Building Robots at School

June 1, 2010

The Trig Game

Filed under: Uncategorized — dtengineering @ 12:18 pm

Okay… this is not really a robotics thing, per se, but it is a little piece of code that I threw together for my Essentials of Math 10 students to practice their trigonometry skills. It works, but isn’t completely finished in the sense that there are no directions or no start screens, and I want to improve the animations a bit.

But for a few hours work with Game Maker, it does what I needed it to do. And speaking of Game Maker… I’ve used it for two years with Grade 10 and 11 animation students… it is a fabulous way to introduce students to programming. The free download will work for most kids, but the upgrade to the full package is a very good value, too… even within my budget!

Feel free to use the Trig Game, and definitely take time to check out Game Maker. Download Trig Game 4 as a zip file here.


VEX Workshop 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — dtengineering @ 10:55 am

PYRS VEX Workshop 2010The Pacific Youth Robotics Society is pleased to present the 2010 VEX Professional Development workshop, June 23-25 at Gladstone Secondary.

The workshop was quite successful last year (see post… below) and we’re looking forward to doing it over again with a few new twists and turns.

Registration and information is attached as a pdf file.

Moving to BCIT

Filed under: Uncategorized — dtengineering @ 10:49 am

After 12 years at David Thompson Secondary, and 13 years of teaching high school technology, science and math classes, I’m looking forward to something new this fall. I’ll be teaching Electronics, Structures and Materials to students in the Technology Teacher Education Program at BCIT.

I’m looking forward to sharing a passion for these subjects, along with the many lessons I have learned from my high school students, with BC’s up and coming new shop teachers.

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