Monthly Archives: October 2016

BEST Season – Week 5

BEST Season – Week 5

BEST Robotics – Week 5 This week… bit crazy… but it felt good! Sometimes it takes a hard deadline to get us moving, but it was great to see how well the team responded.  The level of focus and productivity (including all of our new team members) is currently higher than it has been all season, and we all feel much more

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STEM in the Schoolyard

STEM in the Schoolyard

The RoboChargers were asked by our lead sponsor Texas Instruments to partner with them, United Way, and Dallas ISD for a STEM in the Schoolyard event at Comstock Middle School on October 24th. This event kicked off the fall United Way Campaign for Texas Instruments, as well as provided additional STEM exposure to over 100 DISD Middle School students. Koopa,

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BEST Season – Week 4

BEST Season – Week 4

BEST Robotics – Week 4 As explained in earlier posts, the first three weeks involved a large amount of new student training, cardboard prototypes, idea exploration, and strategy discussion. As we moved into Week 4, we were fairly certain of our strategic direction… had a broad idea of what could be accomplished… but hadn’t … you know… built much of

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BEST Season – Weeks 2 & 3

BEST Season – Weeks 2 & 3

BEST Robotics – Weeks 2 & 3 In Weeks 2 and 3, our team continued working on building the field, prototyping using the game pieces, and analyzing the scoring opportunities to shape our strategy. At this point, we’ve only been meeting twice a week (and had to cancel last Thursday), so we’ve only had three meetings since our last update. As mentioned in

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BEST Season – Week 1

BEST Season – Week 1

BEST Robotics – The Kickoff As previously noted, our belief is that the best way to get better at building robots… is to build robots. Also, it’s what the students signed up for… and kind of the purpose of the club. BEST was a good fit for our club last year, with emphasis on construction from raw materials, much like

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