Micro Bit!

Micro Bit is a device that allows you to make games, animation, and motion sensors. To make your micro bit work you have to code it. the code is block code like scratch. The Micro Bit has 2 buttons a and b. You code the Micro Bit to make the buttons do things.

flashing heart

flashing heart was the first project I did. In this project, we had to make a heart on the screen flash. This is what my code looks like.

Tutorials

We had to look at the tutorials on Micro Bit to learn how to code.

love meter and scanner

When I did the love meter project I thought that I could add some more to the code, but I didn’t know what to add.

Then I did the scanner project and I thought I could combine the 2 projects to make a scanner that scans for love. This is what the code looked like.

Own Choose

Now that I had learned how to code it was time I made my own project!

I wanted to make a game kind of like dodge ball. 2 balls get thrown at you and you have to dodge them. each time they are thrown they speed up. If you get hit you lose and if you doge them you get point. It was a little hard because I was so used to how you make sprites on scratch. I worked out to make a sprite you have to use variables to make sprites. I already knew how to make life and movement from the tutorials so I continued working. Here is what the code looks like.

Collect

Collect is one of the games I have made. in this game, you have to collect falling balls to get coins and you have a 1-minute timer. it was hard because it is the opposite of my other game.

Lego robotics

lego robotics

Every Friday this term we have Lego Robotics, in lego robotics we program and boss around a lego robot that we called buddy.

 

move strait challenge

in the move strait challenge, we have to make our robot go to a point and then go back using seconds, degrees, and rotations. here is a snip of our code.

 

Makey Makey

Makey Makey is a  programmed object that allows you to turn anything that conducts electricity in anything you want. eg: bananas into a piano. you use alligator clips to attach to any object then hold one and then you can program or use the Makey Makey website to turn your objects into bongos a piano and much more.

 

bongos

one of the projects I have done is bongos. in this project, I had to turn play-doh into bongos. I plugged the play-doh into the space key and the left arrow and then used the Makey Makey website to get bongos on the computer.

 

piano

the other project I have done is the piano project. in this project, I used the Makey Makey website for a computer piano. then I connected the left, right, up, and down arrows space and click keys to some tin foil and had a working piano.

 

game controller

The game controller is a challenge where you have to make a two-player game controller. using the back of the Makey Makey, there and more options like w a s d f g and mouse controls. I used the arrow keys and w a s d to make a game controller I used play-doh so it would stick to the table. then my friend and I played a game on scratch. I made a two-player snake game for my friend and me to play.

 

unstrument

the unstrument challenge is a challenge where you have to make an instrument that doesn’t sound like what it looks like eg:  a piano that sounds like a drum. I made four drums and when you play them it plays different strings on an electric guitar. I didn’t know if I should make the f an f sharp or a normal f so I made a randomizing system that will play a random note f sharp or f.

TAP TAP TAP

Tap Tap Tap is my free choice project. For this project we could do anything we wanted, the only rules were you must use the Maki Maki and scratch code. I made a game that when it tells you an object you have to touch that object. You have three lives and a 20-second timer. The game will randomly change the object so you have to be quick. I had a few bugs like when you tap the spoon it would automatically get you out. I solved that by adding lives in. The timer was ten seconds but that was to short so I made it 20 seconds.

rube goldberg machines

The complicated vacuum

The complicated vacuum is my Rube Goldberg machine. my machine went along the lines of this. (A) The boot nocks a car (B) the car rolls and nocks the dominoes  (C) dominoes fall nocking a ball (D) the ball rolls and nocks the rope (E) the rope lets go dropping a padlock on the vacuum (F) turning off the vacuum. There was a lot of trial and error. most of the time the car rolled off the plank and when the padlock dropped the first few times it missed the vacuum. I would say that this machine was a success

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome

Welcome to my Blog. This is where I will post my work like Scratch Maths Art and other cool things. My favorite animal is a Panda I like the color yellow. My favorite sport is swimming. Come back to my blog every couple of days for more cool things.

Art

In Art, we’ve Been making animals that are affected by the fire. I’m doing a Platypus, other people doing Koalas and other animals. After we choose our animal we had to draw the animal. We photocopied the drawing 2 times then cut out the body parts. Then we cut the same shapes out of cardboard. We found that they were too small so we made the pieces bigger then cut them out of cardboard. I’m up to painting the pieces.

Maths

Addo

In Maths we’ve been playing Addo, Addo is a game where you create a grid and then pick numbers. You pick to cards add up the numbers then if you have the number you cross it off. Once you get three in a row you say ADDO! Then you win.

 

This game helps you add up numbers faster

 

This is my best bord

 

I think I did this well with this because I found the best numbers. Like Nine is good because it has a lot of ways to make. 12, 10 and 15 are the same. 13, 14, 17, 6 and 8 pop up a lot.

Scratch

10 Block Challenge

In Scratch, I have been doing the Ten Block Challenge in this challenge we had to use ten blocks to create an animation. Here is an image of a part of my program.

this makes the cat drop the balloons then say “NO MY BALLOONS that bat” and then run away from the Bear.

this was hard because I had to get the timing right. normally I would use broadcast message but that was not an option.

These are the blocks I had to use.

 

Debug

From scratch, I’ve learned to debug programs. In this program, it is meant to say meow 3 times.

 

this is how I fixed it.

this helps us learn how to debug our programs. Incase our programs brake.

 

Build A Band

 

In Build a Band we have to make a band. We had to insert blocks that are not on scratch. Here is a snip of my code.

 

 

This is how the piano plays.

This will bring you to my project. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/368069777/

This helps us learn how to use different blocks that aren’t originally on scratch.

 

Orange Square Purple Circle

In Orange Square Purple Circle we had to program an Orange Square and a Purple Circle. here is a link to mine https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/370407961/

It was difficult to crate this because I had to put an Orange Square and a Purple Circle. I think this helps us use different sprites and shapes in our code.

 

This is an image of mine.

I think I did well at the intro and importing an Orange Square Purple Circle.

 

About Me

 

About Me is a project about me. In this project, we had to program a ‘game’ to tell people things about you. we made this to show our year 3 buddies. I made it so when you click on the things it talks about them.

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this is the codding.

I think I did this well because I included questions and hidden games. I think I could use the questions in other projects like quizzes. I learned how to ask a question and wait for an answer and not just rush ahead.

 

game quiz

I made a game quiz as my big scratch project it helped me learn how to ask questions and add a score. I can use this again if I want to make a different quiz like a food quiz. I can see a pattern because I have to keep asking questions. I think I did really well because it gives you a score at the end.

It took a long time to make and I am really proud of it.