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Dec'16

Introducing Students to Text-Based Robot Programming

The first time that you introduce students to text based robot programming can be overwhelming for novice programmers. When they look at the code they see different colored words that they may or may not understand. The words are grouped in ways that initially have no rhyme or reason. The …

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06

Dec'16

Using Robotics to Teach Computational Thinking Practices

Happy Computer Science Week! Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as a new basic skill that all kids should develop. Most teachers, including myself, never formerly studied computer science or computational thinking and so it takes a bit of our personal time to decipher what this means to me as …

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28

Oct'16

FREE ROBOTC Programming Help for VEX EDR Competition Teams

Update: First class starts on November 15th, 6pm-8pm Hi folks, we know that there are many teams that are new to programming the VEX EDR systems. There are also teams that have programmed their robots in the past, but now are having issues solving one part of their programming problem. …

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27

Oct'16

Deep Sea Robotics Competition from the Museum of Fiction

The Museum of Science Fiction is hosting a robotics competition. Take a look at the details below: Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove said, “We know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than we do about the bottom of the ocean.” The mysterious dark depths of the sea have been …

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26

Oct'16

Honda Robotics Competition

Honda North America is having a new contest where STEM students can win a visit from Honda Robotics products including ASIMO! They are looking for robotics or engineering students to do a video, photo or essay detailing how they think the world will be affected by robotics by the year …

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18

Nov'15

Online Professional Development Courses Start this February!

Online Professional Development Courses Start this February! We are excited to announce our latest online training schedule! Classes start in February and you can enjoy the convenience of taking Robotics Academy courses without leaving your own computer workstation! Register for a class here! Benefits of Robotics Academy Online Training Courses: …

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06

Aug'15

VEX CORTEX Trainer: Competition Programming

The latest chapter within the VEX CORTEX Video Trainer Curriculum is now available … Competition Programming! Located in the Engineering Section, this chapter includes lessons designed to help students prepare their programs for a VEX Competition. Some of the lessons you’ll learn within this chapter includes: Creating a Competition Legal Program with the …

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21

Jul'15

RSOL with SHARP Team 3260 – New Video!

First off, WOW! We can’t believe it is almost the end of the July. Time flies when you’re programming robots! How’s the Robotics Summer of Learning (RSOL) going for you? Have a favorite challenge or chapter? Let us know on our Facebook page! We are really excited to have SHARP Team 3260 from …

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20

Jul'15

VEX CORTEX Trainer: Using the LCD

The latest chapter within our VEX CORTEX Video Trainer Curriculum is now available … Using the LCD! Located in the Sensing section, this chapter covers how to configure and implement the LCD as a useful tool in your program. Some of the lessons you’ll learn within this chapter includes: Three steps to …

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02

Jul'15

VEX CORTEX Trainer: Gyro Sensor Chapter Now Available!

We are excited to share our latest chapter available within our VEX CORTEX Video Trainer Curriculum … Gyro Sensor! Located in the Sensing section, this chapter will allow you to to turn the robot by measurements of degrees. Some of the lessons you’ll learn within this chapter includes: How the Gyro Sensor …

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Mission

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology.

All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.

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