In our 3rd rotation and last rotation was Humming Bird. In humming bird we got to chose partners to help each other along the way. My partner was Orlando . Orlando and I have been set a first challenge to get the L.E.D light’s working through the control panel. We got Humming Bird kit with all the stuff we need through out Humming Bird. This is what it look’s like.
Before we had started to do humming bird, Mrs Watson taught us that the wire with black and another colour is an Output and Input’s are one’s with the same colour wire’s. It really taught me a lot because it’s organised in a different way. This is what the coding was to manipulate to the control panel for the one L.E.D light. Orlando and I went a bit further and made our blink staying as the one colour.
Orlando and I also started to play around with all the other things. So we were so tired and desperate for a massage so then we found a vibration motor, so eventually we got it working and I’m not joking it was really relaxing. He a video of me just chillin.
It was so relaxing. We also found out this massive motor called the sever motor. The sever motor is a motor that has a circle on it which can only turn 180 degrees. It can’t go a full turn. But Orlando and I had made a way that we could make it do a full turn. This is the coding we had to make it work.
Module 1: Using the Outputs
The first Exercise was 1.1
Change the 50 to 0 and click on the block again.
This should make the LED turn off. Change the 0 to 100 and click on the block. This is the maximum brightness of the LED. Try out other numbers between 0 and 100 to explore the different levels of brightness that are possible. This is the video of it working really bright.
Here is the coding that is manipulating through to the LED but it’s can’t send the message back because it is an output.
When changed the 80 to a higher number it changes the brightness of the L.E.D.
The second Exercise was 1.2
You may have already discovered that you can write multiple scripts in the Scripts area. Add a second script that turns the LED off when you press ‘x.’ Here is the video and In the background you can see the coding.
You can only just see the coding. So here is a picture of the coding.
Now the next challenge.
The third Exercise was 1.3
Connect a second LED to LED port 2. Write a script that turns the first LED on and then waits 2 seconds. Then the script should turn the second LED on for 2 seconds. Then the program should turn both LED’s off. Remember to save your work!
Here is a Video of the LED light going for 2 seconds.
Here’s the coding.
All we had to do was just change the wait to 2.0 seconds. So it will wait for 2 second’s.
Now to the next challenge.
The fourth Exercise was 1.4
Write a program that turns two LED’s on at different intensities, waits five seconds, and then turns both LED’s off.
Here is the video of the to LED lights working at the same time.
Now Here is the coding for the both LED’s.
All we had to do was just change the wait to 5.0 seconds. so it will wait for 5 second’s. That is the first module is done.
I Loved the process of the Humming Bird rotation and I can’t wait to do some more Humming Bird through out the year.