Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Team Just Ducky will be demonstrating their robot on the LEGO moon's surface as well as sharing their STEM storybook outreach project at our event.
Lego Contest Saturday August 20, 2011 10am-5pm - Saturday August 20, 201110am-5pmGalleria (Edina)Register in any store by Wednesday, August 17.Come show off your LEGO skills with builders of all ages!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Mark your calendars for Just Ducky’s MoonBots “very cool [different & innovative]” STEM Outreach Project.
On Friday, August 12, Just Ducky will present their storybook written and illustrated by Team Just Ducky with guidance and assistance from Google Lunar X PRIZE Team Indus and Karen Pavlicin, award winning writer.
Elva Resa Publishing
1890 Wooddale Dr. Ste 100
10:00 - 11:30
Space Exploration Activities:
- YouTube book trailer video of Ranger the Robot
- Reading of Ranger the Robot
- Learn about and select your favorite Google Lunar X PRIZE Team
- MoonBots Google Lunar X Prize MINDSTORMS Challenge
- Demonstration of Ranger racing across the MoonBots lunar surface, LEGO Digital Designer, NXT Programming, and team member’s latest iPhone app “Space Pirates”
Fan mail from neighbor, Sarah, six and a half years old.
Over the past few days Team Just Ducky has made progress on our robot and programming. We have been able to write sub VI’s to help our robot navigate successfully across the table. We had some problems figuring out how to use LabVIEW but a local FRC team helped us figure out some kinks in our program. For example in LabVIEW it reads the rotation sensor slightly different from NXTG. Our robot also includes most of the things in our proposal and can climb craters/ridges with success. We have yet to start programming the actual missions but our robot is functioning awesome. However, the NXT plug in we have for LabVIEW is really buggy and doesn’t run things quite as consistently as we do in NXTG. Because of this, we are going to program in NXTG for lack of a better option. We might try a different version of NXT LabVIEW to see if that increases accuracy and efficiency. We are waiting for our additional sensors to arrive.