Camcorder And Camera Angles

In inquiry with Mrs Watson we  learnt about all the things you need to do take a good shot or video. Like turning on the camera, attaching the camera to the tripods, different camera angles that have different affects on the audience,  how to extend the legs of the tripod and other things you need to know.

Here are all the different camera angles.



Turtle Art

Turtle art is similar to Beetle blocks because they are both block based code. But they are also quite different because turtle art is 2D and beetle blocks is 3D. Also the code looks different.


This is the do decagon that I created on beetle blocks

I moved 50 steps forward then using the operator division block and divided 360 by 9 and then repeated it all ten times so it completes all 9 sides.

This is it rotated at 360 divided by 10 and repeated 10 times.

This is the shape with a different pen size. The pen size determines the width of the line.

This is the shape with a different colour. The set colour to determines the colour of the line.

These are the colours in turtle art. each number in the the set colour to represents a colour.

This is my shape that I made. It is quite simple I just made 1 zig zag line and hen set it back to x=0 and y=0 and then rotated it and repeated it. After that I changed the pen size to 10 and then set the inner pen size to 4. Then I changed the colour.


Beetle Blocks

1st Challenge

Make a polygon.


In the last couple of design sessions, Mrs Watson has been teaching us how to use beetle blocks and turn your beetle the right amount so your shape looks accurate and symmetrical (or regular).


This is an explanation of my nonagon code with an explanation of a operator block.


2nd Challenge

Repeat and rotate a polygon.

This is my decagon repeated rotation shape.

Here are some more.

Here is a triangle rotated and repeated 10 times.

Here is an 11 sided polygon rotated and repeated 10 times.

Here is a heptagon rotated and repeated 10 times.

Here is a 22 sided polygon rotated and repeated 22 times.


Here is a do decagon rotated and repeated 22 times.


3rd challenge

Extend the shape up to the Z axis.

This is an explanation for the code.

4th Challenge

Make the shape rotate on the X axis.

This is an explanation for the code.

What I Learnt…

In these couple of design sessions on beetle blocks i have learnt about supplementary angles and how to turn correctly. I also learnt how to use operator blocks and how they are useful and kind of like a short cut.



By Will Porter.


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