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Visit us at the PLTW Summit 2014!

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Photo Nov 02, 3 21 40 PM We are at the 2014 PLTW Summit in Indianapolis this week! Stop by our booth to say hi and ask us questions.
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We also have our latest iPad app, Robot Virtual Worlds Expedition Atlantis, available to try out.

Photo Nov 02, 5 00 43 PMAnd there is a ROBOTC Maze Challenge where you can program a VEX IQ robot using ROBOTC Graphical.
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We look forward to seeing everyone!


Written by Cara Friez

November 3rd, 2014 at 6:30 am

PLTW Students at Walker Career Center create a VEX Claw Game

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Project Lead the Way Students at Walker Career Center have recreated the popular stuffed animal claw game using ROBOTC, VEX components, custom-made parts, lumber, and lots of hard work.

From the project page:

“The Vex Claw Game was chosen as our project for the first semester because we could really use it to promote engineering throughout the community. It’s not only fun and exciting, but it also incorporates each of the Project Lead The Way classes that we offer at Walker Career Center. Parts from the claw game include many skills that we have learned during out time in PLTW including constructing structures with Vex parts, programming, rapid prototyping, CO2 laser cutting, and wiring. This project took us around 3 months of in school time to complete.”

To read more about the project and see how it was built from the ground up, visit their project page here.

On behalf of the ROBOTC team, job well done!

Written by Jesse Flot

July 19th, 2012 at 11:44 am

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PLTW Students Integrate LynxMotion and VEX

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Do you get hungry? Do you enjoy eating food more than you enjoy making food? If you answered “Yes!” to both of those questions, you’ll be happy to know that the future engineers of America have you covered.

Students from two Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Schools have integrated the sensing and control capabilities of the VEX Cortex Robotics system with the advanced articulation capabilities of the LynxMotion Robotics system to create highly capable (and delicious) assembly lines.

The first two videos are brought to us by students in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) class at Kings High School in California.

Robotic Sandwich Factory:

Buttered Toast Factory (complete with real-life toaster):

The work behind the last two videos was done by students in another CIM class at Lancaster High School in New York.

Coffee Manufacturing Line:

Widget Assembly Line:

Well done to all the students involved, and to the instructors that inspired them. Keep up the great work!

If you’re looking for more information, additional videos and explanation can be found on their respective YouTube channels.

Written by Jesse Flot

June 12th, 2012 at 10:48 am

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