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CodeHS Programming

posted Dec 28, 2013, 4:32 PM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Feb 3, 2014, 11:57 AM ]

Follow these instructions:

Sign up for a Student Account.
1. Students go to and sign up there. They will receive an email with instructions.
2. The instructions will tell them to go to
3. At this link, students can fill in their info. The class code should be something like MT0056 and will be told to them on the CodeMontana website. If they can't find it, they can just use MT0001 since it doesn't actually matter which class they are in.
4. Then, they should be signed up to get access for 90 days.
5. Students should now switch classes by visiting this link: and inputting your class code, 71D8

Quick how to:


You will work through these coding challenges independently.  I will assign check points to let you know where you should be by certain dates. However, you may work ahead if you choose, but don't fall behind as this is part of your class grade.

Robot "Self" Checklist

posted Nov 18, 2013, 4:37 PM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Nov 18, 2013, 4:37 PM ]

All teams.  Please read and review this message below:

The FTC Game Manual Part 1 stipulates that teams are to self-inspect their robots prior to competition (RG02).  To make that process simpler, we've created the 
FTC Team Robot Inspection Checklist.  Following this checklist will help you identify problem areas ahead of time and speed your time through inspection on event day. 

TeamRegistration on STIMS

posted Oct 22, 2013, 7:15 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Dec 10, 2013, 9:39 AM ]

Each team member needs to complete this online registration, and direct their parents to complete this as well, once they have registered.

Go here, and follow directions...

Also, please go to the FTC Team list spreadsheet and update your team info with your desired "Team Nick Name"  You will find your Team Number here as well.

CS2N Update

posted Oct 15, 2013, 2:05 PM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Nov 18, 2013, 9:32 AM ]

What you should be getting done during independent learning time:
  1. Complete Section #4 by watching the videos and reading the information. 
    1. Do Labyrinth Challenge using encoders
        1. Window>select virtual world to use>Curriculum companion tables 3.0
        2. Robot>Compiler Target>virtual worlds
        3. Robot>Platform type>Lego Mindstorms NXT
        4. Robot>Motors & Sensors Setup>Standard Models>RVWRembot
        5. File>New>Virtual World Template
      2. To get credit you must show your code to your teacher and it MUST include nMotorEncoder code to complete the challenge. 
    2. Take Sensing - Encoder Quiz (be sure to review section resources to refresh your understanding)
Skip Palm Island checkpoint #2 
  1. Move on and complete Section #5 Light Sensors
    1. Review all Lessons and Resources
    2. Complete the Table Bot #2 Challenge (be sure to change Virtual Worlds to Curriculum Companion)
      1. Submit code
    3. Take the quiz (good luck!)

Must Watch Resources

posted Oct 9, 2013, 5:56 PM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Oct 15, 2013, 1:51 PM ]

As your team gets ready to take on the challenge of designing, building and programming a robot for this years challenge, there are some great resources available to you.  Take advantage of this learning... Here is an example 

Getting Started with ROBOTC and RVW

posted Sep 16, 2013, 11:08 AM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Sep 16, 2013, 11:09 AM ]

Go to CS2N 

Review the 4 tutorials on "Getting Started with ROBOTC and RVW"
  • Proceed with CS2N Sectioni #2 Robot Movement

Monday, 9-10-13 building a test bed

posted Sep 8, 2013, 10:55 AM by Kevin Ruble   [ updated Sep 9, 2013, 10:34 AM by MrRob Reynolds ]

Monday - Wed. assignment- Click on the RobotC Trainer link to the right. Select the Fundamentals button and read the info on that page. Then click on the TETRIX Hardware link. You need to review all 9 pages of information in this section. Yes, it is a lot and you don't need to read every word but it is crucial information that you need to at least know is there for future reference so please spend some time reviewing it.

Next, click on the Setup button and read the info on the right half of this screen. Now click on TETRIX Setup .

You will now watch the "TETRIX Testbed" videos and follow the Testbed 1 & Testbed 2 instructions. DO NOT PRINT THE INSTRUCTIONS, just have them on your screen or a mobile device to read them.

Section 1 - Introduction to Programing

posted Sep 5, 2013, 10:48 AM by Kevin Ruble   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 6:38 AM by MrRob Reynolds ]

Friday, 9-5-13

From your CS2N site, go to Groups and select View for the group you joined yesterday.

Scroll down to Section 1 -Introduction to Programming. Work through this section, watching the videos and looking at the additional resources.

Take the quiz INDIVIDUALLY. Do not get help from your neighbor taking these quizzes. 

CS2N Account

posted Sep 4, 2013, 3:55 PM by MrRob Reynolds   [ updated Sep 8, 2013, 8:43 AM ]

Create an account using your TeamEureka account info
Go to

Once you have an account created and verified go to >Groups tab, then under >Actions window paste the group code below to join our classroom group.

Group Code 

This will be the platform that we use to access and complete work for this class.

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