Beetle blocks

Beetle blocks allows you to code 3D shapes, and then 3D print them out.

This is the first thing we did, we made a simple hexagon



Here’s what we did.



Then we started staking them.

Then we moved on to turtle art, which is achallie very close to beetleblocks

What they have in conmen

1: You can make the same programs on it

2: They both have block code

3: They both have jarva script

How they are different

1: Beetleblocks is 3D

2: Turtle art is 2D

3: You can print your moddles on beetleblocks in the 3D printer

In turtle art, colours are numbers, so if you type in a sirten number, you’ll get that numbers colour.

I made my beetleblocks programs into Turtle art programs.

Here’s the first one.

And the second one.

I couldn’t do the stacking because Turtle art is 2D

Then we did some patterns! as you can see, to make our patterns look really good, we made them have different colours. you can also make one line bigger, and the other line smaller over the top of the bigger line.

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Parts, Purposes, Complexities

To help us understand systems, we took a look at the system of some robotic devious, (mine is the Foxtel remote).

This was our first look at system (school system).

This is a diagram of the  Foxtel remote.

Now where seeing wats inside.

here is a video of how the remote works.


Now with the parts of the Foxtel remote I’m going to create something with the “Makey Makey”.



Here’s the code. (The wrong code is showing here)



This is a Sphero. What is a Sphero? Its a small robot inside a plastic ball that rolls around depending on what you code\tell it where, when and how fast it goes. It may not look like it has a front or a back but the robot inside dose.(the robot also keeps itself upright) We followed some tutorials of how to help us get going on how to work it with “Block code”.

There are some videos that can show you what we did. The first one is “square” (it rolls in a square). The one after is called “square 2” (it rolls in square but it has more complicated and better code) And the third one is “square 3” ( it rolls in a square but every time it turns it makes a random animal noise and shines two different colours). The last one is called “Hot Potato”. every time the Sphero is “tossed” it will play an “abrupt sound” to let the players know that they have caught it.(and it counts how many times its “tossed”). When the potato “Expires” its set to “random” so there is no way to cheat in the game. 

Now lets take a look at the blocks, (code), how about something essay? The “Delay Block”. The “Delay Bock” allows you to create a gap between the program, lets say if you told the Sphero to go in a strate line, if you put a “Delay Block” in between, it will go in a strate line, stop, then keep going . Now the “Play sound block”, it allows you to sound of anything when your Sphero dose something, you can set it to random on a sort of sound like “animals” that way a new animal sound will play from the Sphero. now for the “Loop Block” it can repet your program as many times as you want. (you can see this in the second & third video). Now the “Roll Block”, this block allows you to decide what degress, how fast and for how long the Sphero will roll for.

square 1 code.


Square 2 code.

Square 3 code.

Hot potato code.

Then we moved on to Java code. (we right the code instead of using blocks)

In the first video you see here is called “Hello World”. (Even though its called “Hello world’ the Sphero says “Hello square”) it rolls in a square but every time it turns it  plays a sound called “” and on the final roll it plays a sound called “ we struggled to right the code with just litters and numbers, but in the end with a little help, we made a pretty awsome program.

“Hello World!” code (Java).

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Lego robotics mini golf (spooky theam)

This is our lego robotics spooky mini golf corse! my goal is to create a spooky golf corse that has robotic win using the EV3.


You can see here what my obgective and what (teck and art) we are going to use.

On the bottom picture you can see our disgn







the fents in proges and the golf coresies start


building our windmell


This our our code and wind meel working.

Our golf cores complete!

My Hummingbird Creature, Sam danceing on the pan


The Dr Seuss Hummingbird Challenge

What type of creature might you create?

What variables might you consider?


•        Can your creature move? How? When? How much? How fast?

•        Does it make a sound? What sound? When? For how long?

•        What does it look like? Does it change colours? When?



My initial goal is to

Is to get sam to dance on the pan.

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 finding out how to code our creature. We didn’t know that there were code blocks on Hummingbird for the “gear motors” that are the motors that make our creature move, so if we used the original what was instead of using code for the motors we used “rotation blocks” thinking it would work the same way. 



I was able to get these working by making a new code and a new plan. we are going to put the gear motor facing up so the weal is facing up to, our creature will spin on the weal!


This is the second iteration of my creature’s looks was a little lite because same love to dace when there’s a lite because he think theres a dace party (there is no lite sensor) 



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



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

[insert video explanation]

[insert screencast of most challenging programming sequence]


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

Lego robotics is a project that we share a Lego robot. My goal is to create a launcher that can work! it would be so cool. You can see our code in the screencast. there are these ports that are labled letters and numbers, the code shoes that only butten “3” is be prest, thats because it all happens when the “movment senor” (AKA the butten that you press to make the lauch the laucher that you can see right below this witting)


There will be the launcher that will fire a stick like a catapult. One of the motors was not working when I pressed the batten only one of them was working, then we found out that some thing was wrong with the cord so we replaced it with a new cord, and both of them where working. but then instead of the launcher flinging the stick it went all the way over, (you can see it in the video below the code screencast) but then we saw on Youtube that people put a book on top of the EV3 so that it wouldn’t go all the way around.


Aboriginal History project with the Makey Makey


  Me and Georgie are reasching the Aboriginal history with the Makey Makey, to recreate the sounds, lights, and other things! it will feel like your there, deep in the forest with all the strang and unknown creachers lurking in the darkness. First we had to brain storm write down all our ideas, it took a bit to put it all together but it turned out to be a good brain storm. You can have look in the imige at the bottem right. You can see what materials that we need in the photo that is up there and has a lot of couler. Can you see the green and purple blocks up there? That’s our coding for the recording on Scarch. the top blocks are mostly yellow on Scarch but these are for the Makey Makey so there green. We tried to do a screen of our script recording, but couldn’t put it on Scarch, but then we found out how to make recordings on Scarch, so we did that instead. That paper with the green and yellow writing is our script, that what we used for the recording. We learned that there are lots of Aboriginal tribes, like the Kimberly tribe. (the tribe where reserching) it is also a place you can find all sorts of fish. like, Tuna, salfish, redempra, berumudie, king thred fin, and tarpond. we where not planning on having a waterfall, with a secret! (look in the video up at the top)  Even with all of these problems, in the end we made a really good project. I am very proud of the craft.

Mirobit rise track

This is me and Georgie’s rising track that we did together. We had to use the “Microbit” in this project, there are special machines that is like a car but for the “Microbit”. it allows us to make a “microbit” like a remote controller to the car\machine the to cars would rise to the finish line, pretty simple, but there are so obstacle in the way. But this photo was taken before they where made and we couldn’t finish it but if it where, it would have been a great project.