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Students at Seattle’s John Muir Elementary School take part in Amazon’s Future Engineering Robotics Program designed to give kids a four-part childhood-to-career opportunity. (Image credit: Amazon)   Amazon has announced the funding of computer sciences and robotics programs for 30 Title-1 public schools in the Seattle area, as part of the company’s Future Engineer endeavor. Each school will receive a grant aimed at inspiring students by granting access to computer scienc ...
Although most “coding robots” I’ve ever seen end up in a toy box never to be used again, this one seems a little more useful.   iRobot Corporation, one of the top companies in consumer robots, has unveiled the Root coding robot and announced plans to add it to their product line through Robot Robotics. The technology at first was coded by a funding group at the Wyss Institute found at Harvard University and is mainly used for ease-of-use educational purposes in a fun and ...
Our battery design has come a long way from last year’s competition, with main advancements relating to BMS data recording and case modularity. The cell model we have chosen to use is the HG2 from LG. It boasts a high continuous discharge current of 20A, as well as a high capacity of 3Ah. In pursuit of a high efficiency, this year we have made the switch from a 48V system to 36V, changing our battery arrangement from 13S4P (13 cells in series, 4 in parallel) to 10S5P, allowing us to in ...