Tag: 2017

Model Train Tutorials

So you’re having a hard time making all those train parts? Watch the tutorials below to see how Jim does them. I find some of the methods he uses makes it easier to understand, especially with the cow catcher. He also uses different techniques, so you may actually end up learning something....

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Are there other VEX Parts?

Question: Do you have a list of all the VEX parts?  I want to order just a few, but I do not know what the part numbers are can you help? Answer: Sure can!  Ryan Stobaugh, CIM Master teacher, has put together an updated spreadsheet that has been updated with all of the parts with numbers and prices...

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The Lynxmotion AL5D V2: Putting it all together

So you have new Lynxmotion robots for your classroom, so now you have to build and wire them. I’ve put together 4 videos to help you assemble and wire them. This is not meant to replace the manual, but rather to supplement it. You can find the manual here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11.  Lots of new...

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Centering Servos

Question: How do you center the servos when you build your lynxmotion AL5D? Answer: Best way is to NOT turn the servos; like that’ll happen! There is a whole section in the new manual that can help you teach how servos work, so check the manual too! You can find it here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11. One...

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Wiring the Power for Lynx AL5D

Question: How do you wire the AL5D Lynxmotion robot arm for power? Answer: You really have to make sure that you do this right, or you will damage the SSC-32U and/or the power supply, and it will not work. So, start by reading the manual; you can find it Here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11. Also, see the video...

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How do you wire the Lynxmotion AL5D?

Question: How do you wire the AL5D Lynxmotion robot arm? That’s a lot of wires! Answer: Well, start by reading the manual; you can find it Here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11. Also, see the video below. .youtube_sc iframe.yp{display:none;}The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest...

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See you at the University of Texas at Tyler!

Well CTI’s have been doled out finally!  Jim will be at CalPoly Pomona, Ryan Dennes will be at the University of Kentucky & Bucknell and I will be at the University of Texas at Tyler with Ryan Stobaugh . There are a total of nine sessions going on for CIM throughout the summer so check your...

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2017 PLTW EOC CIM Final Exam

It’s that time of year again! I am now receiving at least 20 requests per week that sound something like this: ” Can you give/share/sell me your final exam questions, resources, study guides?”. The short answer is NO. District policy prevents me from sharing any assessment resources...

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