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RoboDesigners Takes 2nd at College Robotics Competition

VWCC Team RoboDesigners with 2nd Place Award

A RoboDesigners team came in 2nd Place in the collegiate division of the Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) Autonomous Robot Competition on December 14, 2013. The competition has three parts: a written technical report, a presentation to a panel of

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Using the VEX LCD with the Arduino


Have you ever needed an easy way to display output from your Arduino?  Sure, it is possible to use the serial monitor when the robot is connected, or to use a blinking LED, but those options don’t always work well. 

Posted in Arduino, electronics, Robot Programming, Tutorial, VEX

Choosing a Resistor for your LED

Circuit diagram for LED

I got an Arduino (Uno) for Christmas! Now that I’ve expressed my excitement, I’ll continue on to the rest of this post. A standard introduction to Arduino is to turn an LED on and off from some pin.  However, for

Posted in Arduino, electronics, Tutorial

RobotC Resources

Interested in learning RobotC?  RobotC is easy to use and versatile. You can put it on an NXT, use it in VEX, and I believe FTC too. You’ll learn a lot about programming that will help you when learning other

Posted in Arduino, NXT, ROBOTC, Tutorial, VEX