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LoliBots – First meeting

Oct 11, 2012   //   by sam   //   Blogs, FIRST Lego League, Outreach & Media  //  No Comments

Team Lolibot contacted us through our website (Yes!) over the summer. They’re an all girls FLL team from Waltham MA set on winning State Championships. Since they already have amazing project skills, they wanted to start working on better hardware for their robot. They had from two goals; learn about gears, work on line following and other sensors after Read more >>

Nao robot

Oct 11, 2012   //   by sam   //   Blogs, Outreach & Media  //  No Comments

A week ago we went to pickup a robot. It isn’t a FTC robot, nor FRC and not even FLL. It goes beyond anything that we have worked with before. It is the Nao robot built by Aldebaran robotics. It has touch sensors, force sensors, IR sensors, distance sensors, inertial sensors and two cameras as sensors. Added with 25 degrees Read more >>

Presentation at PTC

Apr 15, 2012   //   by sam   //   Blogs, Outreach & Media, Robot & Team  //  No Comments

As a first year user of PTC’s CAD design software, our team experienced the CAD revolution. Our robot this year was designed all in CAD, contrary to last years robot which went through many physical iterations. We went to PTC this past Friday to discuss how we have used Creo, the pros and cons to using CAD, and how PTC could make it easier for FTC teams to start using Creo. Here are some of the things that we brought to PTC:
Pro’s of using CAD:
You don’t have to re-cut anything. Really. If something doesn’t fit in the CAD design, then you just have to edit the part. If a piece is to short, just make it longer. It’s really magical. Read more >>

Schechter Science Fair

Apr 3, 2012   //   by sam   //   Blogs, Outreach & Media  //  No Comments

It was amazing attending the Schechter science fair. With the field surrounded by hords of children interested in robotics, we could barely get to the field to reset the crates and balls. Our robots – the PickleJarHeads, Two Bits and a Bite and the Pluralists, Read more >>

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