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Making Moodle at Penguicon 2016
by Matthew Switlik - Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:49 PM

I gave a talk at this past Penguicon titled Making Moodle: From Community to Code. It covered what Moodle is, where it came from, and how the open source community coordinates so many people to make it all happen. I was really happy with the attendance and I got a lot of great questions about Moodle and what it can do. 

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Robot Fight Club
by Matthew Switlik - Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:20 PM

The Robot Fight Club software is available at my GitHub account. I'll be re-posting the 3D model files soon in their own github project. The current "Stackbot" design is meant to be a versatile base to start any tabletop size robot project with an Arduino, Beaglebone Black, or Raspberry Pi.  The layers are meant to be stacked to fit a projects needs.  Each layer can be attached with simple flat toothpicks, small screws, or gluing.

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Penguicon Challenge!!!
by Matthew Switlik - Friday, 2 May 2014, 2:17 PM

Win a free set of lasercut parts for the current Robot Fight Club prototype (RC 1.1).  All you have to do it beat my current CodeCombat.com entries in Dungeon Arena.

As of 2:00pm 5/2/2014 My Human code is ranked #77 and my Ogre code is ranked #22.

Be the first person to beat me and email me a link to the battle or proof of your higher ranking in either race and I'll give you the parts at the convention.

Challenge ends by the start of closing ceremonies on Sunday.