Need Some Distance Learning Ideas for COVID-19?

Here’s a short list of some of the things that you could do in CIM class with your kiddos while trying out distance learning. All will require a computer (That’s what the C in “CIM” stands for!) and some will require software downloaded… but feel free to change them...

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What else do we need to teach CIM?

Question: What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend? Answer: We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right below this...

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NEW! Lynxmotion AL5D PLTW Guide

Question: The guide for building the Lynxmotion AL5D robot is not easy to follow. Do you have any suggestions for building the robot? Answer: Of course we do!  #1: Robotshop & Lynxmotion put out a brand new guide that can be found HERE. The new guide is very easy to follow with great step by step...

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How Do I Handshake Between Two VEX Cortexes?

Question: I have two machines connected to 2 VEX Cortexes and I want to make them talk to one another using inputs and outputs. How do I do this? Answer: This is called handshaking, and you will need two computers running RobotC Software, and 2 VEX cortex’s  to do this. Below is a worksheet...

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How do I Handshake Lynx Robot to Lynx Robot

Question: I have two lynxmotion robots, and I want to make them talk to one another via inputs and outputs. How do I do this? Answer: You will need two robot arms using SSC32U controllers, a few 4N25 optical isolators a few resistors, FlowArm software and some wires and a breadboard and you are ready...

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How Do I start My Lynxmotion Robot With SSC-32U?

Question: How do I get my Lynxmotion robot to connect with my computer? I have the new USB version of the SSC-32. Answer: It is a little bit different, in that there is now only one switch, and it will connect every single time, as long as you follow the right steps.  The steps are listed below and...

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