Friday, July 24, 2009
Well we have been busy as usual this summer. Caleb and Bekah have been busy at Robotics camp. Bekah built small machines with little motors by following a visual instruction book. She liked it but I don't think it is in her future. Caleb built from scratch 3 robots and learned how to program the brain of the bot. He learned about sensors and building structurally sound robots. I am quite proud of him and his talents. He and his team got to design and build each one for competition. He built a car, catapult and sumobot. I have video of the car and the sumo. There were no remotes only programs and design, so once they pushed the button the bot was on its own. The car race was unique because the bots had to be fast but also stop once past the finish line. More points were given for stopping in the designated area. It was a neat camp and Caleb wants to do it again.