Monthly Archives: January 2006

Nerds, geeks, and the “uber-geek”

Alfred’s got a series of blog entries on nerds and geeks, and it caused me to recall an incident a few years back. Long before I started teaching, I was a software engineer for a PC manufacturer for a decade … Continue reading

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FIRST Designs

The students on my team (Team 811) have had a pretty productive week. After two long days and four long evenings of meetings, we have a robot design. The amazing thing about this fact is that it’s about 10 days … Continue reading

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FIRST Impressions

Okay, so the game is nothing like anyone expected. Like this is something new. This year’s game, "Aim High," is like a robotic form of Basketball. Six robots (three on three, red vs. blue) will be in a field 26′ … Continue reading

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FIRST: T-minus 16 hours

This is the last "FIRST-free" night for my students and I. Tomorrow morning at 10:00am (EST) the months of waiting is over, and my school’s team (Team 811), and thousand other teams out there, will find out what this year’s … Continue reading

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FIRST Robotics: Just days away

If you’ve read my missives for a while now, you know that one of my major passions is FIRST Robotics. For the uninformed, FIRST is an attempt to┬ámake science and technology as exciting to the masses as sports or entertainment. … Continue reading

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New Poll: theSpoke v1 vs v2

After reading a lengthy list of forum posts and blog entries regarding "why can’t theSpoke v2 work like I want," I decided today to make a poll on the subject. I have no idea if anyone out there wants to … Continue reading

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