It’s Not About the Robots!

Here's a wonderful quote from Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST, "It’s not about the robots. Robots are just a vehicle. What you are building is way bigger. It’s about self-confidence. It’s about relationships. It’s about making sure the future is better than the past." After attending our first and only scrimmage of the season, sharing [...]

By |2017-01-16T16:05:00-07:00November 5th, 2011|Education, First Lego League, FLL|0 Comments

We’re going to be at Cool Science at UCCS

I've always tried to seek out those science fairs where people in business, education and the community could share their technology with young, curious minds. My kids love the hands on atmosphere and encouragement they would get from the many adult and student volunteers. Well this year our FLL team, the Mindstorms Maniacs, are going [...]

By |2017-01-16T16:05:01-07:00October 12th, 2011|Education, Events, First Lego League, FLL|0 Comments

Math Class in Robotics?

 I made the kids figure angles turned and distances traveled for their robots in proportion to degrees rotated. They had to do some... MATH! This was not what they were thinking when they signed up for this class. What I love about the robot calculations is that the kids actually see how to apply concepts [...]

By |2017-01-16T16:05:02-07:00April 3rd, 2011|Education, Mindstorms|0 Comments