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ROBOTC Certification Courses Being Offered at this Spring’s ITEEA Conference!

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Robomatter and the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy are proud to offer Robotics Certification courses at the ITEEA National Harbor conference in Washington, DC on March 2nd and 3rd, 2016!

Written by Cara Friez-LeWinter

December 1st, 2015 at 6:00 am

Released Today – ROBOTC 4.51 for VEX Robotics Preview!!

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The ROBOTC Development Team is very excited to announce a public preview of ROBOTC 4.51! This update is for the VEX Robotics (VEX EDR CORTEX and VEX IQ) robotics systems and includes new features, improvements, and a load of bug fixes.

Written by Cara Friez-LeWinter

November 19th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

ROBOTC for LEGO MINDSTORMS 4.51 Preview Available Today!

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The ROBOTC Development Team is very excited to announce a public preview of ROBOTC 4.51. This update is for the LEGO MINDSTORMS (NXT and EV3) robotics systems and includes some great new features, improvements, and a load of bug fixes.

Written by Cara Friez-LeWinter

November 19th, 2015 at 5:49 pm

VEX ROBOTC Online Trainings Start in February!

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Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy has announced their latest online VEX training schedule! The classes start in February and you can enjoy the convenience of taking Robotics Academy courses without leaving your own computer workstation!

Written by Cara Friez-LeWinter

November 18th, 2015 at 6:05 am

Online LEGO Professional Development Courses Start this February!

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Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy has announced their latest online LEGO ROBOTC training schedule! The class starts in February and you can enjoy the convenience of taking Robotics Academy courses without leaving your own computer workstation!

Written by Cara Friez-LeWinter

November 18th, 2015 at 6:00 am

Announcing the Mini Urban Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds!

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We are very excited to announce a brand new Robot Virtual Worlds Competition, Mini Urban Challenge! Our new virtual simulation is based off the national competition sponsored by The Doolittle Institute, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and Special Operations Command.

The VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds

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We’ve partnered with the REC Foundation to create the VEX and VEX IQ Programming Skills Challenge for Robot Virtual Worlds!

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

November 17th, 2015 at 6:00 am

What’s the Big Idea? Using your STEM Classroom to Teach What Matters

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There’s no question that computer science skills are helping students succeed. But, computer science is about more than just learning to program.

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

November 11th, 2015 at 6:00 am

Cool Project: VEX IQ Game of Simon

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Damien Kee, a VEX IQ Super User, designed a really cool and creative Game of Simon using a VEX IQ Smart Brain, three Touch LEDs, and programmed with ROBOTC. Read more about it here!

Written by Cara Friez-LeWinter

November 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 am

Competing for the Future: Developing a Life-Long Interest in STEM, Part II

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Well designed competitions engage students in a range of activities, address academically challenging concepts, and teach important 21st century skills. But, these benefits don’t have to be limited to organized competitions. You can also get all of the benefits of a competition, right in your classroom!

Last week, Part I of our Competing for the Future blog talked about using virtual competitions, like our VEX Nothing But Net and …

Written by LeeAnn Baronett

October 22nd, 2015 at 6:00 am