Friday, January 29, 2010


The perfect month to take a break - warm up.
Feels like -23? Feels like 80!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Legos for Tots

The Lego Robotics class I'm helping teach this winter took a trip to the Bridge School last Friday (01-22-2010).
We showed our robots to the K-6th graders and had them interact with them.

Click Through for a full gallery:

"That's soo COOOL!!"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Ok, so not really...
but what sound does a camel make? and how do you type it...? Really?

Oliver lives on Route 7 (North of Middlebury) with a herd of sheep.  He's big enough to scare off coyotes, hopefully.

Look for him in the 'Local News' sections of this week's The Middlebury Campus (newspaper publication)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lego 8Ball

Robotics: Middlebury J-term; Week 2

"Design, build and program a robot capable of removing as many ping-pong balls as possible from a playing field during a designated time period."

Click through for the class site made last night:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lego Grand Prix

Middlebury College students return to campus in January for a month-long, specialized class; we call this J-Term.
This J-Term, I am TAing a class on Lego Robotics.  Students design robots out of Legos and proceed to program them to complete tasks.  The first contest necessitates a robot follows a black line to a box, hits the box, and turns around.  Check out this coverage of the event.

Saturday, January 2, 2010