The Davis Creek Elementary
Red Rover Is Up and Running
In a Big Way the Start of School
The DavisCreek.cabe.K12.WV.US Mars Rover is in its mining box and
ready for driving.
Plans for setting up city traffic from Marshall University were
checked out from Davis Creek.
Both the Red Rover Goes to Mars project of NASA and the Planetary
Society and the k12 Transportation projects of Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian
Transportation Institute use LEGO robotics.
This summer we were successful using ROBOLAB to teleoperate LEGO
robotics vehicles through the internet.
Davis Creek Elementary is the Red Rover "Mars" site. An "earth"
site was set up from the Marshall Math department, the Marshall University
Drinko Library, and from the home of a student.
Marshall University as seen from Davis Creek Elementary
View in the DC Mars Box.
View through the clear bottom.
Davis Creek Elementary as seen from Marshall University.
The first picture of the year taken from Davis Creek Red Rover
is of the mining box under "Mars".
The computer that runs the Red Rover software is in front
of a map of Australia.
Mrs. Simon took the first picture of Marshall robotics
from Davis Creek.
Jay is driving.
||The conference room in the Drinko Library at Marshall University
is set up with live video possible to the Buck Harless Center in Gilbert,
Computer expert, Travis, is helping with the many hardware and
The conference rooms in Drinko Library at Marshall University have
two kinds of video, audio, speaker phone, and computer connections to other
rooms in the library, and many other distance locations.
Travis helped Linda Hamilton and son, Jay, set up and check out
some of the possibilities for distance learning. Linda Hamilton,
math department at Marshall, and Sharon Simon, 5th grade teacher at Davis
Creek Elementary have been doing LEGO math/science
projects with a NASA k12 outreach grant for the last 3 years.
The Mars Rover has been part of Virtual space camps and teleoperation from
area schools and homes. Chris, a students from an area middle school,
has been working on the Red Rover Goes to Mars project. He set up
an earth site at home. Clayton
Brooks, math department at Marshall, checked out the Red Rover "earth"
software on a Win 95 computer.
Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian
Creek Elementary LEGO SITE MAP
LEGO Links of Linda Hamilton
17 Sept MM