Team Phoenix Robotics OKC

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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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History: OKBEST 2010

Posted by Sean Shenold on Sunday, January 30, 2011,

First off, a little history.  (Please keep in mind this is all from my own recollection, so it may not match exactly what all the other team members recall.)

Bill Shenold, at the time an incoming freshman at Westmoore High School in August 2010, was more than a little disappointed to find that his high school had no robotics club.  Oh sure, there was the Moore Norman Technology Center's pre-engineering curriculum, but being based on the vo-tech model, you had to be a junior or senior to partic...


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Our new website

Posted by Sean Shenold on Sunday, January 30, 2011,
OK, we've just got our new website up and running!  Here we'll try to keep all those interested up to date on what we've done and what we're going to do.
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