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ROBOTC available as FREE download for training this summer


The teams have spoken!
Three out of four teams at the FTC national championships programmed their prize-winning robots with ROBOTC this year.

Thanks to its real-time debugger, optimized code, free online training materials, and large forum support community, ROBOTC is quickly becoming the language of choice for the robotics competition community.

The Robotics Academy supports teams competing in ROBOFEST, the National Robotics Challenge, FTC, and the VEX competition, just to name a few.  And, this summer only, you can train with it for FREE!


Go to ROBOTC for Mindstorms to register to receive a free copy of ROBOTC that you can load onto either your personal computer or a classroom set of computers for training teachers and students to program LEGO and TETRIX robots this summer.

Go to ROBOTC for IFI to register to receive a free copy of ROBOTC to prepare teachers and students to program with VEX and Cortex robots.

Feel free to pass these links on to students, teachers, and hobbyists!

Teacher training at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy is filling fast!


Over the last five years over one thousand teachers from across the United States have come to Carnegie Mellon to receive training straight from the experts at the Robotics Academy. Remaining spots are filling fast!

To find out more about these classes, click here!

Can’t make it to Pittsburgh this year? Check out our online summer courses! Each course provides guided instruction with live instructors, using internet voice, video, and screen sharing technology to bring high-quality robotics instruction directly to your home,

office, or classroom.

To learn more about our Online Training, click here!

Use robotics to teach Science concepts


Have you considered using LEGO NXT robots to teach scientific principles like inquiry, or content like speed, heat, sound, and color? In Robot Science, students design and develop robotic prototypes that use powerful built-in data logging features of the NXT to collect experimental data and automatically generate graphs and tables for easy analysis.  Students use this data to generate and test hypotheses that lead not just to an understanding of these important scientific and technological concepts, but also the inquiry processes that drive science itself. Students even have a chance to apply their data gathering and interpretation skills in an engineering activity – the robot bridge inspection project.


Robot Science features five standards-based science and technology projects designed to teach scientific methodology and engineering process as students use sensors to investigate speed, heat, light, and sound. Each lesson includes:

  • Step-by-step video guidance for students
  • Worksheets and handouts
  • Quizzes, answer keys, and sample solutions for teachers
  • Lesson plans with classroom tips for each lesson

No prior NXT or programming experience is required. This product aligns with national math, science, and technology education standards. Unlock the scientific power of the NXT!

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Check out ROBOT Science here

Written by Vu Nguyen

June 9th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Posted in General News