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Written by Dr. M. Judith Radin   
Monday, 30 August 2010 11:01

Date: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: WIRED magazine subscription
To: Coach Judith Radin

Thank you VERY much!  Our Engineering Team is a pencil-paper competition

although a few of the older students are working on a nanotechnology
engineering project as well.   Mr. D. builds and programs robots with
his robotics club.  Will your son be interested in either of these?

We will both make good use of the magazine subscription.

Thank you again.

Sarah V.

On Mon, August 30, 2010 10:26 am, Judith Radin said:
> Hi Dr. V. and Laurie,
> My son's robotics team won several subscriptions to WIRED magazine as part
> of the Google X prize Moonbots competition. We thought the students,
> especially the engineering team, might enjoy the magazine so we opted to
> have one of the subscriptions sent to St Charles. I think that the
> magazines may arrive at the main office, addressed to the Cougar Robotics
> Team, St Charles Prep. Please feel free to put them in the library or
> where ever Dr. V. thinks best. If you have any questions, please email
> or call me.
> Best regards
> Judy Radin
> (Joey's mom)


Last Updated on Saturday, 04 September 2010 14:49
Thanks Cougars PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jud Durant   
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 23:34

Thanks to the help of The Cougars, 3rd in FLL for the Smart Move World Festival, we are getting sensors, loops, switches under our belt.  If this old coot can figure it out with a lot of books and external wisdom, I figure anyone can figure it out if you put your mind to it.  It was two nights of work.

Tips:  Although the rule of thumb is to have the light sensor just 1 or 2 pennies above the mat, my old mat has some high spots which cause the sensor to see low reflection value when it may still be white.  I lifted mine up 4mm and all is good.  The baffles are more for "teaching" purposes.  The bot runs fine without them given the extreme contrast.

Do it in chunks.  Use sound and the wait block. (using an NXT button) to move to the next chunk of code.  Don't let your batteries get I did and waste an hour plus.  Be sure you know how to read your battery voltage.  If you want to see the NXT=G 1.1/1.05 program just ask.

Come by Thursday to have a look.  I am going to start taking Smart Move elements apart.  If anyone wants to borrow the half table for the is available.

Coach Jud
Yappin' Yoda's 

Last Updated on Friday, 13 August 2010 23:38

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