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Dynamics of the centrifugal governor : Lagrange method with Vex simulation example

This post derives the equations of motion for a motor driving a variable centrifugal load similar to what one would see on the classical steam engine centrifugal speed governor first invented by James Watt. 1,185 more words


A national first for Oldham families

IT’S BEEN a long time coming but finally there is an ethical alternative weekly payment store – a national first – and it’s right here in Oldham. 851 more words

Audit firm governance needs to reflect the public interest

Is audit quality good enough? In large part that must depend on how well firms that carry out audits are run, and the Financial Reporting Council has opened a consultation on its governance code for such firms. 1,164 more words

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SCOTUS Marriage Decision Could Shut Down Your College

Whoever thought that religious liberty had the stipulation of, you can believe what you want, but the government has the right to discriminate if your views don’t align with theirs?  500 more words

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Vex Note: How a single flywheel ball shooter minimizes the effect of ball mass variations

Nothing but Net 2015/2016 competition game involves shooting 4 inch balls that can have a 10% variation in mass.    We know that trajectory range ,R = V^2/g*sin(2*theta) so it  is dependent upon the square of the ball release speed , V, and shooter elevation, theta.   609 more words


Outreach Opportunities for FL FIRST Teams

The following FIRST Outreach Opportunities have been out to team contacts.  If you’re interested in any of these, please follow instructions for registering:

  • Morikami Museum Robot Day, Delray Beach – July 18 – We’re looking for 2 FRC and 2 FTC teams and 1 FLL team.  
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Pre-Season Workshops - Tampa Bay

A series of FIRST teams workshops are being offered in the Tampa Bay area, beginning June 1.  Sessions are appropriate for all programs, and will be hosted at the Hillsborough County Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) at 2101 East Palm Avenue Tampa, FL 33605 ( Ybor City).   170 more words

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