Data-logging in RoboLab Programmer
Presented at the Robotics conference
at  FIRST LEGO League Ocean Odyssey World Festival
in conjunction with the FIRST Championship
in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center,
April 27 - 29, 2006.
"LEGO Robotics Goes to Atlanta, W.Va Math Field Day
By Kate Jordan
On April 27-29, Linda Hamilton, Coordinator K-12 Outreach Intelligent Transportation Systems Workshops Using LEGO Robotics, was a guest and presenter at the FIRST LEGO League Ocean Odyssey World Festival in Atlanta, Ga., at the Georgia Dome. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) hosted the FIRST LEGO League Ocean Odyssey World Festival in conjunction with the FIRST Championship. FLL hosted 80 teams from 30 countries in a 2 ½ day tournament as a follow up to the regional/state competitions that took place duringthe winter of 2005. Hamilton participated in the state competition that took place in Wheeling, W. Va., as a mentor to FLL team 550, The Barboursville RoboPirates, a team out of Barboursville Middle School. As a presenter in Atlanta, Hamilton offered a technical presentation on RoboLab Data-logging. Hamilton states, in an abstract that was presented to FLL teams and mentors, that datalogging is important to FLL teams early on in the competition season because it can help them with programming ideas that might utilize light sensors or rotation sensors. Hamilton offered spectators a simple way to accomplish data gathering and graphing through the use of INVESTIGATOR (a program in RoboLab) and SENSORCITY. While Linda was demonstrating data-logging in Atlanta, Danny Watson II, undergraduate research assistant, was demonstrating LEGO robotics at the West Virginia State Math Field Day competition that took place at Morrow Library on Marshall University’s campus. Danny also used the Ocean Odyssey challenge in his demonstration to parents and students, and after some initial guidance the students were able to complete many of the challenges on their own. Having the participation of these students and parents sparked interest in forming FLL teams for the 2006 season. Linda and Danny both work with students and teachers in the Huntington vicinity, educating them on the functions and purposes of LEGO robotics. For more information on FLL, K-12 Outreach and LEGO Robotics visit: www.marshall.edu/LEGO".*

Abstract

Presentation PowerPoint on
http://www.marshall.edu/LEGO/1/Datalogging/

Pictures from Atlanta
 

This run through was used in the power point presented April 28 at Atlanta, Georgia
http://www.marshall.edu/LEGO/Robolab/17Ap06Logging/17Ap06.html


LEGO  Links of Linda Hamilton hamilton@marshall.edu
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NASA WVSGC
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* Thanks to Kate Jordan
http://www.marshall.edu/ati/PDF/Newsletter_Spring2006web.pdf