Cloud Chamber

At the Family Science Day, the Cloud Chamber booth experienced technical difficulties and was unsuccessful at demonstrating particle traces. Sometime science experiments are finikey! After the event the cloud chamber was reset and started working properly. Here are some photos and videos.

 

 

Great Sunday Meetup!

WREC had a great meetup today! Students and parents participated in a number of different activities including: Wiring crystal radios Assembling the FTC robot: Started mounting electronics Completed setup of electronics test bench Completed configuration of both cell phones Next challenge is to solve an issue with incompatible software versions between the two phones. More…

Robot Makes Hole-In-One

LDRIC, a robot named after Tiger Woods’ birth name (“Eldrick,” phonetically), knocked in a hole-in-one on the 16th hole of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona on Wednesday. LDRIC, short for Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry, was created by pro golfer Gary McCord and Golf Laboratories, a company that builds robots to test…

Salamander Robot

Roboticist Auke Ijspeert designs biorobots, machines modeled after real animals that are capable of handling complex terrain and would appear at home in the pages of a sci-fi novel. The process of creating these robots leads to better automata that can be used for fieldwork, service, and search and rescue. But these robots don’t just…