today’s design session

so today me, Lucas and Max have been working on our computer that we have been building. we manly used a hot glue gun to glue 2 parts together as a substitute for a different part that we needed. It should work because we have glued the tip of the circuit to another of the same circuit we have screwed a few pars together and i am waiting on getting all the footage from lucas.


summary blog post for last term

Last term me, Toby, nick made a chain reaction.

It started off based on dominoes and then changed to based on pullies and monster trucks. We used design books and dictionaries to make a stable structure to put our objects on.        We also used parts from hotwheels tracks for the monster trucks to go down and push other things an what not.this is the final edit we made for our project.

this is short and quick but it is what our project was

I wasn’t there for the exhibition so I don’t know how that went


Camp reflection

Camp wasn’t the best some of the good things where going home, getting a cabin with my friends and the pinicle hike. Mr McKie bet $1000 dollars my cabin would get moved (we didn’t ) he still hasn’t given it to us though 😢 the pinical hike was fun cos we got to clime rocks and go in caves and explore different places to what we normaly would see.


The food is never the best at camp.  everything was so fake the cheese was so fake and so was the bread. The  soup on the first night didn’t look that appertizing   so I didn’t have it.


The water falls where cool because we could drink them.people said it tasted so good but I thought it tasted like normal water. me and some others wondered where the water came from at the top of the water fall.

on the way home I played a game on the bus and it went on for ages it was called im going on a road trip and if I said im going on a road trip and Im gonna bring a banana the other person would say im going on a road trip and im gonna bring a banana and something else that thy want to say and it went on for 40 mins.


Tom is a 14 year old boy who lives in Adelaide and then the book starts as him and his family move to Darwin because the government ask for people to help at a wharf and post office and tom and his family accept these offers and move to Darwin  they think they will stay there for life but that changes when the Japanese start taking over the pacific and Darwin is next.

I would give this book a 4/5 star rating because I liked when the main part of the story started because it interested me about that certain topic because I don’t know much darwins history and this book helped me learn about Darwins history.The thing that I liked about this story was the bombing itself because I wonder how that would effect me  and how losing family would effect me and how I judge things.

The theme of this story is change and  upheaval and I would relate this to my friend the enemy because in that book they lose family like in this book



chain reaction

Toby,Nick and I have been making a chain reaction, the end goal is to make a tea bag fall into a mug of hot water here is what we have been doing for the past week.

we progressed to this eventually.

The most challenging and annoying thing was when we had nearly set the dominos up and either someone walking by might of nocked the table or we accidently knock the dominos over

We have changed our design many times but we have made one but I don’t have the materials that I need to set it up now but I will on Tuesday.This is a video of our old model not working we have changed it up again and it is amazing.

Here is an edit of our complete project.


BANANA PIANO Makey Makey/little bits.

Me and toby have been working with makey makey and have made a really amazing piano out of and app some alligator clips a Makey Makey bord And………..4 BANANAS

here is a video of me playin the piano with bananas.

here is also a photo of the kit before we made the piano

Toby and I might do bloxels next week

so far making the piano has been my favourite thing about design this year

we got the software for the piano on the Makey Makey  sight  and labelled the bananas with up down left or right and if you held an alligator clip that was plugged into the bottom of the board and then touched one of the bananas it would make a note play on the piano.



my experience with little bits

me and toby where have been doing little bits here is some evidence of what I have been doing

this is a pass the parcel you pass it to a friend and they pass it back you repeat this until the noise stops and the person it lands on when the noise stops loses

this is some music we made with some basic coding and we used a diel to turn the music on and off and we changed it to a button or a slide that you push up and down to turn on and off as well.

simmple machines

This was the last rotation for 5c and we are doing simple machines

First we researched the six simple machines they where a:







once we had researched these we had to build them

here are all my models

This is a wheel and axle they are also what connect 2 wheels together in a car

Here is a pulley they make heavy things easier to lift if they where in a drain or a well.

That is a screw they hold things  together, if they are a toy with a screw that would be holding that part of the screw together.

This is meant to be a lever but it doesn’t look like one but levers control things like with train tracks if there is one track turning one wat and one the other there might be someone to pull the lever to that the track opens the right way and the train goes the right way.This is a inclined plain it is kind of like a ramp but ill have to research that.

This is a wedge you are meant to wedge it under something to lift it up or so it stops moving.

I made a chainsaw with pullies but I haven’t taken photos yet and it uses pullies an I think something else.



here is a video of my forklift working

Me and Euan helped each other to make this forklift.

its simple machine that helped the forklifts forks lift up and down was a pulley

in the instructions it had a separate  thing that I would call a pallet and when you put the pallet on the forks the rubber band that was attached to the pulley to help it move was coming of I think it was to heavy for the band but I don’t know.

there was kind of two simple machines and the other one was a screw because it is going  through the middle forklift  holding the pulley and the rope in place.


ultrasonic EV3 sensor

For this challenge we had to make our robot stop 20cm in front of a wall or an object.

The ultrasonic sensor looks like to eyes,it will sense how far away an object is and stop or do whatever you told it to do with your programming this is what my program did to the robot

this is a snip of my program This program made my robot do what you just saw it stopped in front of the wall when it was supposed to.

I think that some people had trouble with this program because it is using a new sensor and nobody new how to use it but someone  did it so they put it on the board for people to see and ask questions and for people to understand.

here is a screen cast to finish explaining.

ultrasonic sensor screen cast-2d52yir