Robofest Newsletter, 2-8-2005

 

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Contents

(1) Announcing new Robofest Regional Site in Florida!

(2) Free LeJos Java Workshops

(3) RoboLab Workshop PowerPoint available

(4) Robofest 2005 Warm-up competition at LTU on Mar. 19

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(1) We have added an additional Robofest Regional Site in Florida!

West Melbourne School for Science in West Melbourne, Florida has recently joined Robofest 2005 as a regional site. Welcome to Robofest!For more information on the Florida site, contact [email protected]

 

(2) Free LeJos Java Workshops

Registered Robofest senior division teams (coaches, students, and parents) are invited to attend a free Lego with Java workshop on Sat. Feb 12, 9am-Noon at Lawrence Tech in Michigan. We strongly recommend bringing your RCX robot, IR tower, and a laptop. Agenda will be [1] Installation of LeJos Java programming environments using Eclipse and [2] LeJos Java programming tutorial [3] LeJos Java code tips for RoboRelay game. Room number will be emailed to team coaches. If you have not registered teams yet, but are interested in this advanced class, then please send an email to [email protected]. Space is limited.

 

The repeated LeJos Java session will be held on Feb 19 at LTU, 9am-Noon.

 

(3) RoboLab Workshop PowerPoint available

The Powerpoint file for RoboLab presented on Feb. 5thís workshop can be downloaded from the web at http://www.robofest.net/resources.htm

 

(4) Robofest 2005 Warm-up competition at LTU on Mar. 19

We have changed the date of the Robofest practice competition that was tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2005.  The practice competition revised date is Saturday, March 19, 2005 on the campus of LTU.  The practice competition will run from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. 

 

The practice warm-up competition is a great opportunity for new teams, regional site hosts and judges to participate in practice rounds to see how the Robofest competition works.  For our competition site hosts and judges who are not in close proximity, we will shoot video and put it on our website as streaming video for you to view.

 

We will take reservations for teams for the practice competition, as we get closer.