Team Phoenix Robotics OKC

Browsing Archive: February, 2011

Since then . . .

Posted by Sean Shenold on Tuesday, February 1, 2011,
Since participating in OKBEST, Team Phoenix has concentrated on learning more about the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotics kit.  The Mindstorms kit is truly remarkable, and a wonderful piece of equipment on which to learn.  It's simple enough that kids in the 8-10 year old range can learn to build robots, and sophisticated enough to provide challenges for high school teams.  (In fact, the NXT and the earlier LEGO RCX robotics kits are a basic component of the BOTBALL and FIRST LEGO League competiti...
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History (Continued)

Posted by Sean Shenold on Tuesday, February 1, 2011,

[Blogs always put the newest posts on top, which isn't very good for multi-message histories . . . ]

Needless to say, the original founding members were none too happy with having all their hard work thrown out, and for the most part were excluded from participating. 

In their defense, the upperclassmen did have more experience in designing and building robots, but while their technical skills may have been superior, their team-building and leadership skills were perhaps not exactly ideal.

In a...

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