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MapDir myblock

Click this video to see video of the MyBlock that was used to accurately align the robot to a compass heading.

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Lunar Lords update week 6

 

big difference

Andrew here,

I’ve noticed something.   For each problem we need to decide between using a mechanical solution or a programming solution.  It’s a big difference.

Originally I thought that the He3 pickup would need a programming solution but after some experimenting, I found that it actually needed a mechanical one.  On the other hand, I thought that going over the bump would need a mechanical solution, but I found that it really takes a programming one.    Making the right choice makes a big difference.

Help! MoonBot abduction

Help! MoonBots has abducted my brother and sister!  I’m sort of like an only child now.  Please return my brother and sister no later than August 19, midnight!  I miss them!

little sister Catherine

Lunar Lords Update week 4

math and NXT world

Andrew here…..I have been learning soooo much

Let me tell you about one difference between math world and NXT world.

In math world, everything is perfect.  So, for example, you can divide both sides of an equation by the number 4 and nothing changes.  It works perfectly every time.  I have found that in the NXT world, however, things are not as perfect.  So now if you divide one side by 4, you better test to see if the other side is actually 4 times larger.  In fact you better test that several times and take an average value.  then you can try it on the other side.

Right now, math seems like a perfect heaven and NXT seems like the real, imperfect world.

philosophy 101

Andrew

See you on the moon

 

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