This paper would be beyond most high kids but using Google as an example of an application of parallel processing would be an excellent idea!
A good example of how robots can benefit mankind.
We want to teach the students some Web site design including CSS. I went looking for simple designs that still looked nice.
http://www.oswd.org/files/designs/3475/twozero/ – really nice but a bit complex
http://www.oswd.org/files/designs/2727/purple_perfection/ – really, really nice but even more complex
Very nice simple but complete intro to CSS.
This whole site http://www.debbietdesigns.com/learn/ is very good!
Eliza is the best known Artificial Intelligence program in the world. It is also one of the oldest. Created in the early 1960’s by MIT scientist Joseph Weizenbaum and named after Eliza Doolittle, its mission was to attempt to replicate the conversation between a psychoanalyst and a patient
nxtasy.org has an article about making your NXT speak
The remote lets you set the speed and chose between break and float on both motors. Also you can reverse the motor direction if needed. The remote has been tested on Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 6.
We have always wanted to do some kind of lesson on mathematical modeling of a physical system.
We thought of modeling a catapult. Here are some resources.
1. http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~oddharry/blide/vtreb.html An applet that simulates a trebuchet
2. http://www.algobeautytreb.com/trebmath35.pdf – a long paper on the model for a trebuchet. Amazing!
Here are some ideas for modeling other physical system: http://www.utm.edu/staff/caldwell/classes/451/ProjectList.html
More ideas: http://www.dlt.ncssm.edu/algebra/HTML/10.htm
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