.    EV3 Robotics-Breakdown Duration
1. Introduction to EV3 Mindstorms 5 minutes

Introduce the mission of the day

Participants are introduced into the mission using video/pictures.

5 minutes

Building and Design

Participants build Tracer robot based on the manual and make creative modifications on   the existing design to make it more functional.

20 minutes

Exploring the Programming Software (LabVIEW)

 Tools: Navigating through the software

·         Connecting, Downloading and Testing Program on EV3 Brick

·         Working with temperature sensor to detect cold spot in Pipe

·         Understanding Bluetooth connectivity between 2 EV3 Bricks

·         Trouble shooting problems

10 minutes

Participants test their robot on the game board

10 minutes

Award Distribution for winners

10 minutes

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