Precision Measurement: Why & How?

Mark from Haas Automation sets his sights on a topic that every machinist and every machine shop deals with on a daily basis. He looks at the tools and terms you need to become familiar with as you’re starting out making parts and measuring them.

Thanks to Haas Automation for this great video.

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LMS: Announcements

Question:

What are “announcements” used for in an LMS? Do you use them? How?

Answer:

 

Hold on Cowboy…. that’s three questions in one. I use them in class everyday, with every class. I especially like to be able to give my students content like files, or links that they will need in class that day. See the short video below that explains why and how.

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WORK UNPLUGGED: VEX ROBOT? IT ONLY WORKS WHEN TETHERED!

Question:

How do I get my robot to work when I unplug my cortex from the computer?

Solution:

Just change the setting you see in the picture here, and you will be all set! After you change this it will ask you to power cycle your cortex. Just turn it off and back on again, and it will run your program when it’s unplugged from your computer.

 

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PLATFORM TYPE: ERRORS WHEN COMPILING?

Question:

Why won’t my RobotC program compile today without errors, but it did yesterday?

Solution:

Probably because you forgot to change your Platform Type Settings.

This happens in my lab when a student uses a different computer.

Just make sure platform type is set to VEX 2.0 Cortex, and Natural Language PLTWis checked!

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