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Bill Fly the Robot Guy - Triangles


Entry ID #: 486
Created: Sat, Jan 7, 2012 11:10 PM

In today's episode, watch and learn as a robot builder (Bill Fly the Robot Guy) from VEX Robotics Competition team 3129A, the Green MacHHHHine, teaches you about the many uses and practical applications of triangles in robotics. By watching this humorous spoof on the popular television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy", you will learn the best ways to make important structures in your robot strong and at perfect right angles to each other. You'll even hear from some "Way Cool Scientists" and learn a "Nifty Home Experiment" that you can use on your robots at home! This video covers everything from the Pythagorean Theorem to turning rectangles into triangles. They say to beware of Greeks bearing gifts, but in this case, you don't have to worry, Pythagoras's gift of the Pythagorean Theorem has been tested and proven to work.

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