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Mini Golf

For our mini golf we had to pic partners. I chose Bobbie and Bell. When we started we had to make a goal our goal was to create a system that works. This is the photo of our diagram:

After we finished that we then started our coding our we coded the Gear Motor and the tri lights the motor was to make the chest pieces spin and the lights were to make it on the sides this is the video of my first iteration:

This is the video of the first obstacle we got working. it is the spinning chess piceces.

This is a photo of the hut the cardboard and the felt:

This is the video of the start of our making we had to get some card board from enviro so we sticky tapped it all together. Then we decided we should put it down with felt so we waited till next session for Bobbi to get the felt she got it from spotlight. We then glued the black felt down and cut the white felt into squares and glued them down. After we did that we got the chess pieces and glued them down in a bit of a Jagger and then we put a red piece on the middle as the start. here is a video  of it:

Down and the chest pieces on top of the house and on the sides. After we finished we started cutting four holes. Two of which were going to be for the coding so we would have two gear motors spinning. Then one of them was going to be the trick hole and the other was going to be the good hole which would finish the hole game. Here is a video explaining it:

 This is another video but there is an mini exampel of the thing going throught the tunnel with a throw, we also explain the materials that we used and who bought the stuff in:

We gave it a test go and the first thing we realized was that we needed a barrier or the thing wouldn’t work because the ball will just roll out. In the video you can see me gluing the pieces down. Here is a video of it

After we made the barrier and then we realized we needed to make it so that the thing was on stilts. So we could plug all our hummingbird pieces down through the holes. This is the start of our process making the stilts:

This the time-lapse video of gluing them down:                                                                                  (click on the link)

Mini Golf Timelapse 2

This is a video of Bobbi gluing all the chess pieces down with the hot glue gun. at the time we had already glued some down so we were just trying to finish the first obstecal. This is the vidoe:

after we made the stilts we realized that it wouldn’t hold the wait off our golf course so we found some shoe boxes. We had to boxes and then we needed something to hold our hummingbird so we found another box and cut the right holes in it and put the hummingbird in it. We then sticky taped down the motors and we found a little bit off a problem. They both couldn’t spin at the same time so we had to problem solve and we decided we would try sticky taping it the other way. We tried that and then we managed to get  them spinning at the same time with out hitting the walls of the golf course. At the end off the lesson just had to  put the lights in. At the end hole we put the green light at the end and we put a hole at the top and then we put the light through it so that you could see the light and we did the same with the red one at the end of the lesson we were pretty much done. Next lesson we are going to try and finish everything like pulling all the glue things of it and putting the hummingbird in it and having some test goes so we know it works and then we can finish with some blogging. Here are some photos and a video of all the codes working:

We just finished our project and we made a video that has our tester and what you shouldn’t do on our course like what to touch and what not to touch so f you touched the brown it was 1 point but if you touched the white is 2 points added on and if you touched the motors that were white it was 2 and brown it is 1and if you went in the wrong hole that has the red light you add a point take it out and put it back and continue  but here are the videos:

maths kite


working out:



225 divided by 2=112.5

Each of the side angels= 112.5 degrees each.

Acute and obtuse angels=we knew that the obtuse angels were obtuse so then the acute angel had to be 45 degrees leaving the obtuse angels to be 112.5 degrees

  • Top angel=90 degrees
  • Bottom angel=45 degrees
  • Side angel=112   degrees

humming bird

Friday first day of humming bird:

Today in  humming bird we talked about Inputs and outputs. We were all set a task where we had a sheet of paper with all the inputs and outputs in humming bird in a random order, then we cut them out and then we sorted them the inputs and the outputs. Bobbi and I found out that all the sensors were in  inputs and the motors leds. Here is a photo:

Tuesday second day of humming bird:

In humming bird we were experimenting with the lights and the sensors. Bobbi and I experimented and we got two lights to work we got the green light and we found out you could change the brightness of the light so you could get it glowing green and a darkish green. we also got the leds to work so we got a purple colour. Here are some photos:


Friday third day of humming bird:

in humming bird we got our theme and it was creatures. Bobbi and I were in a group and we made ours about Bock who lives in a clock. We got some questions and here they are:

My initial goal is to make a creature with a gear motor so it will make sensor and make it turn stop and repeat,  a sound sensor that will turn the motor on with the code all working!


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 getting the leds/motors working because they might not have been plugged in. The second hardest thing for us was that the coding wasn’t easy either so when we got to the motor we didn’t know how to turn it of because we would always have it on 100 on the last one but we didn’t know how to turn it of.


I was able to get these working because we learnt that you could stop it by waiting for like 3 seconds and then put the end one on 0 and it will stop the motor.



The second iteration of my creature’s system is to



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

[insert scan from design book]


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


The parts which were the most challenging were…….


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



This is a short film of my learning journey throughout this project:





Lego Robotics


We are making the catapult.

Our first step was to name it. we named it DUDEHARELED. here is a video.

Our second step was to start making the catapult here’s what it looked like when we first started:

Once we made a start we started working on the coding here’s a photo of what it looks like:

This is our code on scratch:









One of the problems for us was that the scratch account was not reliable so we had to code it on LEGO MINDSTORMS. It was a challenge for us because we didn’t know how to code it on LEGO MINDSTORMS. We fixed our problem by making 

here’s the before photo:                                                                                                                                    

here’s the after photo:

The hardest  bit for us was:

One hardest bit for us was we couldn’t find  this piece and we had to find two. The thing that kept us going was confidence we believed we would find it and we did. We found one in the mixed tub, and we found the other on the floor under all the containers. After someone accidently knocked it over. It was this piece: 


On the first day of making it we took 3 days to make it and we started the code on the forth day. The code we did was on scratch before it started 


Here is the LEGO MINDSTORMS coding video:




This is the finished product of it working with scratch:


Great Ocean Road Makey Makey Project

  1. In this Design project our project was based around the heading “how can we bring  Australia to life” Claudia and I decided to do the great ocean road and the twelve apostles. Our aim was to teach people about the twelve apostles and the great ocean road.

Fun Facts:

  1. The great ocean road is 243km long.
  2. The town it go’s to are: Torquay, Allansford, Anglesea and many others
  3. There are more then 12 towns along the great ocean road
  4.  Around 1230 people drive on the great ocean road each day.
  5. 4 of the apostles eroded so now there is only 8 not 12.

Friday the 17th of may

Our goal is to

  1. get all the coding done
  2. finish the diorama
  3. paint the base
  4. connect the Makey, Makey to the diorama



When doing this project, I learnt that it was hard to connect  all the cables together for the moisture sensor. Because the wires are very small and had to fit three cables on to the sensor we then had to put the moisture sensor and connect the cables in to the micro bite part, then put it into the computer. We then had to do all the coding by following a YouTube video. The YouTube video showed us what to do and what the micro coding meant it was hard to follow the clip as he was speaking very fast and we needed to do it slower to understand what we were doing. In the end we had a great result and it worked better then what we expected as we found smaller cables


This was the smiling micro bit. What you had to do was go into a teach you how to make your coding work. You had to make a smile the right way up side down and sideways each way. Then you have to press the A Butten to make it work. Then for the sad face you need to press the B Butten. For the mixed face you have to press the A+B Butten. The challenging bit was I didn’t know how to download it so I had to get someone to teach me how to do it.  

This is my micro bit rock paper scissors. What you had to do is have put a shake in so when shaken it will come up with the code. Then you had to draw paper rock and scissors. Then with a little more code you can shake it and play against someone else’s micro bit. The challenging part for me was I had learnt how to download but I was still getting the hang of it.




This was the magic eight  micro bit. So what you have to do is ask it a question and it will give you a simple reply either YES, NO or I DON’T KNOW! So the mane coding in this one was you had use the show string YES NO and I DON’T KNOW.  And you needed on shake other wise it would not work. Then you needed clear screen. So it could follow the rest of the coding. And the mane ones were If else and random. The reason for this game was if you had any questions you could just ask it one, for say ‘will i get in any trouble this week? It will say one of the mane commands. The challenging parts were I kept skipping some of the coding so the whole thing wouldn’t work. The rest of it was really fun to make and I learnt lots of new things like downloading isn’t as hard as it looks.

scratch makey makey instrument





debug II (music)










Debuging 3

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