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Coding with Codie is live!

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I wrote about the cute wooden robot named Codie a little while back.  Peter Erdei, one of the team members, told me yesterday that their IndieGoGo campaign is now live.  They’re at 22% of $70,000 already (as of the morning of 1 April 2015), not bad for a project that went live less than 24 hours ago! Go check it ... Read More »


Awesome YouTube FLL Tutorials

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If you’re an (aspiring) FLL participant or just someone who wants to learn some cool new programming tricks with their EV3, you may be interested in Kyle Markland, a.k.a. Builderdude35’s YouTube channel.  He’s made a whole bunch of very useful videos.  Here are two of them: There are many more: EV3 Robot Design: Building your FLL Robot EV3 Robot Design: ... Read More »


Robot Virtual Worlds on iPad

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If you like programming but don’t have a robot, or you just can’t get enough of programming robots, then go check out the latest version of the Robot Virtual Worlds iPad app.  It was updated yesterday and comes with a massive slew of new features: New control structures: RepeatUntil loops If-Else statements WaitUntil New Sensors: Distance (sonar) Touch Gyro Additional motor commands ... Read More »


I’m going to The Big Bang

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I am going to The Big Bang event in about 2 weeks from now.  What is this event, you ask?  It’s a fair for students to learn more about science and technology.  There will be demonstrations, workshops, activities and much, much more.  The UK National VEX Championships are also being held there, so that’ll be super exciting. This year, the venue is in Birmingham ... Read More »


Released: ROBOTC 4.30 / 3.65

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This update is mostly a “bug fix” release to take care of a few issues + inclusion of the recently released VEX Cortex Master Firmware Update (4.25).  If you’re still using 4.27, you can see the changelog from 4.27 to 4.29 here.  The 3.65 version is for teams that still using ROBOTC 3.x for their robots. For those of you ... Read More »


CoderDojo-Metis: More fun than a bag of clowns!

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I was invited by Hakan, a Computer Science teacher at the Metis Montessori Lyceum (a secondary level school), to be a guest speaker at the Metis CoderDojo in Amsterdam last weekend and it was so much fun!  The theme for the day was line following robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS.  I was a little intimidated at first, nothing is scarier than ... Read More »