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

 

 

Simple Machines

Our task this Rotation, was to build a Simple Machine that functioned with all types of gears. For example, if the wheel wasn’t their, then it wouldn’t actually spin, like are car has to move. A Simple Machine is basically a small machine that functions with a small summery of gears.

Since I was not here on the few days that my class had been doing this, because I was doing Robo Cup, I am now making a Lego Ferris Wheel.

These are the Types of Simple Machines, that are used when making Simple Machines, such as…

  1. Lever
  2. Inclined plane
  3. Screw
  4. Wheel and axle
  5. Wedge
  6. Pully

These are also used in buildings, for doors, building something and maybe holding something in place.

Here is a Ferris Wheel, that I built with some help from Bronte, and this is the program for the Ferris Wheel to spin. The Simple Machines used in this is

  1. The Motor
  2. Cogs
  3. Motion Sensor

The Motor provides the power that comes from the motion Sensor which is plugged into the Laptop we use and then we press play on the program, and it works!

The little cog is between the motor and one of the red sticks holding a quarter of the Ferris Wheel, and that spins on the bigger clog which powers the Ferris Wheel to spin in different speeds and directions.

The Motion Sensor senses when things are near or there, for example if the Ferris Wheel is doing another rotation, it senses to see what’s near it, behind it in front of it, and beside it.

This is the program for the Ferris Wheel to spin

  1. Play button
  2. Direction it spins in
  3. Speed
  4. How long
  5. Motion Sensor

All particular Machines need these types of functions to work properly, For example if there was no speed, the whole thing wouldn’t move because it would have no energy.

In the video above I have taken a video of The Ferris Wheel, but if you look closer you can see the Simple Machine, they are…

  1. Cogs
  2. Axel

And the small cog is connected to the Motor, which the small cog then spins the power onto the bigger cog, and then it spins the power onto the Axel, and that’s how it spins.

 

By Eve 5C

 

Micro Worlds Semi Circle Patterns

  This is 3 different sized circles Program for pattern Semi Circles

Repeat 180[ fd 1 rt 1] is the half of a semi circle if you add rt 90 and go fd 115 it will be a full Semi Circle.

The pattern is 32 semi circles up the top and the thicker pattern is 64 semi circles

This the program for a Semi Circle as you can see here and as I said before if you want your semi circle to be full you need to turn right and go forward.

By Eve 5C

Micro Worlds Setpos Challenges

In this Challenge of Micro Worlds, we have to use setpos. Setpos stands for set position. If you open up your turtles back pack, you can see how much degrees its at.

For example:

The setpos is, setpos[ 100 – 100]

 

So our challenge is to draw four quadrints in each corner using setpos.

 

Combine both bits, and its the full program that I used.

Here is the program for making the Cartesian plane. This challenge was to use setpos and use that in this program. You had to draw four shapes in each corner.

For example:

It kind of looks like a window with a shape in each corner.

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These are the screen casts that explains some of the program.

I think this was a great activity to be doing, because we have never used setpos before, and now I know how to use it. Though it was quite frustrating when I made a mistake, or something was wrong with the program. I will now use this knowledge for any more Micro Worlds challenges.

By Eve 5C

 

Robo Cup

On Friday the 15th of May, Some of us went to Christin College to participate in Robo Cup, a opportunity to show how and what you program your Robot to do. I was part of the Blue team, with Grace, Lexie, and I.

This is a video I took of the track when we were practising. It took a lot of programs for our Robot [ Snowstorm] Lexie’s Robot.

On the left is Lexie, middle Grace and Snowstorm and me on the right.

Here is everyone sitting around the course, the Robot has to follow the line and knock over the can. It was called Rescue Mission, because the green bit where the can was, was a person standing in acid [ chemicals ].

This was a great experience to program your robot to follow the black line and to program your Robot in different ways, I know that everyone had great fun, because you never know what will happen unless you give it a go…

Here is a movie I made about the day.

By Eve 5C

Distance Sensor

Challenge 7: Distance Sensor [ Ultrasonic Sensor ]

In this challenge we have to measure how many centimetre’s our robot goes from the wall. Right now the challenge is for your robot to start at the wall, and move 20 cm. When we did our first attempt our Robot [ Bobby ] moved 30 cm and that’s the whole length of a ruler. The second attempt was better, because he moved between 10 and 12 cm, So we were only 8 or 7 cm away.

Sometimes our Robot [ Bobby ] doesn’t sense Graces hand because he senses something else in his surroundings, but he always senses the wall, except if he ends up going into the corner. We didn’t use a ruler for this because it matters a lot the we got it working, and in the futre we will try to make him move 20 cm and then move back, of course anything is possible, Right??

By Eve 5C