In Design we were doing Makey Makey then we went to micro-bit but now we are doing Rube Goldberg Machines. Rube Goldberg machines are so fun and and really make you think out side the box. Sadly I don’t have a video to show you because the video is to long but I can explain it. My Rube Goldberg machine took some time to do but it was quite small.
To materials I used were:
- Jenga blocks
- wrapping paper rolls ( that have no wrapping on them! )
It took about 10 tries before I finally got it and some of them were so close! Doing this project also taught me that if you be calm it will work out in the end and saying that to myself helped. But if there was one thing I would of changed I would of probably made it longer!😊
In micro bit I have made a step counter.
The step counter is my main project and
it is much easier then some of the other projects I have done.
Up the top is the code to make the step counter.
There is a lot of different pieces of code you need to use
but it is a little frustrating sometimes but overall it was great.
I really liked doing this project because it was really fun
and now I can keep track of my steps.
I have just started Micro bit this term it is really fun and obviously I am still learning.
Micro bit is a type of programming it kind of reminds me of scratch but you have a a robot type thing.
Rock, Paper, Scissors.
rock, paper, scissors is a really fun game that took a while to understand.
One of the hardest things is trying to code it all and making it work. Because
there was a lot of different categories and blocks you had to make.
this project was really fun and it is even funner when you play against friends😊
hot potato is a really fun game but it can keep you frustrated for a while!😂
The code was really fun to make but it was complicated. Once I made
the code I got some friends or family and played hot potato with them. Its really fun!
Today I started a Makey Makey project about Darwin because that is where I grew up. for this project I am basically doing a quiz. I chose to do this quiz because I have so much knowledge about the place. So basically I am going to pick a character and that will be the character telling you if you answered the question right. I will program the character to ask questions as well as asking them. The title of this project will be: Darwin Quiz.
Hope you like it!
Today in word study we had to choose a word and investigate it. so I chose to do misuse because I thought it would be interesting to find out about it so here is the information I found.
- It has been a saying since the year 1530
- Misuse means using something in the wrong way.
- a synonym for Misuse is Misapply.
In this challenge we had to make a controller from our makey makey kit. I found this challenge difficult because I am not the best at coding.
My scratch project didn’t really go as planned but I gave it a go. This project has probably been the hardest for me to handle because its was a two player game and I find scratch hard over all. The one thing I didn’t find to hard was connecting the space because I did a quiz. but I am looking forward to what challenge we have next.😀
In this Makey Makey experiment we had to make a controller for a pacman game.
This challenge was one that I found not to hard because to me it was basically the same as the other ones with the fact of just up, down, left and right. We are continuing further with Makey Makey and I am looking forward to seeing what lies ahead.😊🎉
A couple days ago we did an experiment for makey makey where we had to make a piano.
This project was hard I wouldn’t say there was no easy parts but most of it was a challenge for me. Probably the most challenging thing for me was making sure the cords were placed in the right places and making sure I put enough cords on the makey makey board so I could actually use and make a piano. After I went through the process I finally had a foil piano that I could actually play.👍
Last week we did an experiment with Makey Makey What we had to do was make bongos.
There were hard parts and easy parts. The stuff I found easy was connecting the cords to the makey makey board and connecting the cord to my laptop. I found it really hard trying to put the cords in my fruits because if the cords weren’t placed properly the Bongos just wouldn’t work. It was fun doing the bongos and I really enjoyed making and playing them.😊
Today in design we started focusing on electricity and programming.
Electricity to me is a form of electric charge in one direction. It is a
form of energy which we use to power machines and electrical devices.
The stuff that I think electricity is used for is Fans, lights, computers, fridges,
cars/trucks, devices, machines and heaps of other things because a lot of things
in the world are powered by electricity. Today my class got to program fruits to be keys
on our laptops. In the photo above there is an example of what it looked like. So that is mine
and the reason I have 2 fruits is because I programmed them to play the bongos on a website.
It was hard at the start making sure I programmed the fruits right or other wise the bongos wouldn’t work.
It took a while until I figured everything out but I eventually did it. Thank you 😀