This week in design, we were introduced to another activity called Makey Makey.
Makey Makey includes a group of challenges that we had to solve like typing and making a piano out of little tile shaped blocks.
First, we got out the motherboard and experimented on it. We connect alligator clips and put a dark line for grey led on the page then connected the clips and started spelling some letters. We found out the grey led can conduct electricity.
We also found out if six people held hands, the first person was holding on to the power source and the last person is clicking letters joined to the power they can type letters. This is called an electrical Curran.
I have learnt so much about electricity and Makey Makey over this week, I cannot wait until next week to continue my learning
What is next?
Next, we will make our real protect which is basically a cardboard box but it has 15 small lights connected to it and there will be the letters of Ella and my names
7 alligator clips which get connected to the motherboard and the computer
5 foot usb cable
Purpose to plug into the motherboard and the computer (output)
job to connect the cords to its like the home base. The information gets downloaded from the computer to the motherboard and the motherboard sends back all of the information
Back of motherboard
6 connecter wires
Job to connect the alligator clips to the mother board then into the computer
All items together
Today my partner and I decided what we would make. We found a Dog treat dispenser. We thought we could change
Here is my vidual planner from sewing
Toady in Design we have been introduced to Scratch. I have learnt what all of the bricks mean and what there job is. here is a demonstration.
This week in design we have been working on scratch we have done 2 challenges one was a 10 block challenge I found this one more challenging but we still finished here is a video of my 10 block challenge
Our second challenge was to make a animail or a sprite dance this was more easy but that was only because we had to use instructions if we didn’t then it would be really hard.
Here is a link to my dancing dog
Next we had to explore around the scratch page and save at least 3 or 4 projects that some one else made and explore them.
Here is another film Link of my exploring
We also had to debug some projects on scratch the problem with the first one was there was to When clicked button on so when you clicked the when click button only one sprite would dance. We fixed this by adding the when clicked button.
Today in design we had to do debug it 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 these where quite easy but also hard my favourite on was debug it 5. the problem was that the meow was before the speech bubble so we had to figure out how to get it in timing.
I changed the program so now it has
When green flag click
Say meow, meow, meow for 1 seconds
play sound meow
it worked but it was a more challenging way because I had to keep on changing the timing of the speech.
here is a video Link of me explaining my thinking
Debug it 1.5-1vgv5kr
Today in design we did about me this what a fun but challenging subject. using scratch we had to make a program and we shared info about our self in it. it is a good hard challenge witch will get our brain thinking.
in mine I added a quiz to see if the people where listening it was a challenge and something fun. I really enjoyed seeing every ones and learning more about the people I am not close friends with
What an amazing book!!! This book you can never put down. Melting pot is about an 11 year old boy who has a mother from England and his farther who is from china. I would recommend this book to people who like reading about different country’s.
This year fives have been learning a hole type of instruments and every one of the days in each week we practice our songs on our instrument. We have been practicing a song for allegro day . We had A full day of music that has made me and every one learn a lot about playing our instruments. It was my first time that I have played in front of a ordinance and I really though it was awesome. I really think that we all sounded awesome together and we sounded like a real band my favourite performance was probable all of them because I though they are really amazing.
My group played a song called swing low and some of the main parts of this song was solos
Today in maths we did micro worlds. Micro worlds is a maths game where you have to program a turtle to make shapes or all kind of things. I think micro worlds can be challenging because the turtle isn’t that smart so we have to make the turtle under stand what we mean.
The turtle has a pen underneath him so when he writes he can draw.
The easy thing about this is drawing and the fun thing is making the shape and seeing it a the end.
I have made heaps of shapes and they all worked and the turtle understood what we meant.
Here are one of the shapes that I have made.
Today in micro worlds our task was to make the turtle write the first 2 letters of our name our first name and our middle name. I really enjoyed this activity because we had a little challenge and I found having to make curves or twists where challenging. I found I had really learnt how to make more stuff on micro worlds and it is a little less challenging for me. This activity was very different to what we normally do in micro worlds. It was different because we don’t to much curving and twisting but for example if we had a s or o in our name it would be more challenging.
Today in maths we did paper craft we built a kite and we had to tell what we had learnt about kites. I have learnt that when you put 2 kites together you can make heaps of shapes. I also figured out that in a kite there is 2 obtuse angles one right angle and one acute angle. I also figured out that when you put two kites together the angles you can have are straight obtuse and acute
Here some photos of me explaining what the different angles are. the first photo is an acute angle. The second photo is an obtuse angle the 3rd one is a straight angle. the 4th one is a right angle.
Wow what a wonderful Design session each class went to there homeroom teacher and we all did something different but they are related to rube Goldberg machines. My class where doing pulleys we got put with a pair and we made a pulley. I was in a group with Hannah and we made 2 pulleys. I think in my rube Goldberg machine I will use a pulley because they are easy to make and they work. I think building the pulley was a little difficult because we didn’t get where we made the container hang but at the end we figured it out. This activity gave me heaps of ideas of ideas for my rube Goldberg machine and the activity taught me lots about pulleys and how they work and how you can make them.
What we used -Yogurt containers – String – marbles – Wire and pulley wheel. I really enjoyed this activity it gave me an idea for my rube Goldberg machine and it was really fun to make. In my rube Goldberg machine I will put the pulley to move things around and the rube Goldberg machine could even be a pulley.
Here are some photos and some videos of our activity and our pulley working.
Today in design, we made Lego simple machines all of the different machines had simple tasks to do. I worked with Ella and we made a seesaw. We found this activity very hard at moments because Ella and I do not do much Lego.
All of the Lego machines at the end worked I really enjoyed seeing every ones Lego and what It looked like at the end. I also loved seeing what they were meant to do.
Here are some photos and videos
(Double click the Lego button then at the bottom of your task bar click open)
Tody in design we all did amazing connects. All of the connects had a simple machine in it. I was in a group Jack Eilish and Theo. We decided to make a sawmill I really enjoyed building it and I loved all the challenges that were involved. These are some of the challenges involved
Making the Bottom
Figuring out what we need to do
What was useful?
Doing different things at the same time so we finished quicker
Talking to each other (communication)
Here are some photos and videos.
Today we connected all of our machines together they all looked really amazing. It was really hard connecting them to make them all work. In my group was Ella Eilish and my self. I feel we got lots finished and we worked really well together
Here are some photos
Wow what a wonderful day. We started robotics. We got put into groups of three. Our task was to build a robot. It was very challenging and very frustrating at moments. At the end we Had to stop my group wasn’t finished but then we only had a couple of steps left so we finished it. I really loved this activity because at the start we did coding for what we would like our robot to do. I want my robot to high five someone. Building the robot was challenging but easy at the same time. I think my group worked well together. We had a job each and we
Where helping No one was getting left out.
Here are some photos of Today.
Today we tested our robots out I didn’t get to finish mine and video it but I finished my programing. This activity was a little challenging and a little hard at the same time my favourite part was watching my program loading onto the robot I really enjoyed seeing every body’s working and see what kind of amazing things that they had made there’s do. I cant wait to see what mine does next and see if it works.
I think mine might go straight or do heaps of circles round and around.
Here is a screen snip of my program that I made.
Today we started more programing and I have found out that my robot works. My Program made a little circle. Next Lesion I will change my program and retest and see if it works. I found out that programing is very easy and challenging at the same time. I really enjoyed this activity because I really enjoy programing and exploring what the robot can do.
Today I got to start doing our first challenge. In our first challenge we had to make our robot go ford in seconds rotations and degrees. I found the programing a little challenging and easy at the same time I found it challenging because when I tested mine it was going ford for to long and it was about to roll off the table.
The next thing I’m going to do is shorten how many times the wheel spins so that it won’t roll off the table.
Problems that happened along the way
Some of the problems that happened along the way was that the robot almost rolled off the table and other times it wouldn’t work.
How I fixed these problems
I fixed these problems by going back to my program and changing things and retesting them so that they would work.
Today in robotics we had to make our robot go around a baseball diamond it was really hard because the turns we really tight but I really enjoyed seeing the robot working at the end it was really awesome and it was really fun to watch it going around the next thing we had to do was make our robot do the baseball diamond then turn around and come back. I didn’t get up to doing this because it is a little hard. here is a screenshot of my program.
Today in robotics we had the year elc 4s come and have a look at our robots we also had a new challenge which was a colour sensor on the bottom of our robot we had to make our robot have to go up to one colour sense it turn around and go back to the next colour it was really challenging and I really didn’t understand it this is a photo of my program that I made.
I really enjoyed this activity and I learnt a lot about robotics.
We had the Elc 4s come and join us and my buddie and I made a new program for our robot we made it go in a straight line stop make a noise and keep on going fored. here is a photo of our program.
Today in design we where intrusted to 2 new blocks called the ultrasonic sensor and touch sensor I have got some screen casts that explain my learning.
screencasts-1kdswdd Here is the link to my screen casts
Today in robotics we hade do a challenge with the ultrasonic sensor and this was the challenge RoboticsRoboticsScreen shot 2-2hfhgg9 (here is the link)
We also had to do a colour sensor and touch sensor. here are the programs for them to.
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I really learnt a lot this session about robotics and now that I have done it for a wile I understand that its harder than it looks.
This week in robotics we had to make our robots follow a straight black line the stop with using the touch sensor I found this activity very challenging because we had to make it use the touch and colour sensor this made our task more challenging.
Next we had to have a working program and a drawn program that matches the working one.
Then the last day we had to program a spero we had to make it follow a 2D shape, write a letter of the alphabet and we had to make it make a shape this really pushed me and my groups thinking the challenged us and we didn’t know what to do here is some photos and videos of what we have done.
This week in design we have done a group of amazing challenges.
This purpose of the challenges we where doing was to challenge our self to think harder I think I have reached this goal by completing a group of challenges that made not just me but others think harder.
here is some pictures of the programs Attempt one Attempt two Attempt three Working program
As you can see with this programs I had four attempts and only the last one worked this was a very challenging activity that made us all think harder
We got asked by the teachers to answer 4 questions. what is a robot, What is needed to make a robot, What is a program and Why do you think people invented robots. Then we where asked to precent our answers in any way we liked. Here is my presentation