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Asimov's Laws of Robotics Getting a Rewrite?

Asimov's Laws of Robotics Getting a Rewrite?

Remember the laws of robotics from the movie I Robot? This was actually a book long before that, remember those? What you might not know is that Isaac Asimov, the famed science fiction writer, wrote science text books as well. No wonder a lot of his fiction is steeped in believable science! Look up his […]
Should I use Dobots?

Should I use Dobots?

So which robots should I use in my classroom? Dobots? Lynxmotion? Rotrics? Fanuc? Great question! Jim and I use Dobot’s exclusively in our classrooms for many reasons. One of which is because we wrote the curriculum for them: Teach and Playback and Blockly. Below we have come up with some justification for their use in […]
Tormach Post for Fusion 360

Tormach Post for Fusion 360

Question: I want to use Fusion 360 and post it to a Tormach machine. How do I do it? Answer: Well, all new versions of Fusion 360 should already come with the post processor installed, but if you have an older version, you can go to Tormach’s website and download any post that you want […]
Onshape Advanced Tools

Onshape Advanced Tools

So you think you know all there is to know after the basic tutorials huh? No no, that was just the tip of the iceberg! In this set of tutorials Jim shows us the more advanced tools like Loft, Helix, Wrap, Work Planes, and Sweep. There are also a couple projects you can do with […]
Control Systems: 8 Bit Computer

Control Systems: 8 Bit Computer

What a great way to allow a student to go above and beyond by building an example 8 bit cpu from a bunch of arduinos and other Digital Electronics class parts! This was a project i first found on Hackaday, and posted it here so that I could have an independent study student complete it […]
Winter Snowflake Challenge

Winter Snowflake Challenge

Youtube Playlist Snowflake Challenge Introduction: You have been approached by your high school’s tech club to help them design a snowflake style ornament for their annual fundraiser.  This year they would like to offer an ornament that has been laser cut.  They have a few requests for you to consider while helping them design this […]
Intro to Onshape - MASS STEM Hub

Intro to Onshape - MASS STEM Hub

Hey there! Hope you can make it to the training on Onshape basics! In this training we will be going over Lesson 1.5.2: Sketches, Extrusions & Revolutions. In case you missed, or you would just like some more support, here is a slew of video tutorials to help you out! In the video below, make […]
How Does PWM Work?

How Does PWM Work?

Question: What is PWM, and how does it work to control a motor or any other output? Answer: PWM stands for Pulse Width Modulation and allows you to easily control an output in a digital system. Some things that you can control with it might be the speed of a DC motor, or the brightness […]
Onshape Assemblies

Onshape Assemblies

Question: Hello, Does anyone have a simple assembly video for OnShape?  Answer: Are you using a Chromebook? That makes it a bit more challenging, and you may want to try watching this video first. If not, watch the video below. Still having troubles? Check out the Methodology below, and watch the video clip! Follow this […]

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