Tag Results for kids (9)

  1. FIRST Lego League: 'You can build a successful team in less than 3 months'

    Automaton correspondent Marcel Bergerman, a systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, sent us this nice report about his mentoring experience with the FIRST Lego League (FLL) robotics competition -- after which he became, as he puts it, "FLL-oholic." I just came back from the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competition in Pittsburgh and I thought Iâ''d send you a note. FLL is the official FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) event for kids ages 9 to 13. In 2006 and 2007 I was a research and software judge, and this …

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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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