Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rampant Robots at SAAS Middle School Robotics Camp

Three of my robots made appearance on the third day of a week long robotics camp for middle schoolers.  Most of the students were incoming 6th graders.  We did programming on the Lego NXT platform using the Enchanting program based on the LeJos firmware (Java).  On Wednesday, we took a break in the afternoon to watch a Discovery video discussing the future of robotics, and then the students were able to play with the Explorer Bot, Squirt Gun Tank, and the Frostruder.  I documented some of their interactions with the robots in pictures and videos.

Squirt Gun Tank:

Explorer Bot:


Calculator Update

A student at my school spent some time last year updating the calculator code and also making a wonderful box for it.  Pictures of the box are below.

The code is posted on github:  https://github.com/gcronin/calculator/blob/master/mod/mod.ino .

Haven't had a chance to take much of a look at it, but very impressed by the young man who worked on the box and the code.  He has a bright future!!!!