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These posts focus on programming computers, as opposed to robots.

RoboDesigners Places 2nd at UVa Competition

Team at UVa Programming Competition

The RoboDesigners team concluded its programming competition season at the University of Virginia ACM High School Programming Competition, held March 23, 2013. We performed very well at this tournament, placing 2nd out of 39 teams. The first and third place

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USA Computing Olympiad

RoboDesigners programming team members competed in the November competition of the USA Computing Olympiad (USACO).  This is a great competition for anyone interested in programming.  The contest problems develop algorithmic thinking and problem solving ability. Additionally, USACO is the qualifying

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High School Programming Competition @ UVa

Rice Auditorium What’s it like to go to a High School Programming Challenge at UVa?   In this blog entry I will describe our recent experience.  We competed on March 17, 2012 at the University of Virginia (UVa) in the

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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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Project Euler

Have you ever needed a challenge to guide your programming pursuits? Even if you aren’t very interested in programming, working Project Euler problems can be incredibly fun and challenging. What is Project Euler? Project Euler is a website that provides

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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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It’s Amazing What Kids Can Do!

I recently got a new phone.   It’s an Android.   So far, I really like it.  I use Google products on my PC and so this phone feels familiar.  I am in my late 40s and often appreciate not having to

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