Monday, March 26, 2012

Mindstorms


There's a really great Lego Mindstorm Class I have been going to. So far I'm learning how to use the older version of Mindstorms, like programming and learning how the older Mindstorms are different from the Mindstorms I'm use to. While I've been at the Mindstorm Class I have learned about a different type of Mindstorm, it's a lot like Mindstorm but you can't program it, and it only has one motor. What really gets me about the Droid Developer is that with only one motor you have to learn how to make a number of things move, using gears, pulleys, and cams. It's been four sessions with JCS teacher Mr. Miller helping kids find pieces, sort out building instructions, and of course have fun. I have enjoyed my time there building and I look forward to the coming sessions. The robot I have built/building is made from the Dark Side Developer Kit. This is a video of what I've built/building:   video
The YMCA in Port Townsend, Washington is hosting a Mindstorm Camp over Spring break that is April 2-6, 9:00-12:00 to find more about this camp contact the Y Blue Heron Office: 360-379-4268 Jefferson County YMCA P.O. Box 1637 Port Townsend, WA 98368

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