Drones

Today in design Mr Mckie introduced our new topic for design it was drones and I was excited. To start off we were playing this game on the school Ipad to do with coding. It had lots of levels and worlds but we could only do two worlds which was the tutorial world and the earth one. Next we connected to our drones and we took them out to fly on the oval. After that we did drone dash which is coding a drone on snap I have got a screen snip of the hip to square program that we did. I did 100 cm every turn and it was the code for a shape.

Drumming Boy Humming bird

For the last two weeks I have been working with Nick and Eddy and we have been learning about humming bird, this is how it went. At the start we got these lunchboxes with all these different things such as motors and wires and in the first lesson we were learning how to get the LED lights working and when we got them to work they looked cool because the colours switched between each. Then in the next lesson we made a robot called Drumming Boy. We used an icy pole stick to hit the drum. We needed to code the robot to use the stick which hit the drum.

Today we have added to our Drumming Boy. We added 2 wheels to it and LED lights for the eyes. We are still trying to get it to work. We are  having trouble with the balance of the robot and also the coding.

Sphero

Last week on Wednesday we were told it was design day which means we have design all day. I am learning about sphero at the start of the day we were learning how to drive our sphero it was very fun because we could do battles against my friends spheros. The next period we were learning how to code a shape with our sphero. And after recces we started our maze project that we are still working on now. What happens is you need to make a maze out of tape then we coded our sphero to follow through the maze to get to the end.

 

balloon popping machine

Last Friday i made a new rube goldberg track, it was my second. It was a balloon popping machine it took 3 tries here are the steps.

For the machine I threw a ball into a line of books kind of like a domino track the books hit each other into the balloon that hit a knife that I used sticky tape to attach to a tissue box and the balloon popped.

In the end I had lots of fun making the track.

 

Rube Goldberg track

On Friday I made my first rube goldberg track it was so fun I will tell you how I made it.                                                                                       At the start of the track i used a hot wheels car and a hot wheels track the ht wheels car went down the track and hit a ball into cricket stumps.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the end it was very fun

 

Micro bit part1

This term 5A are learning about Micro bit and our teacher is Mr. McKie.                                                                                                                 In our first week were learning about how it works and making a heart out of the micro bit and also it was making my name.                            In the seccond week we learnt how we could make there are bit bots that are like cars that you need a micro bit for a steeling weel it is very cool.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In our last week before home learning me fred and joe made a project and it is a plant waterer it was really hard but we got it to work.

Own choice part 1

Today it was design and i was up to my own choice project. I had and idea to make a mini hoop from scratch made out of wood. Right now I am making a scoreboard for the mini hoop on scratch and adding music to it i am also going to make the ring on the weekend. I am enjoying making he scoreboard on scratch right now. Keep updated for part 2.

Misunderstand

Today i am going to write about the word misunderstand here some facts.

The word misunderstand dates back to the year 1200 which is very old. The word misunderstand is the antonym for understand and the synonym is misunderstood which is also in the word list.

I chose this word because I wanted to learn more about it.

Own choice scratch game controller

Today we are doing a drive through and catch up on learning my next task was making my own choice scratch game controller. I decided to make it on this maze i found, the controls are the arrow keys space to pause and click to start. It was a great maze it was tricky but i got to the end  it was very difficult and fun.

makey makey pacman controller

On Friday I started a new makey makey project today instead of doing a project on an instrument like we did last time with the piano and bongos but today we are making a pacman controller it was very fun.

I used the google pacman instead of the scratch one and i enjoyed it.