This summer I was asked to start a robotics club at our local middle school. The head of the region’s robotics was excited by the success our elementary school had in the Vex IQ league last season. I accepted the challenge with a lot of questions Continue reading Vex EDR 09-24-2015 Practice
It has been a whirlwind of activity here on The Curious Road homestead this spring and summer. Just like the different seasons of growing, the activities we focus on at our homestead vary with the weather. Here are some exciting updates about our gardens, preserving food for the winter, and our two new family members! Continue reading Summer 2015 Homestead Updates
It has been a while since I added to my 2015 PC water cooling beginner’s guide but this post should wrap up stage 2. To review The Plan, the goal of this stage of my water cooling guide is to have a functional PC running Windows 8.1 utilizing an all-in-one PC water cooling system. This will allow me to benchmark the base components and Continue reading PC Water Cooling Beginner’s Guide – Stage 2 | Part 2
The robotics club had a great run at the regional championships today.
The team had their best driving day of the season, even though they were paired up with many teams they had never met before.
They entered the Vex IQ high rise finals as the number one seed, having put up Continue reading Robotics Club Regional Championships
The RoboRunners robotics club from Long Lake Elementary school had their strongest performance of the Vex IQ season tonight. They ended up scoring enough in the teamwork challenge tonight to end up in 1st place for Continue reading Robotics Club 05-11-2015 Match
The robotics club had their most well-rounded match of the season tonight. The team was able to put up scores of over fifty in all three aspects of the Vex IQ High Rise Challenge Tonight! As their mentor the most exciting part for me was Continue reading Robotics Club 05-04-2015 Match
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