Author Archives: Lucas Allen

Texas Instruments Releasing New Robotic Rover

Texas Instruments Releasing New Robotic Rover

In all the excitement of my recent move, I haven’t found a chance to comment on Texas Instruments’ very interesting announcement last month that they are release a robotic vehicle, the TI-Innovator Rover. The TI-Innovator Rover is designed to work with either with any TI-Nspire CX model or the TI-84 Plus CE.  Check out the video below for a high level demonstration of the Rover in action.

In addition to your graphing calculator, you’ll also need a TI-Innovator Hub. If you missed my TI-Innovator review a while back, the idea is that students learn to code right on their Texas Instruments graphing calculators, and then those commands perform physical actions and/or collect data. The Rover should take this up even another level, and I’m excited to see it in action. Stay tuned, as I intend to have a review of the TI-Innovator Rover in the coming months.

TI-Innovator Ranger Demo and Code

TI-Innovator Ranger Demo and Code

A few weeks back, I added my review of the TI-Innovator. I had a couple of demos in that review, and I’ve been adding an explanation and code so interested teachers and students can try them out in their own classrooms. In this post, I’m taking the TI-Innovator Ranger for a spin. The Ranger technology… Continue Reading

TI-Innovator Hub Demo

I recently added a review of the TI-Innovator. I had a couple of simple demos in there, and I promised I’d show how I did them later. Here’s the first of two blog posts explaining one of those demos. This one is really simple, just playing a few notes from the original Super Mario Bros… Continue Reading

TI-Innovator Review

TI-Innovator Review

  A few months back, Texas Instruments announced a new STEM education product they had developed that would encourage kids to develop coding skills right on their graphing calculators, the TI-Innovator. The Innovator would work with either the TI-Nspire CX family or the TI-84 Plus CE, the latest generation of Texas Instruments graphing calculators. I… Continue Reading

How to Draw Mario on the TI-Nspire

A few months back I had some time on my hands and did a post on how to graph Mickey Mouse with the TI-Nspire. Today I found myself in the same situation and decided to try my hand with the classic Nintendo character Mario on the Nspire. I imposed the same rules on myself as… Continue Reading

Texas Instruments Announces TI-Innovator

Texas Instruments Announces TI-Innovator

UPDATE: I have posted a hands on TI-Innovator review. Continuing to build their brand as a way to teach and learn STEM skills in the classroom, Texas Instruments has announced exciting new hardware, the TI-Innovator Hub. The TI-Innovator was created using the TI LaunchPad™ Board technology and is designed as a classroom tool that introduces students… Continue Reading