drones

for the last design day and today we have been doing drones. The we fly are tello drone they are two steps above a beginner drone so they are  advanced  drones. we have been flying them around on the oval for fun. and once all the droned go flat we go and do drone dash drone dash is where you have challenges and you need to code the drone to do the challenges  and i am on module on part four. part one was to draw a square and i completed that one. part 2 was i needed to draw a shape that’s already on the screen and it tells the measurement of the line in centimetres. part three was the same it was just a different shape

Hummingbird car

I was working with Bryar and Finley but he has been away sick for the last 2 sessions. We made a car with 4 wheels and a hummingbird bit. The hummingbird bit uses a micro-bit to control the hummingbird bit. It is a little bit hard but it was fun working with Bryar. The balance of the old car didn’t work so we put more weight at the front of the car which helped. Mrs Watters helped us with some coding and then our car worked better.

sphero

In term four we have decided to do design days, so on Monday week A we have design all day and on Wednesday week B we have design all day. I like design day better than normal lessons.

 

In our design days we have been doing sphero. sphero is a round ball with electronics inside. You code that round ball on an app on our ipads but you can get the app on any electronics.

 

We have been doing tasks with our sphero like figure eight and tag but the main and hardest was the maze. the maze task was making a maze out of masking tape and coding the sphero the maze with coding blocks there was a lot of trial and error and we are still coding the sphero through the maze to day.

 

I cant wait to get back to it to day

micro bit

Micro Bit is a little square electronic thing that you code it on you computer and then download it to the micro bit. When you do something to it like push button B it will do what you coded it to do. i did a tutorial for rock paper scissor. Rock paper scissors is a game that you play with your hands with other people. But with micro bit version you are versing the Micro Bit. It work by you shaking the Micro Bit and it will wait three seconds and then it will show either rock paper or scissors and at the same time you will choose to and you can pick either rock paper or scissors. You win by defeating them and how you know you have defeated is that rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock, so that’s how you know how you defeated them.

here is a picture of my coding.

makey makey

For our new  design project we are doing Makey Makey. Makey Makey is a clever electronic machine that when you program the Makey Makey mother board it will do something for you on your laptop or you could  make something and program it to do something.

How does it work?

For Makey Makey to work you need to plug a cord into your computer and you plug a alligator clip into the earth and you need water or static to activate the earth. My first challenge was the space challenge.The space challenge is where you connect a wire to the space alligator clip attachment, to start the space challenge we needed to read some information  about electricity and so Mrs Matters asked us can you use your space button to write things that use electricity.

Our second activity is to play bongos with our Makey Makey. We needed to connect our space and left arrow to work.This is  a diagram  of my bongoes.

Our third activity was to play a piano on Makey Makey i made a piano out of tin foil on paper and i connected wires to it and it worked. this is a picture taken of my piano setup.  

rube goldberg machine

My Rube Goldberg machine was a lot of trial and error the error was, trying to line up all the bits, trying not to bump it and trying to make it. My Rube Goldberg machine starts with a marble run. At the end of the marble run it drops on to a table and then the marble rolls on the table and then drops on to a little wooden plank which sets of a car to go down a car ramp saving a leggo man trapped under a plastic cup. It took four or five tries to work.

build a band

I made a band. This week year 5 have been doing a project called ‘Build-A-Band. I used drums, bongos and speakers. The two sprites are the characters that spin in the air. I didn’t find it hard to program the sprites, it was easy. I tried lots of different sounds before I decided to only use the drums, bongos and speakers.