Tag: robotics

Your good deed for the day: Help Cascade Locks, Oregon, fund a permanent LEGO robotics program

Remember that awesome #FutureBus from Beaverton School District? You know that Magic-School-Bus-ish mobile makerspace that allows students in the district to creatively engage with technology and making? Obviously, it was designed to be taken on the road. But I just learned that they took it on a road trip. To Cascade Locks, Oregon. And that experiment resulted in an interesting experience—and an opportunity.

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Looking for something fun and geeky for Saturday? Check out competitive robots!

The Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics tournament is an annual competition modeled after varsity sports, pitting high school student teams and their full-size robots—some weighing hundreds of pounds and standing as much as six feet tall—against one-another on a playing field about the size of a basketball court. Read More

I, for one, welcome our robot overlords controlled by teenagers

It’s that time of year again. You know, the annual robot invasion. Students and their robots have once again taken over Memorial Coliseum for today and tomorrow. And you’re invited to join in on the technical carnage that is this entertaining bot vs bot competition. Read More

Robots invade Portland! Frisbee-flinging machines compete this weekend

Portland is a city where young people go to retire!” Not so fast Portlandia—we know the needs of today’s workforce are driven by tech, digital, mobile computers, and robotics, and the smart young minds of Portland students are fully engaged. Read More

Oregon FIRST Robotics: Nurturing the tech workforce by making geeks cool

In spite of a vibrant startup culture in the northwest that we all love, among a business community that embraces technology and nurtures innovation, Oregon tech employers and the regional economy face a workforce problem. Read More

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