THE BLOCK- Bee-house.



this is the plan for my Bee-house:


I have already written my 2nd iteration down in my plan.

my goal is to: make by the end of the term a “disco”  Bee-house that will start the motors when the lighting changes and will turn around with flashing lights.


week 2: I am having trouble to get my light sensor to work a have tried many possibilities to try to get it to work like; restarting the program, my computer, disconecting and reconnecting the wires , different coding and many others.

week 3: I have made the base of the beehouse and coded most of the stuff that I need to. I still cant get my light sensor or servo motor working. the gear motor (red) will make the hole beehouse spin. the tri led lights (green) will make the whole beehouse light up. the vibration motor (blue) will make the lonely bee vibrate. the light sensor (black) will hopefully make everything go.

i have had trouble getting my servo motor to work so I have asked lots of people and have tried lots of things but nothing changed anything it was not going to work until i decided one more time to ask Amelia. when i asked her she said that i just needed to change the coding, so she told me what to change and i did. it worked. so to get it to work i just redid the coding so that it i could start fresh then i got a forever brick and put it in then i changed the numbers on the servo motor brick to 1 and then180 so that it turns 180degrees then stops then


on the second one i changed the 2nd servo motor brick to 0 so it goes back to 0 degrees. p.s thank you Amelia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



this is my servo motor working:



what i am going to do on Friday week 8:

    1. i will making my beehouse
    2. i will update my blog on what happened
    3. i will take videos of me making my beehouse and coding it.
    4. i will post it on my blog with an explanation.

Tuesday week 8:

Mrs Watson and I have fixed the gear motor!!!

my coding only had the speed on 10 and it doesn’t work on ten because it is to  slow.  As you can see in the video we  changed the coding so it stops when the speed turns to ten not 0.



it was all working perfectly until I was trying to cut a hole in the box and I accidently cut the tri led light wires and the gear motor wire.

this is what it looks like now.


I got it all working after I cut the wires although I am disappointed with how little I got done. I did not finish making the beehive which is my main worry. I have got the system working really well.

here is my code.




and it working.


this is the start of my bee house:

I changed the way that I made it so that it will not over balance.

I forgot to take the black wheel home for the gear motor so I had a bit of trouble connecting the beehive to the gear motor.

I did in the end though.

I have now made it yellow and it is spinning on the gear motor it WORKS!!

here is a picture of the yellow bee hive.


it is all working well I have finished thank you!










My Humming Bird Creature

My initial goal is to try and get all my motors and sensors working so that when we have finished that  we can easily go back to the 1st step an add more to it.


Here are the parts, purposes and complexities of my design:




This is the first iteration of my creature’s system:

The parts which were the most challenging were…….

to get the code to run easily (the code stopped working the light behind the code would flash 1once but would not stay on to run the code)

I was able to get these working by……..

we had 2 sullotions they were to press the start then stop button and see if they work the other one was to close the progam completely and then open it again. we had to do that 2or 3 times before it worked again.

did not have time for a 2nd iteration.

lego robot claw

this is our lego robot so far. We aim to make it easier for any one with trouble in their hands to pick up things.We still need to connect it to the brick and do the coding.










we have now finished the coding and we are up to extending on it e.g. putting wheels on it. we are still brainstorming what we should extend  on.


the hardest part with our robot was connecting it to our lap tops which we finally got connected but then we couldn’t connect it to scratch. we ended up relising it was just the way the motors ran so then we could code it in the brick. this is it working:

we have added wheels to make it easier to monoever.


we have now coded the wheels on lego mindstorms so the wheels move with the claws.






this is my coding on lego mind storms

this is my coding to close the claw of our machine the block with the green play sign means it will play when you press that symbol on the screen the block with the A at the top


this is the coding to












Great Ocean Road Makey Makey Project.

In this design project we had to choose a place and make an interactive presentation\exhibit on it. We chose the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles.Eliza and my aim is to teach people about the Twelve Apostles and The Great Ocean Road.

In the first day of doing it we did the plan and design:

we did


we made 2 houses:


  1. The great ocean road is 243km long.
  2.  the towns it goes through are:




lorne and many more.

3.there are more than  12 towns on the Great Ocean Road.

4. around 1,230 cars use The Great Ocean Road everyday.

5. 4 of the apostles are eroded so now there are 8 not 12.

this is us making the1 of our apostles

this is just a start:


we did the making first then we did the coding which was the hardest part because all the sounds that we did in our coding  disappeared. meaning that the sound disappeared but the file it was in and the name stayed on my computer.

i could use this again out side of school maybe when we are travelling the great ocean road we could use is as a reminder to NOT LITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think we did pretty well with the coding and getting into a pattern where Eliza makes then codes and I code then make.

next we should do further along the great ocean rd and do more on the other 12towns.

this is our finished diorarma: