Drones! This part of term we have been doing drones! It has been so much fun!!! I think this might have been my favourite design focus but the whole year has been an amazing experience. I can't believe that this is the last design topic we will ever do!! We are in groups. My group was Ashaiya, Quinn, Harriet and me of course. On Wednesday we flew the drones outside on the oval but the batteries only last for 13 minutes then we swapped the batteries over. We first started the day with 9 tutorials that we had to complete before we could fly the drone. then we got our devices and downloaded the app Tello and connected the drone through Wi-Fi then took them out to the oval to fly it was so cool once I accidently made the drone go really high and it was a bit windy so the drone was moving up in the air but luckily Harriet got it down from the air. we also did something called drone dash which we used snap to code a drone animation to draw things with fake pen on the screen there is a few different modules as it is called on there to do
For the past few weeks we have been programming a device called hummingbird, Hummingbird is a device that is a bit like Makey-Makey and micro-bit crossed together we have been programming the hummingbird-bit. We worked in groups my group was Quinn, Ashaiya and Abbie (Me!!!!!!!!!!). we made a bunny that’s ears wiggled and the nose glowed. we faced a few challenge like making the ears wiggle because the code we where copying was a debug it code so we had to work it out and it took a long time. Our bunny has long ears a little bow (thanks to Harriet) it has a glowing ping pong ball for a nose and whiskers made of pipe cleaners.
- A robot
- Remote controlled
Design Days –
- Days where we have Design all day
- We work I groups
- My group is Me (Abbie), Lulu and Madi.
- Wednesday week B Monday
- Drive function- Driving with a joystick type controller.
- Block code- Like in scratch putting blocks together and making a code that way we use this most of the time. it involves a lot of trial and error.
- Java script- Typing code with words and numbers.
This half of term we are doing Micro bit. I know you are probably wondering what is Micro bit? Well Micro bit is a circuit board looking thing but it isn’t actually a circuit board, it is a bit of metal that has LED lights on it and you can code them to light up. It is fairly easy but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun! I love it. You program it to do things for an example you can program it to show hearts and smiley faces. Also the lucky kids in Britain the get a Micro bit for free how cool is that! We code on the Micro bit website called Makecode where there are tutorials for every project and that’s helped me a lot. They’re’s games too. My favourite one is Flashing heart and Smiley face even though they’re quite easy they’re fun. From Micro Bit I have learnt how to code better and and actually how the code works to make the thing happen.
For my own choice project I made a knock over the cups game. It was supposed to make an applause when you hit a cup. It didn’t work though for two reasons firstly I would have had to touch the cups myself which wasn’t how my project was supposed to work and my makey-makey might have been broken… I made my scratch code and had my cups (with foil over them) all set up to to be knocked over but when I tapped the cups ( holding the earth) they didn’t make an applause. I tried to fix it but it still didn’t work. Here is a photo of it.
In video game controllers we me made video game controllers with makey-makey. we played games like PAC-man and did a maze which was for two players . i made my controller out of play dough but there were many other options like metal objects and water filled objects, for the maze i had to make two controllers one had to make using the other side if the makey-makey board.
This term in design 5B is doing MakeyMakey! MakeyMakey is a circuit board that you can use to turn things like oranges and apples into musical things like pianos and bongos like we did. I made an Apple, Orange, Eraser, pencil and Play-Dough piano. When we made bongos, I just used Play-Dough.
A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine that gets something done in a complicated way it is a chain reaction. My Rube Goldberg machine is a machine that simply knocks over a cup this may sound simple but its not it took me heaps of tries to get it right. In my Rube Goldberg machine it used these materials, icy-pole sticks, a tissue box, books, a ruler, a toy car, a tennis ball, plastic cups and a marble. My Rube Goldberg machine was successful but it took a lot of goes .This is how my Rube Goldberg machine worked I rolled a marble off a shelf and down a ramp then is fell onto a tissue box and rolled off then it rolled down a ruler. Next time I would like to do something that challenges me a bit more.
About me is a scratch where you make a code so the sprites (The thing that you code) when you click on them they say information about you, you also chose the sprites of things that relate to you and when you click on them they say why they relate to you. On the picture you can see that the things I put on are: me, my favourite number (28), A llama (my favourite animal), my cat (Daisy), a cake (one of my favourite foods), number 10 (how old i am) and a netball (my favourite sport.)This was important because we are going to show our year 3 buddies so they can get to know us.
This is an addition board in maths 300 that I made so I could see which numbers I should put in my Addo board. As you can see if you look at my Addition board the best numbers to put on the Addo board are 10, 11, 9, 12, 8, 13, 7, 14, and 6 because they have the most ways to get the numbers. A lot of it is about luck. This is how you play, you cut squares of paper with numbers on it then, you put them face down on the table and pull up 2 cards and add them together if you have the number you made by adding the 2 numbers together on your board then cross that number out and keep going. If you don’t have the number then just keep going until you do. when you get three in a row then say Addo!