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: