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RoboSlam at Enniscorthy

This past Saturday, the RoboSlam founders — Damon, Ted, Frank, and Shannon — travelled to “sunny southeast Ireland” to deliver a RoboSlam for 18 students (ages 7-14) in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Many thanks to the local sponsor Taoglas and to all the … Continue reading

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Preparing to Slam Again

Ted, Damon, and I have been meeting over the past couple of days to evaluate past events, brainstorm strategies, and plan for upcoming workshops.  We enjoy remembering recent Slams….

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Finalizing and Testing

Things really got fun once all the circuitry, programing, structural components, and body casings all synched and we stared testing out our nearly-fully-functioning robots and working out the final kinks.  Success!

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Body Building

On the second day of our three-day May Slam-a-rama, the students learned about product and manufacturing design.  They designed and started building bodies for their robots, while also taking tours. They learned about statistics, wrote essays about engineering, and toured … Continue reading

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Programming and Testing

The first day of RoboSlam wrapped up with robot programming and testing. By the end of the day every robot in the room was up and running. The students did such an amazing job. Their dedication and persistence really paid … Continue reading

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Slammin’ ‘Bots!

This is how the robot designs shaped up by the end of the week.

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Starting with Circuitry

RoboSlam starts with an introduction to the overall robot-building process and then delves into assembling the electronic components (i.e., building the circuitry).  The photos below track the progress of several groups of participants in the “Engineering Your Future” event held … Continue reading

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