Archive for category: Ramblings

  • ROBOTC Driver Suite is FTC Legal

    ROBOTC Driver Suite is FTC Legal

    Ramblings March 13, 2013 21:04 4 comments

    For about two weeks there was  a bit of a scare, while the FIRST folks were deciding whether or not my Driver Suite was actually legal to use in the FTC.  It had been used for years prior to someone actually asking the question.  Their initial reaction was “no”, but […]

     
  • The squeaky wheel gets the…certification.

    The squeaky wheel gets the…certification.

    Ramblings March 6, 2013 20:43 7 comments

    I was incensed when I read that a student by the name of Landon Woollard from Shasta High School in Redding, CA was the first student to get his ROBOTC certification.  First of all, I had no idea this certification even existed,l nobody told me! Imagine that.  Now, second of […]

     
  • Free E-Book: Fully ARMed NXT

    Free E-Book: Fully ARMed NXT

    Ramblings February 25, 2013 15:55 4 comments

    Hot off the virtual press, one of Mindboards’ most technical users, tcwan (real name Tat-Chee Wan), has published an e-book called “Fully ARMed NXT”.  The book is a highly technical book, which will teach you all the ins and outs of programming ARM assembler, using NXOS.  NXOS is an open […]

     
  • Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks

    Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks

    EV3, Ramblings January 8, 2013 06:53 36 comments

    So just how much better is the new brick?  Below you can find a table that puts some of the main aspects of the new EV3 brick NeXT to the NXT.  The original table came from the Roberta website, I just translated it from German.  The source of this information […]

     
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Announced

    LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Announced

    EV3, Ramblings January 7, 2013 09:50 11 comments

    CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2013) – Today The LEGO Group announced LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3, a new platform for consumer robotics designed to introduce a younger generation to the excitement of building and programming robots while adding new flexibility for its devoted following of robotics enthusiasts. Unveiled for […]

     
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Ramblings December 24, 2012 08:22 no comments

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas or whatever else you prefer to (not) celebrate! 2012 has been an exciting year for the NXT; lots of cool new sensors, cool contraptions made by fans, both young and adult.  I am really looking […]

     
  • Legend of the world of NXT?

    Legend of the world of NXT?

    Ramblings November 27, 2012 08:34 3 comments

    I don’t often post personal things on this blog, but this email totally made my day! Oh great and wise Xander legend of the world of NXT I have a older copy of RobotC and am looking for the v 2 Driver Suite and I humbly request your assistance The […]

     
  • Bot Bench is coming to Prague

    Bot Bench is coming to Prague

    Ramblings November 22, 2012 09:57 2 comments

    I’ve been invited to speak at the Cafe Neu Romance in Prague for the International Robotics Performance Festival.  Steven Canvin and Mike Brandl will also be there to give presentations.  There will be many other interesting speakers and demonstrations.  You can find out a LOT more about this festival here: […]

     
  • News Flash: When two become one…sort of

    News Flash: When two become one…sort of

    Ramblings October 16, 2012 16:46 2 comments

    Today Generation Robots and Dexter Industries announced that they will be combining their efforts in the R&D and sales departments.  Generation Robots will now also have exclusive distribution rights for all the DI sensors in Europe and DI will distribute the HumaRobotics sensors in North America.  HumaRobotics is the R&D […]

     
  • Thank You

    Thank You

    Ramblings October 12, 2012 08:41 7 comments

    Sometimes I sit in my LEGO lair and look at all the stuff I have in there and I realise that a LOT of it has been given to me by kind-hearted souls and companies (which are obviously run by kind-hearted people).  I have received letters sent to me by […]