28 Nov '12, 6pm

Ham Radio vs Robotics for Luring Kids into Technology - Electronic Design (blog)

I'm turning the place over to Brian Cieslak, K9WIS,who writes about his personal experiences with FIRS T, an organization that runs robotic competitions for kids. I answered Brian’s CQ on 20 meters, and in the ensuing QSO, I mentioned that I was just back from Renesas’ DevCon in Orange County, where Renesas had turned over an entire lunch session, packed with hundreds of engineers, to Dean Kamen, so that Kamen could encourage attendees to participate in the program. (Wikipedia says: “FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 to develop ways to inspire students in engineering and technology fields. The organization is the foundation for the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST LEGO League, Junior FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions.”) I remarked to Brian that I admired the pr...

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