FIRST STRONGHOLD robotics competition Chargers team photo

Robotics Update from the Playing Field

By Mike Gianfagna on March 24, 2016 from

For those competitive folks out there – which is probably everyone – here is an update on the eSilicon-sponsored robot I spoke of last month. I’m happy to report that our team finished fourth in a field of 24. As of now, they have a good chance of making it to the state-level competition. On ... continue reading

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Robotics – Let the Games Begin

By Mike Gianfagna on February 24, 2016 from

Right before the year-end holidays I posted a blog about a robot competition under Science Fair – Redefined. I am happy to report that the team we’re sponsoring – The Chargers – are putting the finishing touches on their robot entry to the competition. The games will begin soon. I continue ... continue reading


DAC Finds a New Voice

By Mike Gianfagna on January 28, 2016 from

DAC stands for Design Automation Conference. Everyone: please stop saying “the DAC conference”.  This may not be as widespread as folks calling an automated teller machine an ATM machine, but it’s still odd. But I digress… This year, the 53rd DAC will be held in Austin, Texas starting ... continue reading