refugee

Quick recap:

Ali’s father has been killed by the Taliban to protect him🤔 ( bit of Taliban background: the Taliban wreaked the twin towers °□°) he has been sent away to Australia to live in freedom but instead of freedom he is in a refugee camp called woomera. Not free in the free country!

“Woomera is a prison. the worst type of prison. Imagine not being able to do anything at all.” quote from Ali in refugee. he has taken a interview there and told him that his father was killed by them. The guard was heartless and just tossed the interview onto a big pile of  paper. Ali was sure he would be released soon but when he asked a guard he laughed and said “some of these people have been here a year.” Ali was shocked by this news. His friend Safir got in a fight with some Iranians. He began to lose hope, but then a school started. His hope fell until he was in the school: one of the things he learnt was about Australia. “Why would they teach us about Australia if they did not think we would live here one day” He gets to help the little kids and as a reward he gets points and buys a phone card and tries to call his relatives.

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Drone dash done!

Just putting drone dash pics here drone 1

Drome part 1 and 2

Today we used drones. It was a lot of fun even though we were unable to film. They have a camera function which we can use to make videos or take photos. last group had little luck but ours have caught up to them on the first day. We are having a lot of success. I am currently working on a drone montage however we need footage from the drone.

(today unfortunately all of the equipment  we use did not film so we do not manage to get anything on Friday)

We also used two other programs. The fist one is Tello Edu used for coding drones. There is also a set of coding challenges on this. The other one is a lot like snap.

 

Hello again part 2 now. TODAY I BROUGHT MY DRONE FROM HOME!!!!! I can’t wait to use this for footage, also it is a racing drone and I think it is a lot more reliable so I should get some footage, also it comes with a remote. It is quite windy and I forgot my charger so i may not be able to fly. :(( Hope that the wind stops.

Fingers crossed everything turns out alright.

hummingbird

Today I used hummingbird a fiddly raspberry pie combined w a makey makey.

we tried to get the vibration motor to work for our buzzy bee to buzz. We figured

out the problem and fixed it. Now the bee annoys everyone happily. We decided to

make a car for the bee: THE BEEMOBILE. It has 2 wheels at the front and works

like a wheelbarrow but the wheel automatically spins while the bee at back buzzes

annoyingly. YAY BUZZY CAN ZOOM AROUND ANNOYING PEOPLE. 🙂 XD

dash and dot

Yesterday we were supposed to do sphero. For the first 2 periods we sat around trying to get our sphero to work but it did not so we used dash and dot.

Meet Dash & Dot Robots for kids ages 6+ | Wonder Workshop - YouTube

Dash and had a lot more features then sphero including microphones, a recording device so you can choose what you want it to say. You can get him to say any thing you want and you have 10 recording in at one time. He can make animal noises and the code is more precise

Programmable Robot Ball: Sphero SPRK+ | Teach STEM with Sphero

We made the maze for him but that was not the right challenge for dash. They were slow compared to the fast sphero and un-reliable when recording like always. Dash was the only one that moved and crashed a lot of the time. The code was good but the robot was not the best for the maze. Today we are using sphero. I hope it is not a repeat of last week and sphero works this time around.

 

rube goldburg 3 and 4

Now I have made 2 more machines. The first one is a wheel moving thing that moves a wheel ever so slightly and a marshmallow catapult. 1. a ball rolls down a ramp hitting a stick pushing a ball of the lever causing it to move down pushing the wheel forwards a bit.

2. a marshmallow catapult. I throw a boot pulling a ribbon attached to a can knocking over the book landing on one side of the spoon flying the marshmallow into the air. After 24 takes.

 

rube goldburg blog post 1 and 2

So far I have made 2 rube Goldberg machines. The first one is a little house destroyer, where a blue marble destroys a marble house. The blue marble goes down a big marble course then it knocks down a few domino’s destroying the house. it took 5 or 6 tries but it finally worked. The video is too big to load in here. The second one is a toilet paper down the stairs thing. You put a marble on a ramp then it rolls down setting off a chain reaction of domino’s rolling the toilet paper down the stairs. AWESOME. Except the cleaning up part not so awesome. Poor toilet paper. The toilet paper got a bit messy. Whoops.

microbit

With Micro Bit, I have made custom code for a Bit Bot,

aka, Boss Bot, and a watch.

Watch

Setting up: Turn watch on as soon as the real life minute changes. Press b until the hour is the same as it really is and then press a until the minute is correct as well. Once you set up the watch it will tell the time until it is turned off. You can change between 24 hour time and 12 hour time by shaking the micro bit.That is about it. (sorry no pictures)

Boss bot

You drive the bot using a & b.The bot has 2 settings: fast mode and normal mode.

pictures & videos.

mistake

hellll8io, wait I mean hello, I must of made a mistake, yes today we are learning about the word mistake. This word came into use during the 1600’s. It comes from the old Norse word mistaka. The word mistake is a example of the mis pronoun. This word means: accident, take something you should not have, do something wrong, take a word you hear a different way then what was intended. The mis pronoun means: accidentally(rest of word), make a mistake while doing(rest of word) synonyms include but are not limited to: mistaken accident problem.  

I chose this word because I can put a lot more info in this then misprint or a less common word, yet when I searched things it came up with irreverent things. WHY!!!!

makey makey free choice

For this project I have planned to create a cake project. It will be a bit like Simon using cakes. There is going to be 4 things. There will be 4 different colour drums(pieces of play dough or things like that) as well as a yes key and a no key so if you make a mistake you can press the no key. I am going to use drums on the screen that jump and glow to show the order. Essential blocks. when key pressed:unexpected order of arrow key pressed options · Issue #2173 · LLK ...

pick random 1 to 4,

if then else:If () Then, Else (block) - Scratch Wiki

and a few others: when flag clicked, change y by block, costume blocks, and 1 variable called drum choice. The flag makes it start, the variable, if else, and the pick random are essential for the order code. The costumes and the change y is essential to saying what the order is, and the if key clicked and a few others are used for the correcting thing.

Turns out I need 2 lists and a few more variables. I have made the basic scratch code, still got a bit more to do. Earlier this year I made a scratch project for my sister which involved the same sort of checking if the answer was correct and I learned how do use lists as well when doing save a platformer. Both of these skills will be helpful.

 

Makey MaKey Part 2

I have made multiple projects in makey makey. I have already made a gaming controller and a bongo in makey makey as well as a piano. for the piano I used 6 coins instead of fruit because I thought I had ruined too many fruit. the coins worked fine but I had my wires in a jumble so I am fixing that. I the other problem is the coins slide too much. I have found that the coins do not get ruined after using so this will be a bit easier to start with. I hope when I make my scratch music thingy, the wires won’t be in my way of playing the music. I am planning to make a song that says hello in every single language and the coins change the voice type. The types include: Giant, kitten tremor and a few more.