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Name: Deanna Marshall
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Robot groupie/junkie. Program Development Specialist AstroDay Institute, Hilo, Hawaii (www.astroday.net) Responsible for developing and supporting robot programs. Primary focus K - 12 as feeder to college, commercial, competition and hobby robotic programs. Presently residing in Hilo, Hawaii (east side of Big Island). Have fallen into intermedia/high school robotic programs (FIRST, botball & HURC) here in paradise. Co-coordinator of robotfest.com (2001 - 2006), Linthicum, Maryland (www.robotfest.com) Have infected entire family and teenage son's friends w/bot fever. Tell-tell symptom being the many bot drawings and designs being found on napkins, backs of envelopes, receipts, or anything that resembles paper around the house.

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Last Friday marked the 2nd Graduating class from Hilo Youth Robotics Summer Enrichment program.

Lots of smiles. Lots of happy parents. Lots and Lots of happy campers!

Robot Summer Camp session #3 got underway today @ 8:00 am.

Continued tweaking the dance routine for Robbie. Couldn't get as much done as I would have liked because Robbie's left shoulder and elbow servo aren't responding.

My husband, Bruce, performed surgery on his left elbow last week and replaced the servo. I was too terrified to watch. I just couldn't watch all his little innerds being splayed out like that, oh the horror!

Sometime this week Robbie has to go under the screwdriver again, this time Bruce is going to crack his breastplate to replace his left shoulder servo. It helps to have a Doctor in the house.

I think I'll take 2 Valium and blog the next day.

After pulling my hair out for a bit, I've got Robbie (my foster RoboNova 1) dancing around the house. I'll post the link to the video soon.

Video from my first attempt last month at modifying the sample template is on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNs9ZxSUUuc

My son, Agyei, has been mentoring @ session 2 of the robot summer camp. 19 boys and only 1 girl in this session.

Agyei's comment regarding the boys @ the camp: if they'd stop trying to top each other and just listen, a whole lot more would get done.

Couldn't have said it better myself!

Hey! The girlz camp made the front cover of the printed Herald Tribune -- online version is not always up to date-- more pictures on our website http://www.astroday.net/HYRcamp.html (scroll all the way to the bottom for show and tell pictures!)

check out http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/ maybe tomorrow.

22 Jun 2006 (updated 22 Jun 2006 at 08:55 UTC) »

Well, we're about to conclude the 1st session of Hilo Youth Robotics summer camp. The girlz have been very busy and wow! what they've accomplished is amazing. http://www.astroday.net/HYRcamp.html

I've spent the past few days, afternoons and nights programming Robbie, my foster Robonova bot.

My husband was so sweet, he printed out the robobasic manual for me and had it bound, which just makes life so much easier.

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