Robotics

Three Troubleshooting Tips for NXT-G

Posted by on May 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm
NXT-G Debugging

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 […]

NXT Paddleboat

Posted by on April 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm

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

The Robotic Zoo

Posted by on March 31, 2013 at 10:14 pm
African Savanna

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 […]

We’re moving!

Posted by on March 30, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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 […]

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

Posted by on January 11, 2013 at 12:52 am

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

Posted by on January 7, 2013 at 6:41 am
MINDSTORMS EV3 Electronics Bundle

(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 […]

Possibly Coolest Use for an NXT Ever!

Posted by on November 15, 2012 at 11:44 am
NXT Robot controlled by astronauts on the ISS.

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 […]

SUMO!

Posted by on September 14, 2012 at 7:56 am
Build those bots!

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 […]

FLL Senior Solutions Field Kit Pics

Posted by on August 14, 2012 at 10:03 am
Field setup for FLL Senior Solutions Robot Game

I received the Senior Solutions FLL field setup kit in the mail last week and built it for my boot camp this week! Most of the models sport very cool mechanisms. I’m thinking I’ll have the students build a second set so they can get a gear lesson or two out of the experience. Positioning […]

Registration Deadline for June Robotics Camps

Posted by on June 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

This Friday, June 8th, I will be closing registration for two weeks of robotics camp in June. As with all of our camps, you can register online or print and mail the registration forms. Current status for our June camps: June 11th -15th (South Tampa – PM Only). Camp is confirmed. We have a few […]

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