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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.

Allegro Day

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.

Rube Goldberg Projects

Session 1:

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.


Session 2:

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.

Session 3:

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.


Session 3:

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.

 (These where the only photos that we had because we forgot to take some photos along the way.)

Session 4:

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.

Session 5:

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.


Session 6:

I made a video of our Rube Goldberg Machine for this lesson. Here it is.


Session 7:

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.

Session 8:

Here is the video of our ‘improved’ rube Goldberg machine. We also made a preparation video.



Robot Fun

Session One:

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.


Session 2:

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.

Our old battery didn’t work so we got another one and here are some photos of it.

Session 3:

This session I achieved rotating my robot.

Session 4:

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.

Session 5:
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


Robot Investigation

  • 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.


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Here are a few videos of robots in action. building cars. 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. this is a video of 5 fastest robots.

Here are some photos

 Asimo is a well known robot and has been introduced to the world. He has had visits from Obama and been on “The Kelly and Michael” show which is a American T.V show.

Fun fact:

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.

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