Maine Robotics is pleased to announce that we now have the 2016 competition schedule finalized. We will be holding 4 qualifiers and the Maine State Championship this year. All of the qualifiers will be on the same day, November 19th, and the Championship will be on December 10th.
Reserve the events on your calendar! We'll have the state registration information out soon.
Maine Robotics received some funding that is allowing us to help pay for your team FIRST LEGO League national registration (a $225 value). This would be a great way to get a day's worth of boot-camp-robo-building and learning about the FLL while also getting the national registration fee covered.
If you sign up (and pay) for one our workshops at your school or organization so you can do the FIRST LEGO League, we have the funds to pay for your national team registration. Due to the funding source, this is only good for teams that have NOT already paid for their national registration fee and it isn't good for the qualifier or state championships. We have a limited number of these to offer, so check it out/sign up now.
Please visit our Workshops Page for more information! Offer is only open until September 19th, so don't delay.
We've got 7 sessions of Minecraft Camp running this summer (ages 10-14) and here is a picture of one of the camps in Falmouth! Go Minecrafters, program away!
Over 600 campers already signed up, be part of our biggest summer ever!
Maine Robotics still has room in a few of our programs. Check out our 2016 Summer Camp page and scroll down to see if there is a camp in your area. We offer programs for children, ages 9 to 16, including LEGO robotics, VEX robotics, Build Your Own Computer Camp, Programming in Minecraft (sorry all are full) and our new 3D Design and Printing camp.
These camps are fun and educational and a great way to spend a week this summer. Call us if you have any questions! It's not too late... yet.
So, for a while now LEGO has offered the new EV3 Programmer App for use on Apple iPhones and iPads, as well as a version for Android Tablets and phones. Unfortunately, it takes a slightly newer version than we've had at the office so we haven't been able to really take a close look at what it can do.
Into the picture comes my new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (replacing my 5 year old tablet) and I took the time to take a look at it today.
The good... it works and I was able to connect to the EV3 simply and to make a small program and download it to the EV3 and hit run and all.
The bad... lost a lot of features in the process.
What is still there:
Check out LEGOs EV3 Programming page for information on supported devices.
NOTE: It was almost a 400 MB download, so don't try and run it on an older device or one running with insufficient memory. But it worked well on my Tab S2. And of course you need Bluetooth to talk between your device and the EV3.
The good news:
Okay, it won't take any awards for complex programming, BUT it will do about 90% of what we cover in a beginners robotics camp. But if you need to use math blocks or data manipulation, you're going to have to go back to programming on a laptop or desktop computer.
So give it a try and have some fun! Tom
The Maine Robot Track Meet season is in full swing with teams practicing all over the state. And there is still time if you haven't started up a team yet! Dust off those robots and get a copy of the rules and enter one event or all of them!
Hi all, here we are in our 12th year of the Maine Robot Track Meets and we have a couple of updates:
About Maine Robotics
Maine Robotics is a non-profit dedicated to providing Maine youth and teachers with mentored activities within the STEM fields, focusing primarily on robotics for it's multidisciplinary coverage of science and its ability to provide timely and popular tie ins with today's youth.
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