Today I had my first lesson on my term three project, I am working with Charlotte and Romy and we are making a snow mountain. It is called MRC because its the first letter of all our names.


  • Icy pop sticks
  • LED’s
  • Lego
  • Lego we-do 2.0 motors
  • Hummingbird kit
  • Instant snow
  • Paper mâché
  • Chicken wire
  • model trees
  • Pulley (Simple Machine)
  • 3-D printing
  • String
  • Coloured tissue paper

Today I started to do a draft drawing of the ski lift which will be on the mountain. Charlotte did one too. Romy did a draft drawing of the ski lodge that we are making out of icy pop sticks. In the second lesson today Charlotte, Romy and I went up to the enviro to get some chicken wire to mould the mountain shape. To cover the chicken wire we are using papier-mâché. At the bottom of the mountain we are putting model trees, Charlotte is bringing snow spray to spray on the trees to make an effect of snow. On the mountain there are three chairlifts, the chairlift chairs are going to be 3-D printed. On the mountain we are making two Magic carpets using Lego we-do 2.0 programming. Down the side of the mountain is going to be a cafe made out of icy pop sticks. On the top of the mountain is going be a lodge with LED lights. The Lodge is made out of icy pop sticks as well. At the bottom there is also going be another lodge made out of icy pop sticks.

Here is a picture of the layout of the mountain ⬇

GREEN : Lodges

GREY : Magic carpets

LIGHT BLUE : Ski lift


ORANGE : Ski lift

PINK : Trees

PURPLE : Ski lift

RED : Café

BLACK : Outline of the mountain

This is photo of the drawing I drew in design today:


I missed two lesions because I was at robo-cup.


Today in the first lesion Romy, Charlotte I started on the mountain, so we moulded the mountain shape using the chicken wire it was harder then we expected it was going to be, In the end we moulded it by me standing in the middle and Romy and Charlotte moulded it around my legs. Once we finished moulding the mountain shape we tried to hot glue it to and big board but the chicken wire was to strong so it did not work so we used the staple gun and we stapled the chicken wire down instead. In the next lesion Charlotte started making the lodges out of icy pops stick and Romy and I started the paper mashie it was very messy it took quite a long time so we only got time do half of the mountain it came alone quite well. here is a photo of we have so far.

in the last lesion I blogged because I needed to catch up because I have been at robo-cup.


Sphero’s and Robo-cup


On the 24/7 Rose and I choose to do the activity sphero’s. Onmy iPhone I downloaded sphero edu. Then we connected our sphero to my phone. When we were ready to program our sphero to go through the course we decided to change the color, so this is a video of us changing the colour on the sphero.


This is the program app it is called sphero edu. The programing you use is a lot like scratch. There is 3 things on the programing brick roll … at …. speed for …. the dotes next to the roll is degrees so if you want the sphero to do a 90 degrees turn you drag the arrow to 90 degrees. The dots next to at is the speed is how fast you want your sphero to go. The dots next to the speed for is seconds so if I put in 1.5 my sphero will go for a second and a half. Then when you have finished your program press the green start button.

This is the video of our sphero doing the course and underneath is the program I used.


I though sphero’s was really fun. I liked programing the sphero to do the course and I’m really exited to work on sphero’s on Friday.

Friday 27th 

Today I completed two courses and one jump course. In the last lesson Rose and I put a blue car on our Sphero when we had the blue car on our Sphero. Here is the video of rose and I controlling the sphero car around the classroom.


The first lesson on Friday Rose and I made course for us to program our sphero to go through it with out touching the tape.

This is a video of our sphero doing the first course. And underneath is the program I used to make my sphero to go through the course.


The second course we made was a bit easier. Because the course was easier it made the programing easier because in this course there wasn’t a lot of turns so when I was making the program I just made the sphero go straight by writing on the program 0 decrease.

This is a video of my sphero doing the second course and underneath is a photo of the program I used.


All I did for this course was I wrote on the program go forward at the highest speed.  The jump course was my favourite of all the courses because when completed the course it looked really cool.

Here is a video of my sphero doing the jump course and underneath is the program.


I really enjoyed Spheros today and I love to do some more of sphero’s in term four.

robo cup

Charlotte, Romy and I qualified for the Victorian championships in robo cup and it’s  at Melbourne at  Melbourne University on Tuesday the 14th

robo cup – Tuesday

Today I had my first practice on robo cup for the Victorian championships in my group is Romy and Charlotte Romy was at a swimming competition so me and Charlotte worked on and try to improve our colour sensor position At the Geelong championships we didn’t get the best points on the first round because when our robot went over the bridge the colour sensor was so high it couldn’t even sense the black line so today the thing we worked on was to make the light sensor looser so when it gets to the top of the bridge the colour sensor  will drop down and keep going through the course sensing the black line. Charlotte and I were able to get our colour sensor to drop at the top of the bridge when we tested it out on the bridge tile it worked and we were really happy.  We didn’t do much practice on the program because our program is on Romys computer but we did search up on Youtube Ways to get our robot to go faster without cutting the corners.


Today Romy was back so we have the program. When we tested it with our robot it didn’t work so for a lesson we were playing around with the program and seeing what works and what doesn’t. In the end we managed to get our robot to do the course but we haven’t got the ultrasonic sensor part working yet. Next week my group and I are going to build a gripper so when the robot is on rescue tile the ultrasonic sensor will sense the object and then use the gripper to grip around the object and then push it out.

Simple Machines – Lego wedo

Simple Machines – Lego wedo

The activity 5C is doing at the moment is simple machines with Mr Colbert. Before the holidays I went on holiday so I miss a few lessons on simple machines. When I got back to school on Tuesday Emma helped me catch up. On Tuesday I started to build a Lego machine it is a ski lift I used the Lego wedo motor and I used Lego from the tub. On Friday I finished the ski lift I started building on Tuesday. I also finished the screw simple machine and the pulley machine.

Screw – Simple machine 

This is my screw it I one of the 6 simple machines. I made it with:

a black stick, five grey cogs and a big yellow cog. If you spin this like I do in the video below it looks like a screw.


Pulley – Simple machine

This is my pulley I used:

A black piece of string, some Lego, 4 cogs and a hook.

I made this because I searched on intent explorer pulley and it came up with this photo so I decided to try a build something like it.


Ski lift – Lego wedo

I made this ski lift with the Lego wedo kit. When you watch the video you will notice that the motor on top of the white cog is spinning and that is make the cog spin around and because the string is connected to the white cog it is making the string go around and make it look like a ski lift. I did have some problems with this such as the string going around keep falling off and the towers that were made out of Lego falling down, my worst problem was I put the Lego wedo 2.o motor on my machine and then I realised I wasn’t using Lego wedo 2.o so I had to take it apart to take the motor off. in the end I got it and here is a video of my ski lift running. Underneath is the program I used.


I really like simple machines because after I did the ski lift I decided to included simple machines in my project later in the term. I liked building the two of the six simple machines and I like working out how to make the ski lift move.



Code like a girl!

On 19 June is the year five girls had a coding day. There was three activities we did over today the first one we did was making a light circuit with LED stickers the second one we did after recess was this a sphero minigolf and the third one was binary bracelets.

Paper light circuit!

From 9-11am the year five girls did A paper light circuit with LED stickers. I have done a paper light circuit before, when I made my Mother’s Day card. The paper light circuits were really fun and this time my light turned on. To make this I used some Rosegold copper tape a pink LED sticker a piece of paper and a battery. When we made our paper light circuits you have to be really careful that you didn’t rip otherwise the energy from the battery wouldn’t reach the LED sticker and LED sticker wouldn’t turn on.  You also need to make sure that your battery is on the positive side  otherwise your LED will not turn This is a photo of my final project.

Sphero minigolf.

The next activity the year five girls did was sphero minigolf.  There was four holes to complete and whoever completed them in the least amount of time is pressing start on your program on the iPad they gave us wins some code like a girl pins. To program your sphero to go through the course you need an iPad and there is a sphero app were you can you drag out program bricks and when you press start to put your Sphero I will run the program. The program is a lot like scratch, and because i have used that before it made this excises a bit easier.

In my group is Maddie and Edwina we completed three holes. This is a movie maker of my experience of sphere’s.

Binary bracelets.

I really liked binary bracelets because now I know what binary is. Binary is a code language the computer uses. In Binary there is two numbers one and zero using one and zero you make code patterns for numbers and letters. In this lesson we made binary code using our first letter in our name such as the zeros would be pink and ones would be green and then you make a bracelet using pink and green beans. I used green for zeros and pink for ones so this is what my code would be Green pink pink green green green green pink and that is another way of saying 01100001.

Reflection of the day!

I found today was really fun and I know a lot more about so sphero’s and binary and how to make a paper light circuit. I took a lot of way from today and I would love to do another day like this in the future. I might even choose to do one of these projects in term three.



Altrasonic sensor

Today we got given a new task. It is called ultrasonic sensor it senses objects. This is what the ultrasonic sensor looks like. you connect it to your robot above the colour sensor.

Ultrasonic senor challenge: 1

When we got given this challenge I was not here because I was at joiner school helping year 2 with their designs of their them park rides. So Charlotte and Edwina explained the challenge and helped me with it.

This is my program for challenge one.

This is how my program works.

I have got a start brick so then the program will Bluetooth onto my robot when I am ready to test my program. The next brick is a move steering brick I have chosen to have it on, on so then it will just go straight until it sensors an object. Here I put a wait brick I put it on a ultrasonic sensor brick, my ports are in port 4 because I have connected port 4 to the ultrasonic sensor. In this program there is a brick that says 20, that means that it will stop 20cm from the object. The next brick is a move steering brick again but this time I chose to use off so then my robot will stop. The last brick is a end program brick so then my program will just stop.

This is my screen cast of my program.

This is my video of the first challenge.


Challenge: 2

The challenge is to get your robot to move around a square using the ultrasonic sensor.

This is my program for this challenge.

This Is a screen cast of how my programme works and why I choses to put the bricks were I put them.

This is my video of my program working.

This is how my programme works. You press the play button so the program will start running. The next brick I chose to use is a on brick so then the robot will go forward until the ultrasonic sensor senses a object. The next brick is a ultrasonic brick so then the robot will move towards the object. I have put a move tank brick here so then both wheels on the robot will go backwards because I am using two motors and I have got -20 and that makes it go backward but if I had it on 20 the robot will go forwards. I have put this brick here because I am trying to get my robot to do a turn, I think using degrees would be the easiest to do that, so I did a 90 degrees turn at speed 50 so then my robot will go and find the next object. Last I put a loop brick so then my robot will keep repeating the program.


By doing the ultrasonic challenges I can now do a lot more things with my EV3 robot. Now I know how to use the ultrasonic sensor and two colour sensors I think if I do anymore challenges next term I will understand them more. By doing this it will help me and my robo-cup group in the competition.



On the 15/6 Romy, Charlotte and myself are competing in a robot competition at Christen College Highton. We got given a challenge to work on as practise for the competition

This is the program our group worked out.

I took this photo of Romy’s computer because we did the program on hers.

This is the video of our robot doing the challenge.


I can notice that when the colour sensor has come off the black line it starts to go diagonal to find the line again.


By doing this challenge, I now know how to get my robot to follow a straight line and I think that will help our group a lot with the robo-cup competition.


Today we got given a new task for robo-cup. It is called ultrasonic sensor it senses objects. This is what the ultrasonic sensor looks like.

Romy, Charlotte and I have connected another colour sensor to our robot. For this challenge there is something new added because we got ultrasonic sensors now. The new part of the cores is at the end it is you robot needs to sense the object on the green tile at the end of the cores, if the ultrasonic senses the can it will put is of the course.

This is my program for this challenge. We did the programing on Romy’s computer so I took a photo of her computer.

We found it hard how you needed to put a switch brick in a switch brick but in the end we learnt how too do it.

This is my screen cast of how my program works and why I choose to put the bricks where I put them.

This is a video of the robot doing this program.


Today was the robo-cup competition. My group did a amazing job with placing 1st over all in the rescue category. It was not easy we faced challenges and problems such as our colour senor kept falling off and the motor burned out but in the end we did it.

What happened on the day ⬇️

When we got to Christen College Highton the teachers laid out some practice tiles to practice on but our group did not get much practise because we have problems working out the number of the Reflective light .When round one had started we were Nevers but exited, we pressed the button on our robot and it was following the line smoothly when it got to the last tile the rescue tile the robot did not sense the silver so it just went straight. at the end of that round we were on 40 out of 50 points and we were happy with that giving we have never done robo-cup before after a bit we looked at our program and we realised we have it in the last brick in the wrong port and we laughed but it was good we noticed it so we could change it for the next round. For the next round the judges placed another tile.  In this round our group had susses because we completed the cores and got full points. In the next round we had a good run again scoring full points. In the next round we did complete the cores but I did have to move  The robot back to the silver bit at the end but because it was within the two minutes it counted as full pontes. The last round we did not get any time to practice so we just used the program from the last round and we manage to do the hole of the line following part which scored us 80 points but we did not complete the rescue part. The judges called all of the competitors over for the presentations for the rescue and the soccer competitions, in the rescue competition Geelong College red came third, Geelong college pink came second and Geelong college black came first.

I do not have a photo of my programs I used but for most of the rounds we used this program.


I really liked competing in the joiner rescue robo-cup championships and I am really proud of where our team finish and all of the other Geelong College teams. I learnt so much about Ev3 and I hope to go to the next round of robo-cup.



Please watch

At the moment the rotation our class is doing is hummingbird. In my blog I will explain what hummingbird is and what I have learnt from doing it. I have include screen snips, screen recoding and a movie maker. We have completed module 1 of the output we also did module 7 ex 1 in the input area we were happy with what we where able to complete and we thought the outcomes were really cool.

Module 1 using the outputs

Why the heading is outputs. The heading is outputs because the computer sends messages into the hummingbird board.

Single colour LEDs

This is module 1 ex 1

The challenge is to work out the intensity of the brightness and how to get the LED to shine bright and dim.

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.

To day we started our first hummingbird task. To complete this challenge you need to work out how to make your single colour LED to shine bright and dim. Charlotte and I found out that if you type in 100 on the computer the LED will shine bright and if it is on 50 the light will be a bit dimer and if it is on 0 the LED will turn off.

This is module 1 ex 2

This challenge is to get the LED to flash when you press X

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.’

This is a video of this challenge

For this task you need to get the LED to flash when you press x. I found out that there is a brick that says wait and then you write in how many seconds you won’t your LED lights to be on for.

This is module 1 ex

This task you use two LEDs, once one has turned on you wait two seconds and another one will turn on.

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 LEDs off. Remember to save your work!

For this excises you need two LEDs. You program one led to light up and wait and then another LED lights up two seconds later.

This is module 1 ex 4

For this challenge you use two LEDs, the red one turns on at 100 bright intensity and then wait 5 seconds and a green one will turn on at 50 bright intensity, and then they will both turn off.

Write a program that turns two LEDs on at different intensities, waits five seconds, and then turns both LEDs off.

We took a video of the challenge working and then we dismantled the hummingbird board and then we realised that the video did not work.

Module 7 using the inputs

The heading is inputs because the hummingbird board sends messages to the computer.

light sensor & using multiple sensors 

Module 7 ex 1

The challenge it to measure the colour of were the colour sensor is.

Attach the light sensor to the Hummingbird board. Use the Hummingbird Light block to measure the amount of light in your room. Then measure the value of the light sensor when you cover it with your hand. The average of these two values is a good threshold for the light sensor.

I found out that this measures the brightness of were the colour sensor is on the end of the wire. When we put the colour sensor up to the Charlotte black jumper it said on the computer 0 but if we put it in the bright sunlight it would be 90 the max is 100.


This is my power point I made about my experience of kites.




I have learnt a lot about symmetrical shapes and how to make shapes on microworlds. I really liked doing this project and I would love to do another one in the future. I now know the angles on a kite.


EV3 Challenge: follow a black circle

The task is to get your robot to follow a Black circle using the colour sensor. You can ask you robot things like ” if you don’t see black, turn until you do”. You can also ask things like ”if you see black keep moving forward”.

This is my program for this Challenge.

This is how this program works. You press the start button so the program Bluetooth’s onto your robot. The next brick is a move steering brick. I chose on because then the robot will keep moving until the robot sensors black. Then I chose to use a switch brick next because if my robot has found black it will follow the black circle; but if it hasn’t found the colour black it will turn left until the robot senses black and then keeps following the circle. At the end of this I put a loop tool so then the program keeps repeating.

  1. This is the start button, you press it when you have changed the program and then it will ether Bluetooth onto your robot or there is a USB that can transfer the program onto your robot.
  2. This is the on brick I chose to use this because after this brick I put the colour sensor brick and before you put a colour sensor brick, you put a on brick because I makes the robot keep going until it sensors the colour you have chosen.
  3. This is the wait, it is the brick that controls the colour sensor.
  4. In the switch brick, in the positive area is a move brick because it is in the top area because the robot can see black so it just keeps moving on the black line because the robot will stay on the line because the robot knows to sense black.
  5. This on brick is in the bottom area because it has not found black yet so I need to tell it to go and find black, so I program it to turn left 20 degrees so the robot will head towards the black line. at speed 50.
  6. For this program I used a loop tool so then my program will keep repeating.
  7. This is the direction 0 because it will only go about one cm before it will sense black.
  8. For this first brick I have the speed on 50 if I wanted it to go faster I would make it more than 50 and if I wanted my robot to go slower I would make it less than 50.
  9. This is where you chose the colour you won’t your robot to sense and tick that box I have ticked box one because box one is black.
  10. This is another wait brick. I chose to put this here because once my robot has turned and gone to go and find the black line, so I need to tell the robot to go sense black.
  11.  I have chosen for my robot to sense black because the circle is black.
  12. This is a on brick I chose to use this so then I don’t have to do any other bricks because that will make the robot just keep following the line.
  13. This is the directions, the directions do not matter in this programme because the robot is programed to just follow a circle using the colour sensor not the directions.
  14. This is the speed brick, for all of the speed bricks in this program I put 50so then the robot goes the same speed for the hole circle.

Could it be done a different way?

I think it could be done a different way because I could add a display brick. I can change the move steering brick to a degrees or seconds because I know how to use the seconds and degrees because I learnt about them in my EV3 blog post. 


I took a screen recording of how the program works, what bricks I used to make this program and my reasons of having the bricks in the places they are in.


I can notice that if my robot comes of the line it moves left and goes and finds the black line again because I told my robot to do that in the program.


On Tuesday 5/6 we got this challenge, Mrs Watson talked about what the challenge is. When the hole class was talking about this challenge it made me understand more about the switch brick and that helped me a lot in this challenge. This has been my favourite challenge so far because I really liked working this out because it made me think and now I know so much more about EV3 and I’m exited to do the next challenge, and use knowledge I learnt in this challenge.


On the 15/6 Romy, Charlotte and myself are competing in a robot competition at Christen College Highton. We got given a challenge to work on as practise for the competition

This is the program our group worked out.

I took this photo of Romy’s computer because we did the program on hers.

This is the video of our robot doing the challenge.

I can notice that when the colour sensor has come off the black line it starts to go diagonal to find the line again.


By doing this challenge, I now know how to get my robot to follow a straight line and I think that will help our group a lot with the robo-cup competition.