Sewing

Week 6

This week i started to make my boomerang bag but we had to do it step by step first we have to zigzag stitch all the pieces a zigzag stitch is were one piece goes in the fabric then comes out and in then keeps going. then i ironed the pocket and in the progress of putting the pocket on the bag.

Where to next: i think next i am going to stitch the pocket on then the handles.

 

Tinkering

week 2

this week we used Makey make that is a type of motherboard. You can create stuff with it like a piano. but what i learnt was that grey lead can conduct enough electricity to play things like PAC man. But then we went inside a phone i learnt that the phone has to use 3 batteries which i thought was cool but the technicality inside was amazing. There were a couple of difficulties we couldn’t take off the lid that protect the motherboards inside.

here are some photos of our progress.

week 4

This session we got a lot done we are starting to create our pocket piano it’s a piano made out of a phone back and a makey makey on the back but we are trying to make it to connect to the makey makey. I learnt that a metal back of a phone can conduct electricity. But next we have to connect the makey makey to the phone.

sphero

Sphero

Sphero was really fun the programming was hard because there were different angles and corners but the hardest shape had at least 8 sides we tried it but we still didn’t work after 1 hour we didn’t finished we had 1 more hour to complete it we got it but it took 30 tries.

here is some videos of the course

 

second time

This session we got to create our own course it was difficult but we completed it.This one spot was a sharp left turn almost 360 degrees but we eventually got it to work it was 330 degree turn but it had over seven complex turns that was the hardest one. Then we created an ‘M’ maze it was really easy because it was really wide so the sphero was easy to get through.

here are some videos

Lego Robotics Term 3

Week 3 lego robotics

The first task was to get a robot to go across a black line but it wasn’t that easy you would have to use the colour sensor i thought it would be easy because you just go straight and there you go but the program was complex i learnt some new blocks along the way then we completed that task.

here is a fail and completion

circle challenge

The circle challenge was my favourite it was challenge and fun the program had different errors through the way but in the end it worked it had only 4 blocks to go around a oval non stop but the colour sensor block was already inbuilt in the repeat block.

 

The squiggly line challenge

This program we tried to figure out the program about 30 times it was a great challenge but i had to check through the numbers over and over again loads of times but in the end i figured it out i was confused a couple of times

 

14 Of august

This session was about drawing and changing what was different in each program so for black line i drew the whole thing the circle i am going to do only the block that is different and same for the next one. But what i need to do next is highlight the difficulties on the page. I’m looking forward to the next challenges.

 

Sessions 2 and 3 week 5

these two sessions were about finishing off the squiggly line challenge and starting the up and back line touch sensor. But lachy and i  were trying the squiggly line challenge over 30 times. I want to take my learning  and find stuff about touch sensor squiggly line

week 7

this week we were finishing off were your up to so lachy and i got through a lot but there were sometimes we couldn’t do it but we got it next we are up to the mars rover space challenge the squiggly line one was where we started here are the videos that we took

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This session was about trying to clean up all the programs and make sure you had it. I went and tested all of the programs but one was incorrect. It was the touch turn around program it touch then stoped but i did it in the end.

Scratch

Week 2 of term 3 all of year 5 got split in Lego robotics or scratch and i was scratch what i learnt was how to use and to get the understanding of the bricks in scratch and what they do. But a couple of times i was struggling with how to make for example to do the 10 block challenge. The 10 block challenge is pretty self explanatory you have 10 blocks and you have to make the script work. But i really enjoyed scratch this week 3 is Lego robotics.

 

week 4 this week was about 2 things the first one was tough but i loved it. the challenge was to debug the program and make it work it was challenging but i will show the before and after of the fifth one. But we also did a interactive myself project you can see that on my scratch. But you got to fidle with some blocks and see if they work. but here are the photos.

before

 after

Melting pot review

Melting pot is a great book the main character is a boy called Edward and he is Chinese his Chinese name is only used by his Dad. He has a Chinese dad and a English mum he has a cousin that comes over and dos  house duties but Edward isn’t the biggest fan. Edward is a huge fan of cricket the boys at school the first year he went he could play cricket anytime but the next year changes. Each day he works in his dads shop he has to go to china to learn the Chinese ways but the new immigration test makes him afraid of going because they might not let him in. He is also afraid he will have to get married there is a girl called rose who comes over when his cousin is out. But when she came back and Edward was walking rose to the train station and his cousin is teasing him about how she is his girlfriend. Its  enjoyable.

Micro worlds investigation

Today in micro worlds we first went to find out what the program of a trapezium is. We had to find out the size of the corners the whole thing was fifty seven but at the long side of the shape that corner was 113. Because 113 plus 57 equals 180 so it wasn’t to hard. Then we went to programming we were challenged to create a three sided shape i thought it was going to be a real challenge. But in the end it wasn’t to hard. Here are some photos of the micro worlds session.

Here is a parallelogram

Here is a mix of a parallelogram and trapezium

session 2 making your initials

Today we first had to lay down on the floor and visualise the shape that Mr Mackie was reading. The final resalt was a F I lost track a bit. Then it was time to draw your initials. I thought it would be easy when we got to the bubble writing it was confusing then I completed the task I was proud of myself.

Here are some photos.

here is a photo of one of my commands

here was just the x then I added the I

here is the x nearly done

here is the x and the i