31 May 2001 josborn   » (Journeyer)

Went to the DCPUG meeting on Tuesday. There was a pretty good crowd, I thought I did a pretty good job presenting, and they were very receptive. I explained the advantages of using a Palm for robotics over things like the BASIC Stamp or OOPic. I really think that a company that can make a nice SV203-like attachment for a Palm would end up outselling the BASIC Stamp. Seems to me like the Palm is better hands down.

Today was the final competition for the C.E.M.P. It went pretty well for the planning time put in. The kids had an hour to build and program their robots, which was nowhere near enough time. The teacher that did it still thinks that was plenty of time. The course had many difficult obstacles, and only a few robots made it through more than one, usually ones that were heavily assisted by high schoolers. It's a little annoying that they see it too often as a competition instead of an activity designed to let kids have fun. Oh well, at least I know what not to do with the homeschool group at my church.

Today was my last day of high school, it's time to relax.

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