RoboDesigners Team 2190 Wins Awards at Local Tournament

RoboDesigners won the Design and Programming Skills awards at the Blue Ridge Regional VEX Robotics Competition held at William Fleming High School on January 11.  This success qualifies the team for the Virginia VEX Robotics State Championship tournament scheduled for
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Andrew Presents at Roanoke Robotics Meeting

Andrew gave a presentation on VEX at the Roanoke Robotics Meeting on Saturday, January 4, 2014.   He gave an introduction to the VEX kit and competitions.  The purpose of the presentation was to provide  background information to those who
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RoboDesigners Takes 2nd at College Robotics Competition

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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FIRST LEGO League Volunteers

Andrew and David Norton volunteered at the FLL Tournament on November 9, 2013 in Lynchburg, Virginia.   David was a Technical Design Judge and Andrew was a Referee.
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RoboDesigners Places 2nd at UVa 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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Eagle Project: VEX Workshop

Andrew, a RoboDesigners team member, recently completed his Eagle Scout service project by coordinating and leading a VEX Robotics workshop for Lynchburg area VEX teams. We had many groups represented, including a community team, multiple teams from Bedford County Public
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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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First Experiences with Parallax Board of Education

I’m now taking an Intro to Engineering course at Virginia Western Community College.  As part of this course, students divide into teams of 3-4 and build a robot to perform in a modified ASEE robotics competition.  (I’d like to note
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VEX Pre-World Scrimmage

The VEX Pre-World Scrimmage was held Saturday, March 31 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, Maryland. We drove 5 hours one way to attend this event and it was well worth it! Thirteen teams were in attendance. We
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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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