Robotics

VEX Starstruck and VEX IQ Crossover Robot Virtual Worlds

RoboMatter has released the RobotC Virtual worlds for VEX Robotics Starstruck and VEX IQ Crossover. Students are able to play matches for both games, where they can learn and test strategies over the summer.  The programmers on the team can also start working immediately on programming, while they wait for the design and build process to start. Tweet This Post

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VEX Robotics Competition & VEX IQ Competiton Hub Apps

Check out the new VEX Robotics Competition & VEX IQ Competiton Hub apps! They are the ideal competition companions! VRC Hub The VRC Hub app is the ideal competition companion for teams, spectators, and event planners involved in the VEX Robotics Competition!  You can get it here: http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition/vrc-hub Become an expert with a searchable, easy-to-use official game manual Ensure you…

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Support Mary Our Queen Robotics – Build Our Future

Let's rally for MOQ Robotics Team to help build our future in math and science. Mary Our Queen Robotics is a program for Middle School students, which introduces them to real world applications of science, technology, engineering and math. Listen to the students from the MOQ Robotics team that qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championships, where they will compete…

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We have a little announcement to make

Tara and I are expecting a baby this summer! Quite the blessing, we are excited to see the change this brings to our soon to be larger family. Too early to know if it's a boy or girl, we'll leave that guess work to everyone else for now (Yes we plan to find out later). Tara has been doing well,…

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Help build the future engineers of tomorrow

Help the Mary Our Queen Robotics team from Omaha, NE. The program expanded to four teams last year. For the 2012- 2013 school year, we have even more students interested in participating. The teams of 6th-8th graders design, build and compete with their robots. These students are the future in engineering, science and math. We would like to buy a…

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Running

The Road to Omaha Run

Ran in the Inaugural ‘The Road to Omaha Run’. It was a nice 5k through Elmwood & Memorial Park. They had to move it due to flooding, but I thought it worked out great. Finished in 24:52, it’s around a 8 minute mile. That’s right at what I’m training, lately. Looking forward to the next run: The Market To Market…

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CWS Grass Logo: How Did They Do It?

This is really cool, it’s an interesting read about how they get the CWS logo in the grass. CWS Grass Logo: How Did They Do It? The new ballpark seems to be holding up well under the weight of ten games in six days — including rain and severe weather. The grounds crew is also receiving high marks for the…

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College World Series

Been enjoying the College World Series this year. The TD Ameritrade Park has been a wonder venue for the games. It seems like I’ve got to watch all of the South Carolina Games, which they’ve played well and made it to the Finals. Check out my Facebook page for the photos. Tweet This Post

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Check out the 2011 Road to Omaha Run

I just signed up for the Road to Omaha 5k Run. Should be a fun run. This year the run will be at Elmwood Park. Deadline for signup is Friday, June 24th. 2011 Road to Omaha® Run Race registration from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and number pick-up Run begins at 9 a.m. $20 age 18 and under $25 age 19…

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Support the Midtown Neighborhood Alliance

Support the Midtown Neighborhood Alliance get your Fireworks from the at 78th & L. Midtown Neighborhood Alliance Firework Stand Stop by and get all of your Missouri equivalent fireworks. Omaha law changed this fall permitting the sales of the big Missouri fireworks in city limits. The store is open 8AM to 11PM everyday from June 25 to July 4. If…

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Technology

Updated to the Gingerbread OS

Just updated my HTC EVO to the newer Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3). So far so good, hopefully it is better on the battery life. The UI has been updated and is cleaner to use. The new OS is better at garbage collection, which should give it better power usage. Tweet This Post

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Stadium’s new tenants: Nighthawks

I’ve really enjoyed baseball at TD Ameritrade Park, with tickets to the Creighton Games and the MVC Tournament. I look forward to watch the Nighthawks play football there also! http://www.omaha.com/article/20110525/NEWS/110529834 Tweet This Post

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Creighton beats Missouri State for the Conference Crown

Watched the Creighton Baseball team beat Missouri State for the Missouri Valley Conference crown. It was a great day to enjoy the new TD Ameritrade Field. Now the schedule for the Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament has been posted. Creighton will first play Bradley in Game 4 at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Tweet This Post

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Robotics Tournament at Mount Michael

On Saturday, I watched one of the most innovative High School programs I’d ever seen. Mount Michael hosted a robotics tournament where 24 High School teams competed with robots they’d assembled from the Vex Robotics Design. Each team formed an alliance with another team, to compete in a rounds where their robots needed to pick up rings, move the posts,…

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Culver Energy Efficiency World Wins Nebraska Addy

The work done on the Culver Energy Efficiency World project by David Day won a Nebraska Addy.  The website provides educational materials about energy efficiency and conservation for Teachers, Students and Parents.  As a member on this project, it was a fun project that has a positive impact on others. I’m glad to see it be recognized, it is a…

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