My 51st Patent has issued
I am greatly appreciative of FIRST for recognizing the hard work of our team in developing the Samantha module and awarding me the 2011 FTC Volunteer of the year.
We are very proud of the team we coach - Team 2901 - The Purple Gears - from Cardinal Gibbons High School - for winning the Inspire Award at the North Carolina FIRST Tech Challenge 2011 Aggieland Championship and making it to the World Championship in St. Louis. Along the way, the kids also managed to submit a US Patent for their Folding Forklift design. And yes for those of you who are asking, that is indeed chain mail made out of aluminum pop-tabs.
My wife and I are continuing to improve the code for the Samantha Module providing 802.11 support for a Lego Mindstorms NXT which was used for the entire 2010 FTC Season and is now an integral part of the FIRST Tech Challenge program.
Our Picmas Tree was featured on the front cover of the November 2008 issue of Nuts and Volts Magazine.