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Learn to Program Using Python

Check out this book – Hello World Computer Programming for Kids . It is about $21.00 from Amazon.  It will give you instructions on how to download the Python programming language for free.  It will also teach you step by

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Winning Design eBook

A while back I told you about my favorite NXT book, Winning Design! LEGO Mindstorms NXT by James Trobaugh.   I noticed today that I could purchase the eBook version  (pdf) from ( for $10 since I already owned a paperback

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Another GREAT Book!

Looking for great tips and advice for your VEX or FTC robotics team?  Check this book out!  It is GREAT!   FTC Robotics: Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Secrets. It is only $8.63 at  Click here to “look inside” on

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The New Cool

I recently read the book The New Cool, by Neal Bascomb. The book relates the experiences of three FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams during the 2009 Lunacy game. It primarily focuses on team number 1717, the D’Penguineers, but mentions the

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CODE: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Have you ever wondered exactly how a computer works?Charles Petzold, answers that question in his book, CODE: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software. I have been reading this book over the past couple of days, and am truly

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My Favorite NXT Books

I recently added a new book to my library of NXT books.  It’s called “Winning Design! Lego Mindstorms NXT Design Patterns for Fun and Competition” by James J. Trobaugh.   We have just finished our 5th year of FLL.  This book

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