In this session we did an about me and debugging. Debugging is where there is something wrong and you have to take it out or you need to add more blocks.
Today we had a awesome day at the Keith Humble centre with lots of music making. I was lucky enough to get a solo for my trombone group. I ha to improvise the solo with only using F and G. For the whole day we where practicing our instrument for the whole day preparing our music for the performance that we did at the end of the day. Before I show you some photos I would like to thank Mrs Bell(the music teacher), Mr Tagarnie(the trombone teacher) and all the other teachers that helped with teaching other students instruments and learning them how to play them correctly.
For the past two sessions we made kites and tried to figure the angles that where on our kites. Here is a video that we made with my partner.
Today we made a three simple machine’s that worked to make a quick Rube Goldberg machine. we only got to create one machine because the others broke or did not work. Some photos of the machine.
This lesson we made pulleys. The aim of creating the pulleys were to have an idea of a simple machine for one of our Rube Goldberg Machines. We learnt how to make a pulley and now we know how to create a successful pulley. It will help a lot when we get into our groups and create our Rube Goldberg machines. We also will rotate and create levers and connects to help us with some ideas to put in our Rube Goldberg Machines. We only got to make two and film them but the third one we had it ready to go but then we ran out of time and we had to pack up. Here are some photos of the pulleys and machines that we made.
Today we built structures out of Lego. We get put into groups of two or three and got given a number. We got number 8 and started to build our structure from the Lego. We did not get to finish our Lego structures, but we will hopefully have another session to finish off the Lego structures and combined them together to make a mini Rube Goldberg machine. Here are the photos from todays lesson. Here are some steps that we did to build our Lego structure.
For our last mini Rube Goldberg machine project. We got put to the task to build a structure out of connects. There was a heap of options and structures that we could build, but my group chose to build an elevator. Here are some photos of our building.
This lesson we got asked to put together all of our building that we had made and see if it would work. We didn’t get all of our machines together because most of the session we were trying to make our Lego machine work because when the string with the Lego on the end hit the paper, the marble wouldn’t move out of the whole. I think that that was because we cut the while to wide and then the marble couldn’t move because of how deep it was sitting in the whole at the start of the paper.
This session we started to we started to design our machine that we are making for this term. We fine lined it so at the end it would stand out on our designs. When we finished our designs, we got to start building. Our group didn’t get to start building but here is the photo of our design.
I made a video of our Rube Goldberg Machine for this lesson. Here it is.
This session we added more to our Machine and made it look AWESOME!! Here is the video of our learning and some photos and videos of our progress.
Here is the video of our ‘improved’ rube Goldberg machine. We also made a preparation video.
This lesson we were put into our groups of three for our robotics section in term 2. We built our robots out of Lego and then put a battery on top of it. It was an excellent way to start off the section robotics.
Here are some photos of this session and building the robot.
This session we learnt how to program our robot. We went on an app called Lego Mindstorms. Here is a photo of my program.
This program didn’t work so I changed my program to this.
This session I achieved rotating my robot.
this session our robot had two malfunctions and we had to rebuild our robot. Because of our malfunctions, we didn’t get any thing done with our programing. Here are the photos of us building.
This session I a couple of programs and tested them out. I did the circle challenge where you have to go around a circle ottoman. I also did the baseball diamond challenge where you have to go around a 30 centimetre diamond and make a home run. I did the exact same program for the one except I shortened it and made it go back to first base. This session we also made a colour sensor and attached it onto our robot. I got it to go all the way around but I am working on and
I got this list from https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Robotics/Design_Basics/Building_Materials
Here are a few videos of robots in action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjAZGUcjrP8 building cars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdQL11uWWcI here is a robot that can play sports and also a video about developing the process of how long it takes to make this robot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnKAQXPkVlI this is a video of 5 fastest robots.
Here are some photos
I got this fun fact from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot
This lesson, class’s 5A and 5C did an investigation about angles. We chose a partner then played a couple of games against them then we played and guest the answers.
Here are a couple of photos that we snipped from our games.
I learnt a lot about measuring and guessing how much degrease it is.
Here is some of my angles that we did today.
This term has been one of the best terms I have had in my school years. I learnt a lot of new skills and how to create something that inspires and helps other people with what there doing.
The marble roller project was just an introduction of what where doing for the rest of the year. I had a great time inventing my marble run. For the first marble run I didn’t really know what to do and how to do it. I struggled to use the 30 centimetres of masking tape.
For our second project, we got put to the project of building a roller coaster. It was a tough task to pick who you would work well with. I had a great time designing and creating our roller coaster but if I could have the time again I would work a bit more and put a bit more effort and time into my designs.
I can’t wait to start our rube Goldberg project next term and continue with our fantastic year a head.