Maker Faire

Vex Robotics Decathlon Racing

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Robotics

Day/Time: Saturday and Sunday

Location: Competitions

We will set up two 4x8 foot oval tracks and a couple of robots so Maker Faire attendees can try their hand at racing around the track, get a sense of what can be done with a RadioShack Vex kit, and talk with high school students to learn of the impact of robotics to math and science education in an area where most kids don't graduate high school, let alone transfer to college.

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Presented by

Tom Murphy
Professor of Computer Science
Contra Costa College

Tom Murphy is a bringer of chaos to overly structured groups. He is director of Contra Costa College High Performance Computing Regional Education and Training Center. He is a theatrical and film actor, mathematician, founder of West County Robotics, and coach of the Hitchhikers Robotics Team.