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Robofiesta at the Shang!

Ego Systems and Shangri-La Plaza Corporation invite the public to view [email protected] Shang on August 25 and 26 as robotics teams from various schools come together at the mall’s Grand Atrium, showcasing the best in Philippine robotics to audiences both young and old as an influential avenue for education, industry, sport, and entertainment. Powered by Energizer and presented in cooperation with Felta Multi-Media Inc (National Organizer of the 6th Philippine Robotics Olympiad), the Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, with the support of the Department of Education and SmartBro, [email protected] Shang is designed as a creative event, enabling those with long-standing interest and work in robotics to showcase what Filipinos of various age brackets have come up with. Schools who have figured prominently in various city-wide, national and international competitions, and whose own academic and extra-curricular programmes provide their students with the creative zeal, will feature their works and share info on possible applications of robotics technology in various fields. Among these are Makati Science High School, Grace Christian High School, Colegio de San Agustin, Juan Sumulong High School, Novaliches High School, Manila Science High School, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of the Philippines Mobile Robotics Laboratory, Adamson University, AMA Computer University, and Batangas-based First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH), which won the championship in the World Robotics Olympiad held in Nanning, China last year. The event likewise seeks to bring out other robotics enthusiasts who have remained “undergound” as hobbyists, but whose yen for creativity in electronics design puts them in a league far removed from traditional model-makers. CP David of the Raya School will give a workshop on Basic Electronics for 7-year-olds, while Henry Chua of E-Gizmo Mechatronix Central will discuss their latest hexapod and biped robots.. Richard Taylor and his students at Manila Science High School will share their experience in “Learning Physics Through Robotics,” even as teams from Mapua, UP, and Adamson demonstrate robotic applications in industry , the military, and disaster recovery. [email protected] Shang invites school teams to join friendly competitions in sumo, line-trace and maze-navigation using the Lego Mindstorms series, while public schools who took part in the Makati Mayor’s Cup Robotics Series cap their Open Design Competition through a collective module on Robot Sports. Mylene Abiva-Sazon, president of Felta Multi-Media, will conduct an E-Lab for Lego Education, leading to father-son and father-daughter contests. . Curated by Susan Isorena-Arcega for Ego Systems Inc, RoboFiesta @The Shang also features Norman Crisologo’s array of vintage robots, collected during his...

New Theme

Time for a change I say. I was working on another site for my brother-in-law when I chanced upon this dark theme by Wolfgang Bartelme. This looks really clean, albeit dark. I’m gonna make some small changes soon so be kind 😉

It’s My Destiny

Finally! Internet connectivity has been restored and sanity is slowly returing. After 2 weeks of offline bliss, and lots of phone calls, I finally have new ISP. Shopping around for a new ISP has been pretty confusing. It seems, if you go by all the forum remarks and blog entries, there is not one credible and reliable ISP on the market, and I am inclined to think that’s true. But after much deliberation, I decided to go with Destiny Cable since………to heck with it since they were the only one available in my neck of the woods, aside from PLDT TheirDSL. How is it? Speed tests have been pretty encouraging to say the least. Here are a couple of tests from Speedtest.net. Bayantel. QC, Phils. San Francisco, CA London, UK Yokohama, Japan Upload speeds could be faster but heck you don’t see me complaining. Torrent downloads have been hitting a sustained speed of 170-180kb. Let’s see if this continues, as of now, I’m lovin’...

Philippine Blog Awards: We’re Nominated

Imagine my surprise to find Vespinoy as one of the nominees in the Sports and Recreation category of the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards. To whoever nominated me, you have my heartfelt thanks. We do our best here to bring the latest Vespa buzz to the local scene. And it’s a scene that’s growing everyday. So if I win I get to attend the snazzy awarding ceremonies and partake of free liquor…..YEAH! Congratulations to John’s blog for being nominated as...

Blog Parteeh ’07

Finally this is going to push through. After several small get togethers “the big one” has finally arrived. The Blog Parteeh! 2007 is the largest Philippine Blogger Meet-up ever and you don’t wanna miss out on this one: What: Blog Parteeh! 2007 When: January 27, 2007 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Where: 6th Floor (Poolside Area) Classica Tower 2 Condominium HV dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City 1200 This event is sponsored by: Sheero Media Solutions, MyJournal Philippines, FeedText, Inc., Migs Paraz, A Bugged Life, The Blog Herald, b5media blog network, About My Recovery, Pinoy.Tech.Blog, Enthropia, Inc., Krispy Kreme Philippines, GMA New Media, Awesome Philippines, Codamon.com, Boracay.com.ph, Recipes.com.ph, WebMaster.com.ph, Bouncing Red Ball, Bo Sanchez, Microwarehouse Inc. BlogParteeh07 Donors: Marc Javellana, Bubba Gump, e-YellowPages, Adobe User Group – Philippines, Weddings @ Work, Google Philippines, Hinge Inquirer Publications, Andrew dela Serna blogparteeh07 I was hoping to see old friends during this event but alas, a scheduled trip to Baguio had to take precedent over this. Anyway, who knows, I might change my mind at the last minute and attend, if they give me an invitation that is. Send the invitation...

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