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.
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.
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.
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:
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!😉
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!😉
this is the inclined plane (ramp) and “mountain range”. the toy train is pushed by someone. then the train bumps into a marble, which runs down the tube \ magik portal of magik. then the marble falls into a pulley. and no I am not talking about the robe Goldberg machine anymore because I will spoil the surprise.
this is the tube part of our rube Goldberg machine. the marble is going too roll down the magik portal of magik ( that’s what I call the tube!) and fall into a pulley, which will disturb a marble. that’s all your going to get out of me! I’m keeping it a surprise!
anyway I’m just ending it there. don’t want to spill the beans! 😉
today we worked on our robot. I made it with ray. we worked on programming the robot today but the robot wouldn’t do anything. I don’t know why it didn’t do anything. I think it was because the USB wouldn’t insert properly. That was annoying because I spent 2 thirds of the lesson making a really cool command. But it didn’t work and my complaining won’t do anything now. But I was upset because it was a really cool command and I wanted to see it happen and I wanted to see what it would do.
Ray and I were pretty upset that the robot wouldn’t work but anyway I hope it will work next time so I can see what the robot will do.
Today we worked on our robot. This time the commands… WORKED 😀!! I felt very pleased with myself. I have no idea how Ray felt though. The robot would go forward and go backwards but it wouldn’t stop going backwards. The robot eventually fell off the table. Next time we have robotics we will look at our commands, and try to fix it so the robot goes forward and backwards without falling off the table.
today we did an activity where we had to do an investigation on kites. this is what I found out:
in case your head turned into a pumpkin and you didn’t hear / see anything until the videos finished each kite has one right angle. one right angel is 90°. each kite is congruent ( the same ) and there are four kites. the way to find out the right angle is to arrange the kites into a ninja star shape. then if the points add up to 360° then they all have right angels.