Monthly Archives: December 2014

Packt’s $5 eBonanza returns

So I am buying Alejandro a Kindle for XMAS.  I was thinking what should I get for him to download, and I found this offer!  Packt has a huge range of books.  Most of them are primarily e-books.  So this is a great chance to find some winter reading!  And you can even pre-order my […]

3D Printing

So recently, we at BUA have begun to play with 3D Printing.  Two alums (Craig Broady and Parker Porfilio) work at FormLabs. We had the Printer up and running at our FIRST LEGO League tournament! We already printed a part for our robot!  It is an grey box to hold an electronics board to hold […]

UAV Here come the drones

The Spring Meeting of the New England Section of AAPT will be on the Drones.   I am in the midst of organizing this meeting. So are Drones in the news? A lot of people are getting drones for XMAS according to Bloomberg. “If you find a drone under the Christmas tree next week, it […]

My new book is almost out!!

I am happy to announce the title –  Learning LEGO Mindstorms EV3 on the Packt website.  This is My second book that is published !!!!   Book Type – Maxi Print Price (US) – $41.99 eBook Price (US) – $25.99 Expected Publication Date – 27th January 2015

Laser Weapons

Reuters just recently posted a video of Star Wars like weapons. I had to share this. You can view an older video of the Laser Weapons from 2010 here. Back when I was in high school, there was talk of Reagan’s Star Wars program to shoot lasers up at Battle Mirrors and bounce them down […]

Why STEM Education?

Here is a great video posted recently on the LEGO Engineering website where Chris Rogers explains why we need STEM education.  There is a transcript of this video at the above link.

CEEO Grand Re-Opening

On Thursday Leonardo and I attended the Grand Reopening of the CEEO at Tufts. They were having the Ribbon Cutting. Here, Leonardo was building an EV3 Robot for a non-wheeled robot race Leonardo Won!  Mainly because his robot went forward and the others went backwards. Here, Leonardo is playing a real live gain of space […]