This term we were set with a task of using Spheros! First Me, Harry and Will got assign our Sphero to start creating using tutorials, here are a few that we have made so far.
This is Animal Toss, the aim of this game is to throw the ball to each other but except when the ball has been caught and animal sound is played. Then the opponent has to guess the sound. This was challenging because we forgot to turn off stabilization so the code wouldn’t work too well. But we ended up fixing this problem.
This is the Spinner Top Game. in this project the faster you spin the Sphero the brighter the light shines. This was one of my favourites because we go to mess around with the Acelerometer. this measures the speed at which the Sphero is spinning. this was difficult because we accidently made the program so the speed it has to reach we put too high.
This is the Hot Potato Game. Sorry I don’t have the video for the game but I will do my best to explain it! So, in this game you have to get rid of the Sphero before the Sphero randomly glows red and that means your out. This was a fun one because you can play with as much friends as you want. But the most interesting part was the Random Block. This block is making the time when the Sphero changes colour to random. Overall I think this was the best one yet.
When we finished the tutorials we began brain storming a plan for our project. But, the best of all our ideas was to design a SKATE PARK!
First we drew a plan and discussed all the ramps we can do, This was the plan:
But now it has come to the tricky part, Building. We started off this process by collecting cardboard from enviro then we collected a lot of tape and started building our skatepark. building the first ramp was difficult because we realised it needed a run up so we had to move the ramp forward. tthen we added a back walll at the end to so it doesn’t fly off the table.
And we have our finished product, Here is some photos and videos: