The robotics club has really taken to programming and autonomous robot design. As they discussed in their last match they wanted to continue working on learning programming and see if they could program a robot that was able to Continue reading Robotics Club 04-29-2015 Practice
These are the steps I used for planting fruit trees in our yard to create a sort of “backyard orchard.” I have wanted to plant fruit trees since we moved here and we live in a climate that is great for a wide variety of fruit here in the north. This is the Continue reading Planting Fruit Trees
Tonight’s match was the best the team has had yet! The team placed first for the night in the Teamwork Challenge. They also placed first in the Programming Challenge! This is especially amazing because this is the first week that the team has competed in that aspect of the Vex IQ Challenge. It was really great to Continue reading Robotics Club 04-27-2015 Match
Our raised garden beds from last year did so well that I decided to put in some larger raised garden beds this spring.
This is how I built our larger sized cedar raised gardens. Building these garden beds is a great and simple DIY project that can easily be accomplished in an afternoon.
I chose to make these garden beds larger because Continue reading Large Raised Garden Beds
Our practice following this week’s match was one of the best practices we have had yet. The team spent nearly all of the practice learning about programming and testing the programs they wrote. I have spent a lot of time trying to think of the best way to teach programming while still keeping it fun Continue reading Robotics Club 04-22-2015 Practice
The RoboRunners Vex IQ robotics team greatly improved their driving at this week’s match after a great practice last week. The minor improvements that were done to the robot’s arm really seemed to help out. The robot did not break at all this week and the team was able to get their first Continue reading Robotics Club 04-20-2015 Match
A three-bin composting system is a wonderful way to create compost and looks attractive. With the wonderful spring weather we have been having I had the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with this project. If you are looking for a fun and easy DIY project, a three-bin composting system is a great beginner project. Continue reading Three-Bin Composting
The robotics club met for practice tonight and followed through with the plan they had made at their last match. The team wanted to spend the majority of the practice time driving. They felt that they really needed some additional time to master the more complex Vex IQ robot design Continue reading Robotics Club 04-15-2015 Practice
After what seemed like a long break from Vex IQ robotics matches, the robotics club’s first match of the new season took place tonight. The team did an outstanding job with their new design. Many of the other teams thought their robot was very “cool” which made the students happy. As the matches got underway Continue reading Robotics Club 04-13-2015 Match
The robotics team met today and had a great time finishing up their new robot. With the new season of Vex IQ starting up, it was very important that they had a robot that was capable of competing. I am very excited to see how the new design performs Continue reading Robotics Club 04-08-2015 Practice