This lesson we started learning how to do basic line following. The first couple times it did not work, but after persevering we got it to follow the black line!
This term in robotics I was mainly doing the photography and filming. I think I could of done some more programming. I think I did really well on my blog posts especially my first one. I learnt that with robotics you really need to be patient i really enjoyed this term, I cant wait to see what term 2 brings.
This lesson we learnt how to use a colour sensor. At first we were a bit confused at how it worked but once we created a costing colour program that we thought might work, we started to understand more. We got our program to work first try!
This video for colour sensor costing
Next we moved onto the break colour program, which also worked well.
This video for colour sensor break
Later on we learnt a bit more about loops. We had to create a program using a loop and make it go around a square piece of paper in a perfect square. Henry created the program and I measured the square and Charlie was blogging about what was happening. After our 6th attempt we got the square to work.
Next lesson we are going to try and get our robot to follow a black line. I learnt that certain things don’t always work even if the program seems right, there could even be something wrong that you don’t know about.
In lesson 3 Henry, Charlie and I tried to get our robot to upload. It still wasn’t working so we got Mr McKie to restart our Robot, it still wasn’t working so we worked on our programs instead. then in the last lesson of design that day we got a new brick, now we just hope it works.
It is hard to get the robot to do what I need it to do sometimes but there is always a way to solve that problem because it is mechanical. so i need to learn more about how to fix that.
Having these mistakes happen is actually quite helpful because i need to know how to fix these problems if they happen later on in this term/year.
We just kept on trying different ways to solve the problem, getting closer and closer each lesson.
We got to develop our programs, for example if i realised that a certain code piece wasn’t right, I would put in the correct one. it also helped let me find new code pieces, i didn’t know which block was the stop program block but while i was looking around at the different options i found it.
Next we will attempt to use our new brick and hope that we are successful with it and can upload our programs.
This week Charlie, Henry and I created our first program and started to try and upload it but we could not upload the program onto the robot which has always been a problem every time we try to upload the program, hopefully we can get it to work. I helped by trying to figure out what would work, connecting using Bluetooth or the USB cord.
Something we need to work on is how to upload our programs onto our robot.
During this lesson I helped by trying to figure out what would work, connecting using Bluetooth or the USB cord.
If anything bad happens we can fix the problem. We tried and tried again to get our programs uploaded but we did not succeed so we went on with our programs.
Next lesson we are going to try and upload this program.
Welcome to your College Digital Portfolio! A Digital Portfolio is like having your own website. It is a place for you to learn about being an active and responsible digital citizen by creating a portfolio of your best work to showcase and share with others. Through the creation of a blog, you will be able to write regular reflections and share your learning journey through photo and video with your teachers, parents, each other and possibly even experts from all around the world.
For more information and support, speak to your teacher, explore, play and learn from each other! Learn how to publish your first post by visiting Publish your First Post. After that see what you can do! Visit the Edublogs User Guide for more help developing your new online space.
There are so many ways in which to use your space, for example:
- Documenting and reflecting on your learning, passions, and interests, both in and out of school
- Curating and highlighting work for your Student-Led Conferences
- In some instances, your teachers will also ask you to submit, reflect and comment on other students work in this portfolio
That’s enough to get you going. Your Digital Portfolio should be a fun, enriching and rewarding way to explore, find or create your place in the world. Good luck!