Allen Clupny


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Welcome to Rio Rancho Middle School Automation and Robotics

Hello, My name is Allen Clupny
Just a bit of information about me. I am a retired member of the U.S. Air Force. While there I was an electronic and mechanical technician working on various aircraft systems and sub-systems. Additionally, I worked at Intel in equipment maintenance, process and operations. All that to say I'm new to teaching, but not technology concepts. This is my second year at RRMS teaching Robotics. I am grateful for all the teachers and administration who continue to help me become the teacher best suited for your students. 

The Next Week (Dec 6-15)
7/8th Grade 
-  The students will finish the Drafting Bot" project this week. For their final project, the student will build a airplane mock-up and program toe robot to maneuver through an simulated airport. This task will combine several skills the students have already learned. 
There is also a new set of vocabulary terms that the students will get this week and the open notes quiz will be next Thursday. The list of words and definitions can be found on this webpage in the Useful Links under "Airport Vocabulary List" by Friday of this week. The students should check to see if they have the definitions written correctly.

6th Grade (Intro To Robotics)
 
- Their final challenge for understanding circumference is to complete a maze that A-MAZE. This is an event of the RoboRave International competition held next May. 
All Classes
The semester is nearly over and Finals are on the 18th and 19th. 
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 If your student does their work everyday they will succeed. It's about being consistent.
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 This class is designed to be more like a job. As any (employee), students are expected to work well every day, all day. In that vein of thought, daily grades will be worth 50 points and tests will be worth the same. (However, the Final and PowerPoint presentation are worth 100 points.). 10 points will taken after a student is notified the first time he/she is off task. Additional points (10 each time) will be taken with each time a student is off task.I will have posters on the wall to remind students off these facts in the next couple of weeks. 
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