The Last Taquito

Skill Spotting Sunday: Tim can place a piece of chex mix on his foot, kick it up into the air, and catch it in his mouth. We never said we weren’t a multi-talented bunch.

edited to add: Tim is not the only one with superior eating ability. I managed to get it on the first try. However, the experiment did not have adequate repeatability.

Hannah, Liam, and Benjin were all doing a practice exercise attempting to make the bots move in “Squarular Spirals”. Hannah was working with the Create, while Liam and Benjin coded for the simpler XBC. Both robots spun in plenty of circles (well, squares) of increasing size, thus accomplishing the goal and allowing our software people to learn a few new pieces of code.

he missed.Liam and Benjin were disappointed when Hannah’s spirals beat theirs simply because of Anthony’s faulty wheel construction. After some tinkering, though, Anthony has promised that we could attach a 10 lb. weight to the wheel and it would not break off; if anything happened, the entire Servo would fall off. But at least we won’t lose a wheel ever again.

The hardware guys have created a new Tribble Chucker, apparently capable of throwing Tribbles about ten feet.

“It’s very cool,” stated Mr. Newcastle, “but I’m not sure if it’s at all useful.”

Ben, Tim, and Hannah also played a bit of Tribble basketball, tossing the Tribbles into the pipes. Of course, missing was frequently blamed on the pompoms’ lack of aerodynamic qualities.

Plans are being made for the first feature-length film from BotCave Productions, Inc., entitled The Last Taquito. The film would not be suitable for small children because of its graphic violence and epic battle scenes.