Saturday, September 22, 2012

Earlier this week we taught a class to some 6-8 year olds on robotics. They learned about generators, programming, and building. There were many different skill sets. Some kids were able to work on their own and others needed help. It was very fun yet challenging to teach such young kids. We will post more on future classes.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tip for making your robot go straight!

Getting the robot to go straight is tough and frustrating! If you can't get your robot to go straight reliable, everything that follows will just be irritating.  Not all NXT motors are the same.  We suggest running tests to see which motors are matched.

One such test its to connect two motors with a single axel, run them and if one kicks up they are not matched.  For our team we have about 12 motor combinations to test.  We didn't test them all, we stopped when we reached a pair that were matched.