Bombing of Darwin Book Review

 

This book is based in 1941, during the WW2. Tom Taylor is 14 years old and him and his mother are transitioning from South Adelaide to North of Darwin, where Tom’s farther works. War time is hard for Tom as he tries to dig a trench, in case of any bombings or Air raids. Tom’s Mother works at the Post office receiving telegrams and post, and Tom’s Farther works on the Wharf, where they unload weapons for the soldiers. As well as the Soldiers are trained, Tom’s farther thinks that these teenagers should not be serving right in Darwin, when all the proficient soldiers are in Tiwi Islands. War time is dangerous, and yet Tom’s mother wants them all to stick together… But in the end… Was that really the best idea?…

By Eve 5C

Light Up Animals { Progressing Part 3 } 7/9/2018, 14/9/18

This Lesson, I did some more Sewing and arranging my LED’s. There was a few Trouble Shoots because my Conductive string, was a bit { A LOT } tangled. So I will fix that next lesson, and all that’s left to do is to…

  1. Sew the rest of + Positive
  2. Start Sewing the – Negative
  3. And then Sewing the outside and decorating

Here are the Materials  I used this lesson, and will be using for as long as I am Sewing…

  1. Needle
  2. 3 LED’s { White }
  3. 2 Switches { one of them I’ve already Sewn }

Here is a picture of the small bit of what I call a dogs breakfast. I know I will fix it next lesson because it’s a MUST TO DO! As well as what I call a ”Dog’s breakfast”, it is also a Troubleshoot of my sewing during my project, and as well as just sewing problems.. it could be the LED’s, But since I have done the Light Up Masks, then I mostly know what I’m doing with the LED’s, because I’ve had experience with them before and have used them before.

My goal next lesson is to finish the + Positive, and start the -Negative. That is my main goal for the next Lesson to do and finish, Because if I don’t then it won’t be according to the plan my group and I made, and now we only have 7 hours of Design time left for our projects to be finished at least. I now have a very clear plan of what I will be doing next.

14/9/18

For some reason, I have finished my Bear, but it is NOT turning on! A small problem like this could ruin the whole plan! I am still looking for the slightest problems, but I feel like it’s either the battery or the stitching?

Here is a video, and hopefully this will give you an idea on what LED’s are working and which ones aren’t…

Here I am using .

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To see which Led was stoping the other LED’s

electricity to the last one, because it only works slightly, but it doesn’t have enough energy to give the last LED some energy to light up.

Here I have switched the switch and used the button, and it works perfectly! Hopefully in last period if the Second LED still is not working then I will replace it. Te reason being, after the first LED has had power, it can’t actually turn on because it’s passed the energy to the second one, but then it’s trying to use all the power to turn it’s self on. Therefore being none of them will turn on if that LED stays in the Circuit.

12/10/2018

Since all of my peers in my group, we have decided to just make one bear, because it’s to much trouble to have all of my group unpicking, while we could just start a new bear, so we can at ,least try to get this done! We will all take in turns of doing jobs, so that we are all doing something for example

  1. Myself doing one LED
  2. Lena does second LED
  3. Monica does third LED
  4. But when one of us sewing, someone else will be documenting, and taking photos

 

 

 

 

 

High Ropes

My heart pounds through my ears, as my clammy, sweaty hands clasp the huge clips. I feel a bubble of regret brush over me. ‘’You can do this’’. I whispered to myself. The courage was nearly there. As I walked across the bumpy log, I started to feel a bubble of excitement, as I knew that I had almost achieved this challenge, and I was not about to just give up. If my friends could do it, I could do it. As I slowly scurried to the middle of the log, it was finally the moment of truth… As I jumped, I’ve never felt SO ALIVE! As I came slowly down, Emily cheering like CRAZY, I finally knew that I could conquer my fears of heights! I had achieved something I had never done before. I learnt that I can do things, I just have to find the courage, and believe, and if you go on this Camp, I highly recommend that you have a go at everything, because it could be a once in a life time chance, and you never know what will happen next unless you try these type of things…

 

By Eve 5C

Belonging

In this RVE Lesson, our class talked about Belonging, and what it can mean. For example, you could belong in a certain Sports Club or a certain group.

Here are some questions I will answer…

  • What groups do you belong to?

I belong in My Sports House ” Bellerophon ”, and we compete in House Sports as a group.

  • Pick a group that you belong to and disscuss the benefits of being in that group

As well as House Sport, I also do Swimming, so that would mean that I am a part of that community of Swimming. being in a Sports House means you must have good sportsmen ship and cheer on your house, because that’s where you belong and you are a part of this group. In swimming I have to participate just like everyone else, and swim in that group.

  • How do groups that you belong to differ among you and your family members/ Friends

For instance, I do Swimming and my brother does Soccer and Swimming. Differ means a Family of Friend who belongs in a different Sports club or Community. There are lots of other people who do different sports and belong in different communities of Victoria or Australia.

  • Are there any that are the same?

Belonging can mean all types of different things. For example a Sports Club, A Community, A place that you feel that you belong, and feel you belong in that certain group. Belonging can mean all sorts of things, But it only depends on what you think and feel in your perspective of what you believe about Belonging somewhere.

By Eve 5C

Learning To Sew With A Sewing Machine { For our Projects }

On Friday, all of the girls who were learning to sew for their projects, came into the Maker Space, and Sewed on pieces of Fabric to practise for when they do their real sewing on their project. If they are doing a Soft Circuit type of thing then you’ll need to learn to Sew quicker then hand Sewing. It’s good we know how to sew now, because when we try it on our Projects, we should be pretty good at it…?

Day 2 Sewing: Today we started making our own bags, using the Sewing Machine. Today was very productive, because after practising, we finally got to make our own little cute bags. Here are the steps on how to Sew with a Sewing Machine, and how to start yourself off…

  1. Fabric on Starting Line
  2. Foot Down
  3. LH Hold Cotton
  4. RH Turn 3 Stitches
  5. Swap Hands
  6. SEW SLOWLY!

If you follow these steps, you will know how to use a Sewing Machine, if you follow these basic steps.

The thing I found HARD today was…. Plaiting! Today when we had to make the Handbag Handle by using our knowlage of Plaits. I’d never actually Platied before, so Thavinsa helped me and that got me here…

This photo below is my bag nearly finished!

This Video below shows myself Sewing using a Sewing Machine, and hopefully this will give you a better idea as well as the 6  steps…

My group Lena, Monica and I need this knowledge for when we sew our LED circuits for our Light up Shining Stars { Light up animals } So, now we know how to Sew, we can move on to the next step… MAKING OUR CUTE LIGHT UPS!!!

All in all sewing is pretty cool when you put your mind to it, but if something goes wrong… Stop immediately!

By Eve 5C

 

BLOXELS

DAY 1 OF BLOXELS:

This week I’m am doing BLOXELS, with Lena, Steph, and myself. BLOXELS is a building game sort of thing, what happens is you build a game on a BLOXEL board, and you create your game, take a photo with the BLOXELS app, and you can then play it.

These are all the Colours of BLOXELS, I’m going to tell you what they mean…

  1. RED= lava
  2. PURPLE= Enemy
  3. YELLOW= Coins
  4. ORENGE= Explosives
  5. PINK= Power ups
  6. BLUE= Water
  7. GREEN= Grass
  8. WHITE= Check-point

So all of these blocks are usable in the game, you can make easy levels, hard levels and  REALLY HARD levels. This is the first game I made, It was sort of hard.. but my friends could do it so that was a good thing.

If I could make this a level, it would probably be Level 3. I’m going to make another Level next time.

The picture that I made next to the course, is a Ballerina. She is going to basically be our Avatar { Character }. As well as making your own levels you can also make Characters, so the person that plays your game will end up being that Character.

BLOXELS DAY 2: Today Lena and I mad a few other Levels. Thses are some videos of us trying our own games, and having are go at each others games.

We made some easy levels and Hard ones, but that’s your opinion. Sad thing is my Phone wasant an Apple Phone, so we had to do it all on Lena’s phone.

 

LittleBits

This week we got to choose a thing to do in Design. Such as…

  1. MakeyMakey
  2. Scratch
  3. Speros
  4. Bloxels
  5. LittleBits

Out of these options, we could choose one for this week and one for the next week. I chose LittleBits. LittleBits is similar to HummingBird only you can make a type of image that goes with the program, Like this…

This is a Program that makes a noise and image.

This video below is the Program for the image above, you might want to turn your volume up to hear what happens…

In LittleBits We have struggled a bit with the Program because, its already there, and then it takes a little while to actually get it working.. So I don’t know sometimes its hard, and sometimes it isn’t.

The next thing we made was a Soccer Goal, which when you shoot a goal, you get a point. The video below is what happens when you shoot a goal…

So theres a button underneath the target, which when you throw a paper schruched up ball, behind the target the button is then pressed. Lots of people loved it, especially when they got a point… This Project was really FUN!! I’m still not sure what I’m going to do for my Project, But in time… I think I’ll know…

By Eve 5C

 

 

Lego Wedo 2.0

In Simple Machines after completing the Ferris Wheel, we decided to try Lego Wedo 2.0. This is a newer version of Lego Wedo. For the first Project we built a Dolphin. Here is the program.

  1. Play Button
  2. Dolphin Sound
  3. Turns Pink
  4. Moves Forward [ Motor power ]
  5. Turns Purple
  6. How long the purple shows
  7. Turns Aqua
  8. Turns Red
  9. Repeat all again

That is Delphin, The Lego Wedo 2.0 first Project.

The next Project we did was a Spy Robot, and his name was Round About.

This is the first program for Rounder About.

 

  1. Play
  2. To Sense when Something etc, is in front of it
  3. Robot Sound

Then we made a better program…

  1. Play
  2. What direction
  3. Speed
  4. To sense
  5. Robot music
  6. What direction
  7. To sense
  8. Alert sound
  9. What direction
  10. To sense
  11. Mowing noise

It’s a pretty long program. Anyway, heres a Video of the Upgraded Version of  Round About The Spy Robot!!!

This was a great Rotation in Design, and probably one of my favourites, because I really love programing, and building Machines that all function differently to one another. Lego Wedo 2.0 is really fun, and you can do all sorts of different things, and mostly build anything if you put your mind to it.

By Eve 5C

 

 

 

 

Code Like A Girl

On Tuesday the 19th of June, All the girls got to experience a day programing, like girls! First we made a Electricity Circuit, with an LED LIGHT, and on the other side of the circuit you could fold some paper and do a creative piece of drawing to go with the light of your Circuit picture.

ELECTRIC CIRCUIT

SPEROS

And then we started to program a Spero in a group of 3. I t was basically like Mini Golf with different holes only with 4 holes.

We got up to hole 3, and in Mini Golf you have to try and get the less holes to win. Sadly we didn’t win! But that’s ok it was still great fun!

BINARY BRACLETS

Then we made some Binary Bracelets. We coded our name or initals like a compter would communicate with programs.

For example, my name is Eve, and for the capital letter, the code is 01000101, and lower case letter is 01110110. But I couldn’t do my last letter lower case e, because there wasn’t enough room and then it probably wouldn’t fit on my wrist. So one colour could be the 1s, and your other colour could be the 0s.

The small beads stands for E, the big beads is v, and the bow, well I thought maybe instead of doing more beads because it wouldn’t fit on my wrist, so that just stands for e.

This day was progressive, and it taught us that most girls can choose whatever they want to be when they grow up, and they can, especially, in my opinion, Code Like A Girl…

By Eve 5C