[Grassroots-l] Fwd: DC FIRST Robotics at NECC

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Wed Jun 24 09:21:56 EDT 2009

A couple other data points:
The scratch team is working on releasing 1.4 as a Sugar activity via
the activities library.  We don't think we have an ETA yet.
Bernie ported Sugar to an embedded board called the Beagle Board a
couple of months ago.  It would be very cool for using sugar as a
interface for controlling and programing robots.


On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 6:51 AM, Kevin Cole<dc.loco at gmail.com> wrote:
> Heads up DC locals!
> I just received e-mail from the regional director of FIRST (For
> Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics, and
> she tells me that Denise Lewis, the DC Assistant Regional Director and
> DC Senior Mentor, will be at NECC.
> Given the stuff we're talking about doing with HacDC
> (http://hacdc.org/), Scratch boards, SoaS, etc and the fact that the
> DC
> Robotics folks did the Scratch Day in Takoma Park while we were doing
> Scratch Day in Arlington, this seems like a good time to meet and show
> off the 15 XO's we're bringing to the party. (I don't know what toys
> she's bringing.)
> For those of you unfamiliar with FIRST, it was founded by Dean Kamen,
> the inventor of the Segway (among several other things), "To transform
> our culture by creating a world where science and technology are
> celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and
> technology heroes." according to the official web site. Learn more at:
> http://www.usfirst.org/who/default.aspx?id=34
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