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bio website robotclub.ab.ca
location Alberta, Canada
age 34
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seen Feb 4 at 3:40

I was a professional video-game developer in Vancouver. Now I'm working at a Mac sysadmin in rural Southern Alberta.

I'm a competent C++ programmer, I love python, I've learned a little bit about Objective-C, and, of late, I'm programming in Smalltalk (Squeak), hacking on Scratch to help kids learn robotics.


Feb
19
accepted What are the angles used in angle connectors and liftarms?
Feb
19
comment What are the angles used in angle connectors and liftarms?
Aha! I knew there was a reason for the angle on the lift arm. Thank you. I did try connecting a number of angle bricks (of the same type) together with axles to see if I could make a complete circle, and it didn't work. I'll have to try again; maybe my axles are bent.
Feb
19
asked What are the angles used in angle connectors and liftarms?
Jan
10
comment What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?
I think the caster is the right-most piece in the diagram of the educational set. Building casters for the NXT was a real pain, so I'm hoping that both sets include it!
Jan
10
comment What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?
Ah. I think the link to Robot Square you want is: robotsquare.com/2013/01/07/lego-mindstorms-ev3-tnew-robots
Jan
10
comment What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?
I believe that the education kit will come with a rechargeable battery.
Jan
10
awarded  Scholar
Jan
10
accepted What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?
Jan
10
comment What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?
Do we know if the retail set comes with a castor wheel?
Jan
10
awarded  Student
Jan
10
asked What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?
Dec
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
20
comment Remote Control option NXT Mindstorms
Would you please provide a link to one of the videos?
Jan
29
answered How to calibrate NXT motors to travel the same distance?
Dec
13
comment Where can I download the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 IDE?
Joubarc, you are quite welcome. I was pleased and surprised that LEGO made the software available like that, too.
Dec
12
answered Where can I download the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 IDE?
Nov
15
awarded  Supporter
Nov
14
awarded  Teacher
Nov
14
awarded  Autobiographer