Friday, February 8, 2013
The middle school students participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge last weekend.
Friday, February 8
From a press release: The Dickerson Middle School (DMS) Robotics team won big in its FIRST Tech Challenge tournaments! FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition targeted toward middle and high school-aged students. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete on a 12 X 12’ field in an Alliance format against other teams. In their first competition, the DMS Robo Raiders picked up the “Think Award.” This honor is given to the team that best reflects the “journey” the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during their build season. The “Engineering Notebook” is the key reference for judges to help identify the most deserving team. The team’s Engineering Notebook …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Last weekend's Ultimate Ascent event at Georgia Tech was the first of six weeks of "full build" activity.
Tuesday, January 8
Last Saturday marked the beginning of the six-week long build season for the Walton High School Robotics team. First Robotics Competition students from all over the state gathered at Georgia Tech for the debut of the 2013 game Ultimate Ascent, a spin-off of the popular activity Ultimate Frisbee. As described by FIRST: “Ultimate Ascent is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two-minute and fifteen-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives. "The match begins with a fifteen-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Boys from a technology class learned about video game design at the Marietta university on Wednesday.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A group of boys from a gender-based class at Brumby Elementary School learned about video game design Wednesday at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta. The students, who are in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade, are part of "H.I.T. Squad" of teacher Lazetta Hankerson, aka the "Hankerson Institute of Technology." Their visit to the Southern Poly Gaming Department included a tour of the facilities and the basics of computer gaming with faculty member Dr. Jon Preston. The focus was on games involving the study of the solar system. The questions involved included: How do the Earth and its Moon move; what objects are in the Solar System; and, what can we see in the sky? Marka Ormbsy and Robin Daniel of Southern Poly's Tech Matters …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Girls Exploring New Ideas Using Science (GENIUS) will unveil 'The Cool Factor' invention at the First Lego League robotics competition of the year.
Girls Exploring New Ideas Using Science (GENIUS) enter their next superregional competition Jan. 14 at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) following a first place win at the First Lego League's (FLL)'s 2011 Food Factor Challenge with their designed 'The Cool Factor' alarm system for coolers. The Cool Factor alerts you when the temperature in your cooler becomes too high to be safe for food. The device will be judged at the upcoming SPSU competition. "Throughout the day each team will be judged in three areas: project, technical and core value. No coaches or parents are allowed in any of these sessions. There will also be three robot competition rounds," GENIUS Coach Linda Pham told Northeast Cobb Patch. About 16 teams from this …