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Three Troubleshooting Tips for NXT-G

May 12, 2013

Troubleshooting NXT-G programs can be a little challenging. There aren’t any traditional debugging tools built into the environment. Here are three ways you can emulate common troubleshooting techniques when your program isn’t working the way you expected. Watch variables – You probably know you can monitor a sensor in the bottom left corner of the […]

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NXT Paddleboat

April 12, 2013

Built by Mike and Cedrik from school OSZT in Switzerland as part of the class “Learning with Robots.”

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Arduinos In Space

April 5, 2013

I know this project is two years old, but I couldn’t restrain myself when I saw that the UAV was using an Arduino as a flight computer to return from 100,000 feet. Awesomeness! http://xlabs.eng.usf.edu/index.php/x4

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Join Us at PDQ to Help Fund Scholarships for Summer Camp

April 4, 2013

On Monday, April 8th, I will be at the PDQ in Carrollwood for one of their Family Fun Night fundraisers. When you place your dinner order, mention the FunWithBots Robotics Camp and they will donate 10% of your bill to help fund a scholarship for underprivileged children to attend camp. In addition, if you sign […]

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The Robotic Zoo

March 31, 2013

Forget about STEM! We’ve been all about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with our robotic zoo! Over the past six weeks, the kids at the North Tampa Robotics Club, South Tampa Robotics Club, and Learning Gate Community School have been hard at working building a robotic zoo to exhibit at the Tampa Bay […]

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We’re moving!

March 30, 2013

Well, our website is. Our hosting provider who I’ve used for almost 10 years now has decided to lock down their servers with additional security. The net result is that they broke my captcha service, outgoing email, and who knows what else. It took almost four hours on the phone to convince them I didn’t […]

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Protected: A few pictures from the 2012 Lutz Prep after school program

January 11, 2013

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LEGO® Education Evolves STEM Learning with the Next Generation LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Platform

January 7, 2013

(from the LEGO ed website) NEWS HIGHLIGHTS: The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 platform is the third generation of LEGO Education robotics technology designed for classroom use. It is a full teaching solution developed with educators to actively engage students in a number of key curriculum areas such as computer science, science, technology, engineering, and math […]

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Possibly Coolest Use for an NXT Ever!

November 15, 2012

NASA, ESA Use Experimental Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot From International Space Station. Yes, it’s a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT! November 8, 2012 WASHINGTON — NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully have used an experimental version of interplanetary Internet to control an educational rover from the International Space Station. The experiment used NASA’s Disruption […]

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SUMO!

September 14, 2012

Our North Tampa Robotics club just finished our SUMO competition last night. Eight teams competed for glory in a heated competition. I want to recognize all of the teams who participated – they all worked really hard building and refining their robots! Armored Panzer Division – Bennett and Kevin Tank Masters – Amilio and Alex […]

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