Tag Results for High School (9)

  1. Students to compete in FIRST "LUNACY" competition

    We've covered FIRST robotics extensively in the past, so we're of course excited to talk about "Lunacy", the 2009 FRC game. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing, the FIRST Game Design Committee has designed the playing field to use low-friction materials that simulate the low gravity of the moon. The students' 120lb robots must propel themselves around this field while towing a wheeled goal into which other robots and human players are trying to throw "moon rocks". This is all a recipe for bumps, collisions, and, well, lunacy. Check out the game animation …

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  2. FIRST robotics competition leaps onto new CompactRIO controller

    PHOTO: Adriana M. Groisman/FIRST In a Spectrum online article, Ray Almgren and Mark Walters, two execs at National Instruments, write about FIRST's new 32-bit PowerPC-based controller, which promises to make the competition even more ... competitive! From the article: For the 2009 high school FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition beginning in January, a 32-bit PowerPCâ''based embedded controller is replacing the 8-bit microcontroller thatâ''s been used to run the robots for the past eight years. The event organizers expect that the technology will let more than 43 000 participating high school …

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