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 think that we invented robots to do jobs that humans either can not do or keep on making mistakes on what there meant to be doing. Another reason why is because they don’t need to be paid, they don’t make mistakes because they are programed to repeat the process that they need to do, they also don’t need holidays, lunch breaks or long weekends and they can do dangerous jobs that humans wouldn’t dare to do.
- I think a program is a series of instructions that we use to command or make an object or robot move and do the task’s that we need them to do. For example, a car used to be built by a human until we invented the robots and programed them to build a car repeatedly. I think that programing is the one thing that we need to get correct to build what we want to build correctly.
- A robot is a programed machine that makes cars, sports balls, ect. There is a robot that is in Japan made by Honda that was programed to act like a human and can play sports as well. It is also a machine that can carry many actions.
- Robots can be made out of many different materials. You can make plastic robots or metal robots. Here are the materials needed to make a metal robot.
- 1 Wood.
- 2 Metal. 2.1 Aluminium. 2.2 Steel. 2.3 Bronze. 2.4 Brass. 2.5 Copper.
- 3 Synthetic Materials. 3.1 PVC. 3.2 Plexiglass.
- 4 Composite materials.
- 5 Other Materials. 5.1 Foam core. 5.2 Cardboard.
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
The first digital and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954 and was named the Unimate. It was sold to General Motors in 1961 where it was used to lift pieces of hot metal from die casting machines at the Inland Fisher Guide Plant in the West Trenton section of Ewing Township, New Jersey.
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.
Today 5C had an incursion with a wood work specialist, Anatoli. At the start of the lesson, Anatoli gave us a lesson of what to do and how to do it and a useful tip that I will remember forever. He said that if you have a thin piece of wood, always put your 3 middle fingers on the vies and piece of wood then titan the vies so the wood dose not snap. Then we traced a car on the piece of wood that we got given at the start. he showed us an example at the start of the lesson. When we made our car, we couldn’t press to hard on the piece wood or it would brake. Then we made car. We had a choice of which car we would like to create. here’s some cars that we had a choice of like a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes, Lexis, etc.
Coping Saw: A coping saw is a saw that is used for thin pieces of wood. You have to press soft so you brake the blade.
Pencil: That’s what we used to trace the stencil.
Wood: It is what we used for our car and driver and also what helps us live our life that we live.
A Stencil: It’s what we used to trace our car and driver on our piece of wood.
A Vies: It holds the pieces of wood so it wouldn’t move.
Sandpaper: What I used to make the splinters go away and smooth the sides of the wood.
Safety Glasses: I used them to prevent wood, splinters and dust.
Friction Motor: When you push the car forward twice, you let go and it will go.[its’ max speed is 5kph]
Wheels: What stables the car and makes the car go.
Me working sawing my car into shape.
Me sand papering my car.
The class at the start listening to Anatoli’s wise tips.
Me having fun tracing my stencil Lamborghini on my piece of wood.
My car and driver.
What we used to build our driver and car.
My police man that I based my driver on.
The friction motor.
My license to drive my car.
From up top.
Every car has a friction motor. We’ve learnt a lot about friction in this term and I cant wait to learn more. Soon I will start to paint my car and my car will look GREAT.
At the start of the lesson we did an activity to see how far our car can go on three surfaces. The three surfaces that we had to push our car on where Grass, Carpet and Flexi Pave which is on the tennis court. We had to push our car three times and then on the fourth time we just let go and see how far our car then record it down on a piece of paper. I noticed that on the Flexi Pave , it goes further than the other surfaces. I think the car goes further on the Flexi Pave because the wheels don’t grip on to the ground like what they did with the Grass and the Carpet. Here is a photo of what we did this lesson.
Today we started off an activity to see which numbers have a higher chance of coming up more than others. The numbers that we have are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10 so the sum can’t go past 20. I made an addo board that I think will win heaps of games. I figured out that the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,15,16,17,18,19 and 20. The highest number that you have is 10 so you can only go up to 20. Here’s a photo of my sum work I did in a session.
I did two game of addo on maths 300. I did it so when it got to 100 it would stop and tell me which addo board has won. As you can see, the numbers on right addo board have come up more then the numbers on the left addo board.
Learning along the way:
I learnt a lot in this project. I played a couple of games against myself with different addo boards to see which numbers show up the most. For me the most 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 and 14 I won a lot of games with this addo board.