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VEX Starstruck and VEX IQ Crossover Robot Virtual Worlds

 Robotics  Comments Off on VEX Starstruck and VEX IQ Crossover Robot Virtual Worlds
Apr 272016
 

RoboMatter has released the RobotC Virtual worlds for VEX Robotics Starstruck and VEX IQ Crossover.

Students are able to play matches for both games, where they can learn and test strategies over the summer.  The programmers on the team can also start working immediately on programming, while they wait for the design and build process to start.

VEX Robotics Competition & VEX IQ Competiton Hub Apps

 Robotics  Comments Off on VEX Robotics Competition & VEX IQ Competiton Hub Apps
Apr 272016
 

Check out the new VEX Robotics Competition & VEX IQ Competiton Hub apps! They are the ideal competition companions!

VRC Hub

The VRC Hub app is the ideal competition companion for teams, spectators, and event planners involved in the VEX Robotics Competition!  You can get it here: http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition/vrc-hub

  • Become an expert with a searchable, easy-to-use official game manual
  • Ensure you always have the latest rules with in-app alerts
  • Keep score at home with an intuitive calculator for the current game
  • Use the included timer to run your own practice matches (featuring official sounds!

VIQC Hub

The VIQC Hub app is the ideal competition companion for teams, spectators, and event planners involved in the VEX IQ Challenge!  You can get it here: http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/competition/viqc-hub

  • Become an expert with a searchable, easy-to-use official game manual
  • Ensure you always have the latest rules with in-app alerts
  • Keep score at home with an intuitive calculator for the current game
  • Use the included timer to run your own practice matches (featuring official sounds!)
Mar 242013
 

Let's rally for MOQ Robotics Team to help build our future in math and science.

Mary Our Queen Robotics is a program for Middle School students, which introduces them to real world applications of science, technology, engineering and math. Listen to the students from the MOQ Robotics team that qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championships, where they will compete with teams from over 20 other countries.

Any donation that you can make will help this Middle School Robotics Program continue to help these students:  https://rally.org/robotics

Jan 052013
 

We have a little announcement!Tara and I are expecting a baby this summer! Quite the blessing, we are excited to see the change this brings to our soon to be larger family. Too early to know if it's a boy or girl, we'll leave that guess work to everyone else for now (Yes we plan to find out later).

Tara has been doing well, although, she has gotten a 'sample' of many of the joys of the 1st trimester.

Help build the future engineers of tomorrow

 General  Comments Off on Help build the future engineers of tomorrow
Aug 072012
 

Help the Mary Our Queen Robotics team from Omaha, NE. The program expanded to four teams last year. For the 2012- 2013 school year, we have even more students interested in participating.

The teams of 6th-8th graders design, build and compete with their robots. These students are the future in engineering, science and math. We would like to buy a curriculum to enhance their learning and skills.

We also hope to qualify for post season play – State, Nationals and Worlds.

The Road to Omaha Run

 Running  Comments Off on The Road to Omaha Run
Jun 262011
 

Ran in the Inaugural ‘The Road to Omaha Run’. It was a nice 5k through Elmwood & Memorial Park. They had to move it due to flooding, but I thought it worked out great. Finished in 24:52, it’s around a 8 minute mile. That’s right at what I’m training, lately.

Looking forward to the next run: The Market To Market Relay.

College World Series

 General  Comments Off on College World Series
Jun 242011
 

Been enjoying the College World Series this year. The TD Ameritrade Park has been a wonder venue for the games. It seems like I’ve got to watch all of the South Carolina Games, which they’ve played well and made it to the Finals. Check out my Facebook page for the photos.

Check out the 2011 Road to Omaha Run

 Running  Comments Off on Check out the 2011 Road to Omaha Run
Jun 232011
 

I just signed up for the Road to Omaha 5k Run. Should be a fun run. This year the run will be at Elmwood Park. Deadline for signup is Friday, June 24th.

2011 Road to Omaha® Run
Race registration from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and number pick-up
Run begins at 9 a.m.
$20 age 18 and under $25 age 19 and over

Support the Midtown Neighborhood Alliance

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Jun 212011
 

Support the Midtown Neighborhood Alliance get your Fireworks from the at 78th & L.

Midtown Neighborhood Alliance Firework Stand
Stop by and get all of your Missouri equivalent fireworks. Omaha law changed this fall permitting the sales of the big Missouri fireworks in city limits. The store is open 8AM to 11PM everyday from June 25 to July 4. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Jim Farho at 402.212.5571 or at Jim.Farho@continuumww.com. Volunteers will be eligible to recieve a discount at the end of their shift. 4 shifts available: 1. 8AM to Noon 2. Noon to 5PM 3. 5PM – 11PM 4. OVERNIGHT 11PM – 8AM

Updated to the Gingerbread OS

 Technology  Comments Off on Updated to the Gingerbread OS
Jun 032011
 

Just updated my HTC EVO to the newer Gingerbread OS (Android 2.3). So far so good, hopefully it is better on the battery life. The UI has been updated and is cleaner to use. The new OS is better at garbage collection, which should give it better power usage.

Book: 12 Simple Secrets to Finding Fullfillment at Work

 Business, Day to Day Work  Comments Off on Book: 12 Simple Secrets to Finding Fullfillment at Work
May 302011
 

A month ago, Author Glenn Van Ekeren presented at Home Instead. A gifted motivational speaker, he did a great job of encouraging us to look at work differently. His presentation was full of ways to find passion in your day to day work, giving yourself a chance for a more fulfilling and productive life.
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Creighton beats Missouri State for the Conference Crown

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May 212011
 

TD Ameritrade Park

Watched the Creighton Baseball team beat Missouri State for the Missouri Valley Conference crown. It was a great day to enjoy the new TD Ameritrade Field.

Now the schedule for the Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament has been posted. Creighton will first play Bradley in Game 4 at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Robotics Tournament at Mount Michael

 Technology  Comments Off on Robotics Tournament at Mount Michael
Feb 162008
 

On Saturday, I watched one of the most innovative High School programs I’d ever seen. Mount Michael hosted a robotics tournament where 24 High School teams competed with robots they’d assembled from the Vex Robotics Design. Each team formed an alliance with another team, to compete in a rounds where their robots needed to pick up rings, move the posts, block opponents, and more. It was fun to see smart kids use their talent and have a great time at it.
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Culver Energy Efficiency World Wins Nebraska Addy

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Feb 112008
 

The work done on the Culver Energy Efficiency World project by David Day won a Nebraska Addy.  The website provides educational materials about energy efficiency and conservation for Teachers, Students and Parents.  As a member on this project, it was a fun project that has a positive impact on others.

I’m glad to see it be recognized, it is a very attractive set of material.  More importantly, the site has been a strong addition to Culver Company’s portfolio of educational material.
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