SA teen on top at Red Bull Ring

first_imgChampionshipVan der Linde now leads the championship with 80 points after three rounds with six remaining. Gatting is second with 72 points. “I had a great start in race two and made up a lot of places on the opening lap. Once I got to the front, it was just a case of maintaining the pace and making no mistakes. “I’m very happy with my first Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup victories at the Red Bull Ring, which is a new circuit to me.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material PodiumWith fellow South African Pepper, like Van der Linde just 16 years of age, third, it was a proud moment for the two Johannesburg teenagers as they stood on the podium with 19-year-old Michelle Gatting of Denmark, who finished second. Van der Linde won Saturday’s race over 10 laps from pole position after it was shortened by two laps as a result of an accident. South African teenager Kelvin van der Linde dominated the second and third rounds of the international Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup one-make series in Austria on Saturday and Sunday, with back-to-back victories on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Gatting and Van der Linde were involved in a thrilling duel for the lead in Saturday’s race before the young South African got the upper hand and crossed the line with a 5.6-second advantage. 4 June 2013 SAinfo reporter The top eight finishers then started Sunday’s race in reverse order and Van der Linde took full advantage of a great start from eighth on the grid to move into the lead by the second lap. ‘Tough’“My start in race one was not good and Michelle put me under pressure right from the word go,” a happy Van der Linde said afterwards. “We were involved in a tough, but fair duel. It was an outstanding performance by the rising star of South African motorsport, who is competing for the first time in the one-make series and had never previously raced on the Austrian circuit. The 2012 South African Volkswagen Cup champion was ably supported by 16- year-old compatriot Jordan Pepper, who finished third in race one on Saturday and fifth in Sunday’s round in front of a large crowd which had gathered to watch the main attraction, the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). He steadily pulled away from the rest of the field to take the chequered flag by a comfortable 10.2 seconds from Gatting and 10.5 seconds ahead of Kasper Jensen. The next round is at the Norisring circuit in Germany on July 13. Four weeks ago, he made his debut in the series at the Hockenheimring grand prix circuit in Germany, where he qualified second and finished fourth despite losing the car’s power steering on the opening lap.last_img read more

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Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011

first_imgGeocaching FavoritesThe Geocaching Favorites feature calls attention to exceptional geocaches hidden around the world. Premium Members award Favorite Points to the caches they enjoyed most. The points reward the person who hid the cache as well as help others to discover great caches. A blue ribbon on cache pages and in the search results list displays the number of Favorite Points a cache has received. Since Favorites was added to the Geocaching.com website, more than 2.6 million Favorite Points have been awarded.While a quality geocache may earn a few Favorite Points, some amazing geocaches have earned hundreds of points. One traditional geocache, about a ghost haunting the woods of Germany, earned more than one thousand Favorite points.In addition to awarding Favorite Points, Premium Members can sort the search results to display the caches with the most Favorite Points at the top of the list. This helps you easily identify the best caches in an area.See how the Geocaching Favorites feature works to improve your geocaching experience in this new Geocaching.com Presents video.Benefits of Adding Home CoordinatesPlease enter your home coordinates so we can provide information on new geocaches and geocaching events near you.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 21, 2010December 21, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite pointsApril 2, 2019In “News”last_img read more

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ATOMS Express Toys A Fun Way To Foster Kid Hackers

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? A start-up toy maker has launched a fun line of connected building-block modules with sensors, motors and digital output that kids can use to create electronic devices from scratch.The company is Seamless Toy Co., one of several new toy outfits popping up in Boulder, Colo. These cool little ATOMS Express toys are currently a prototype product line in Kickstarter fundraising mode.Bricks That CommunicateATOMS are pretty straightforward. There are two sets of modules, blue for input and green for output, that players can connect to build whatever they like. On the input side are visible- and infrared-light sensors, accelerometers and a Bluetooth-enabled iOS-app managed control brick that turns code into action. Outputs includes infrared signals, motors and record-and-playback sound modules, to name a few.There’s a subtle but necessary point to be made about ATOMS toys, though. They are Lego-compatible, but ATOMS shouldn’t be lumped into the Lego-based articulation-devices category (encouraging as that category is). The real value and fun is the way ATOMS can be easily linked with universal and consistent connections, which teach just as much about electroncs and engineering as building neat toys.  In a way, the ATOMS line is reminiscent of older, dare I say classic technologies that used to immerse kids get into the guts of technology and science.Prepare for 8-bit hackfest, kidsATOMS Express founder and CEO Michael Rosenblatt holds up the old Apple ][ game Robot Odyssey as an example of this kind of tinkering. Players could program a number of on-screen robots to function as helpers during gameplay. The Timex Sinclair 1000 computer was a more hard-core version of the same concept: Give kids the tools with which to play and see what they can build.“Kids can build functionality as they can think of it,” Rosenblatt explained during a recent online demo session.Open? Maybe Down The RoadRight now, the company is still cautiously debating how far Seamless will go with opening ATOMS to additional programming and hacking. Given that many members of the ATOMS engineering team are well-versed in the broader hardware community, it’s not wholly unexpected that hackers will want to make additions to ATOMS devices as soon as they get their hands on them, explained Internal Operations Manager Shannon McCoy. Rosenblatt added that it is possible that connections to Arduino shields or even Raspberry Pi systems will be added.For now, the target audience is kids who just want to build cool stuff. After all, the world can always use more hackers, and toys like this seem a pretty good place to start.Title image courtesy of Seamless Toy Company, Inc. brian proffittcenter_img Tags:#education#hackers#play#toys 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

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