TINKERING

WEEK 1

 

this week I was in a group with James Wood and Lochy N-P. We are taking apart an air pump. here is how far we got:

 

 

WEEK 2

 

Today we  tried to think about what we could make with the deconstructed air pump. Eventually  we decided to make a lighthouse with the red light that was in the air pump.

 

 

WEEK 3

 

Today we  worked on trying to 3-D build the base of our light house. We are settling on a massive cylinder for a base. Here is a picture:

 

 

 

WEEK 4

 

This week we started thinking about how we were going to build the lighthouse. at first we thought that we should put it on the floor or the table, but that might make it unstable so we decided to put it on the shell of the VCR. Yes, James also brought in a VCR.

 

 

 

WEEK 5

 

This week I decided to change our lighthouse idea into a WINDMILL!! But James didn’t really agree with my idea until Lochy said that we could do both of them at once! so now I’m in charge of my little windmill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 6

 

I know, I know, I haven’t written in this blog post in a long, long, long, LOOOOONG time.  That’s because some exiting things have been going on. First of all,  I have been working on a windmill that will turn around. Here is a picture:

Anyway, that’s all from me today.

GOODBYE!!

 

 

WEEK 7

 

today we 3D printed the last part of the windmill. I can’t believe that next week we will be making it spin!

 

 

WEEK 8

 

Unfortunately this week we are packing everything up. Life is cruel.😩

 

 

 

spinners

DAY 1

 

Today in maths we learnt about spinners. here are some photos:

DAY 2

Today we are learning about spinners again. more photos:

 

 

 

 

DAY 3

 

Here is the spinner. underneath it is the data that the spinner had if you spun it 40 times.

 

maths

Locky P and I  chose 6 /10  on for this because there is either more, less or half of a chance of getting white.

 white  colour
 experiment 1  7  3
 experiment 2 5  5
 experiment 3  4  6
 experiment 4

 

Robotics

SESSION 1

 

Today we worked on our robots. I learnt about the colour sensor. it can follow lines etc. etc. I like to watch the robots go around in circles and follow lines.

 

SESSION 2

 

Today we worked on our robots again. we are still learning about the colour sensor. (it’s getting a bit boring now though.) I learnt a bit more about the colour sensor. my program still isn’t working for the two sessions we have been  learning about the colour sensor.

 

SESSION 3

 

 

Today my line follower program WORKED!!!!!!! It  was the happiest day of my whole entire  life! or should I say the best day in my entire life so far? SO HAPPY!!! : D

 

 

 

 

SESSION 1 WEEK 8

 

I am trying to re-create my line follower program because I accidentally DELETED IT!! I am trying to re-create it because I need photos for my blog!! life is so cruel…

 

 

 

WEEK 9

 

 

STILL trying to make the line follower program. **SIGHS**  Life is cruel.  😢

 

WEEK 10

 

 

Last week of robotics… And I have attempted to re-create the line follower program… And it HALF-WORKED! The robot started to move forward, then when I put it on the ground it would stop, right there and then. I don’t know if I should be happy or sad… 😃\😭

SCRATCH

SESSION 1

 

 

Today we worked on our programs on scratch. I started off with making a simple moving picture. here is a picture of  a few blocks:

the block with the green flag is the button to start the program. the “when  space key is pressed” block is… well I’m not quite sure what that does.

 

SESSION 2

 

Today I started making my cat learn to dance. it was a new program called “can you stay unbored?”. I think this game is really fun because it is challenging. it is. here is a screenshot of my game:

and here is a picture of the program to make the cat dance:

 

 

WEEK 3 SESSION 1

 

today I worked on a project called about me. I think that was what it was called . I was making this project because we would explain what we liked to whoever watched it. I was good at making the sprites (objects) move. they danced and moved and talked and laughed when you clicked them. here is a picture of what I have on my program:

I hope you think it looks good and I am good at this!😅

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 9 SESSION 4

 

I haven’t written in this blog in a long long LLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time. I think that scratch is my favourite because it is easy to use. I have been doing a new project called Build A Band. I think I am good really at it.

We also worked on “debug it” here is what I did:

 

BEFORE

 

AFTER

Rube Goldberg-Support Tower

This is the Rube Goldberg support tower. it supports the tube (or magik portal of magik, as I like to call it) so the tube doesn’t fall off the table. the support tower doesn’t have a purpose exept for that.

I’m going to stop talking now so I don’t give away the surprise!😉

Rube Goldberg-Train

This is the rube Goldberg machine train. The whole machine depends on this one train and marble. The train pushes the marble into the tube. Then the marble rolls down the tube (magik portal of magik, as I like to call it). Then the marble falls into a pulley. I am not talking about this anymore because I don’t want to give away the surprise!

Well I’m going to end it there.  Goodbye!😉

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