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New RVW Level Build Tutorial at CS2N

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We are happy to announce a new course on CS2N, Create Your Own Level with RVW Level Builder. In this new course, you will go through the steps of making your own custom level in Robot Virtual Worlds‘ Level Builder!

A Teacher’s POV: My Child Wrote Code?

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In this newest addition of a Teacher’s POV, Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh asks, “How do I advertise to a generation who cannot conceive a child can begin to write code (and have fun doing it)?”

Written by Cara Friez

July 31st, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Cool Project: Monster Ball Sorting Factory

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Ray McNamara is relatively new to ROBOTC, having only really started to seriously use it within the past year, but already he’s come up with some interesting projects that caught our eye. The “Monster Ball Sorting Factory”, which he shared with us on the forum, is definitely a cool project we had to share.

Written by Cara Friez

July 31st, 2013 at 3:55 pm

ROBOTC Mentors – Kjersti and Violet

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We interviewed Kjersti Chippindale and Violet Replicon, who are the mentors for the FIRST Tech Team 6002 – The Basilisks, and asked them to tell us about their FTC robotics experience.

Written by Cara Friez

July 25th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Summer of Learning Leaderboards are Live

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We are happy to announce that the leaderboards for the Robotics Summer of Learning competitions are live!

Written by Cara Friez

July 24th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

ROBOTC Teacher – Jeff Maxwell

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We’ve featured a couple of robotics students the last few weeks, but this week we showcase a robotics teacher who uses ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Worlds in the classroom.

Sneak Preview: RVW Expedition Atlantis

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I thought it might be nice to end the week with a little sneak preview into our newest Robot Virtual World game, “Expedition Atlantis: A Calculated Deep Sea Adventure.”

Written by Cara Friez

July 12th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

ROBOTC Student – Jacob Mason

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As we mentioned before, every year at Worlds, we get to meet some amazingly talented students. Jacob Mason was one of those students. He is the lead programmer for FTC Team 3486 the Techno Warriors Advanced.

Written by Cara Friez

July 8th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

FTC Grants Available for New Teams!

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FIRST has announced an exciting FTC Rookie Team Grant program for the 2013-2014 robotics season!

Written by Cara Friez

July 5th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

VEX IQ Challenge – Add It Up

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At the VEX World Championship in Anaheim, VEX introduced their new robotics platform, the VEX IQ. VEX also revealed a new VEX IQ Challenge game called “Add It Up” for the 2013-2014 robotics season. Watch their newest video that explains the rules of the game.

Written by Cara Friez

July 2nd, 2013 at 6:02 pm