Kites Investigation

Claudia and I worked together to work out what each of the angles equal.

This is our presentation

Hummingbird

Jessica and I’s ‘creature’ is called a Zibry. It lives in the library. Jess and I had the idea that when someone says ‘Party Time!’ Zibry will start dancing and the L.E.D lights will light up.

What is a Hummingbird?

A hummingbird is an awesome little programming board. That you can program to do really cool things with. You can program L.E.D lights to flash, vibration motors, sound sensors, and more!

What did I do?

I coded a sound sensor to search for sound then once it finds sound it tells the lights to light up.

What was important about it?

The sound sensor. I need the sound sensor to start the program.

Where could I use this again?

I could use the when space clicked I a different code.

Do I see any patterns in what I did?

I saw a pattern in the code for the led lights. When they are programmed to light up and stop it is the same blocks just different numbers.

How well did I do?

I think I did pretty well for just basically doing the whole thing in one day. I would of liked to add the gear motor but otherwise I really like it.

What should I do next?

Add the gear motor.

What Zibry looks like

 

My Goal

Our goal is to have Zibry dancing in the end and to have the vibration and sound sensor working in order. I think it will be tricky for them to all work in the order that we want it to.

My Plan

Parts Purposes and Complexities

My screen recording of the first code

First code in action

 

The gear motor wasn’t working for some weird reason so I decided not to include it in my project.

I also didn’t get time to make Zibry ):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths-angles

I know that in a circle the angles equal 360 degrees and I fat 4 kites into a circle so all I did was divide 360 by 4 which equals 90 degrees.

I knowtist that on the smaller kite there are the same angles as the bigger one they are just smaller.

Lego robotics

EV3 Lego Robotics Tricycle. My Tricycle will dodge obstacles and follow a path.

What is a EV3 Lego Brick?

An Ev3 Lego Brick is a Lego coding source that we are extremely lucky to use. It has two different types of ports to plug in cords to motors and more. At one end is a numbered port [there are 4 ports in each end] The numbers go up to four. Then at the other end is port AB and C. The letter ports are for motors and the numbered ports are for sensors. There are two types of motors medium and large I am using the large motor for the tricycle. The EV3 brick also has three more different ports to hook up into your computer they are called port USB,SD and PC. The USB cord is only for downloading, so don’t hook it up to the brick if you want to activate bluetooth, it just confuses the brick. I used scratch at first but it wasn’t reliable Bluetooth wise so I switched to a app called Lego Mindstorms which works really well with Bluetooth 

 

What did I do?

I coded a Lego Robotics Tricycle to follow a path.

 

What was important about it?

The coding. The important thing in the coding is the positive and negative numbers. They change the whole code!

 

Where could I use this again?

I could use the coding again in a different project on a different course.

Do I see any patterns in what I did?

I saw patterns in the left and right they were basically the same but with diffrent negitive positive numbers.  Also same thing with forwards and backwards.

How well did I do? 

I think I did well on the coding and I have learnt a lot about it. I also think I did well on the track.

What should I do next?

I would like to make the robot choose which path to follow

 

My first code and screen recording

Video of first code working

 

Second code and screen recording

 

Video of code working

The new/edited screen recording of code

 

And this is the video of the code working

This is the track


Unfortunately the tricycle was too big for the track but I’m still really proud of both the tricycle and the track

Pictures of the process



Aboriginals History with the Makey Makey

For our project ‘Brining Australia to Life’ with the Makey Makey Claire and I are researching the Kimberley Tribe. Our aim is to teach our class about the Kimberley Tribe and also to teach ourselves.

We will set it out like this

The page on the left has the diorama of what it will look like. And on the write there is all of the facts.

This is our steps to Achievement.

 

We will need

These items

This is our Coding

We put a when clicked block  with a play sound recording

For the second one we did again a when clicked block with the tropical birds sound. But at first we accidentally did a when flag clicked so when it came time for it to work we had to change it.

The most important part about it is the sound recording.

I could use this again in another makey makey project except just change the sound recording.

There is a pattern in the coding, the coding both has a when clicked block.

I think we could of done a little bit more with the coding.

If we had more time for the coding we would of liked to make the water fall make a sound.

I learnt how to record a sound. At home Jack [my brother] was helping me record the sound. We recorded it as a screen recording and it wouldn’t insert into scratch. [that’s what I learnt] So Jack and I stayed up really late trying to play the screen recording on my laptop and record it on Jacks, but the audio was really bad. So Jack showed me this app on his laptop[ sorry couldn’t remember the name of it] that might of helped the audio. But it didn’t so the next day at school Claire and I recorded it onto scratch.

 

This is our Script for recording

 

So far I have learnt that you cant upload a video onto scratch and use it as a sound.

And how to upload a sound onto scratch.

 

 

This is the start to our project

We just finished cutting and gluing on the beach.

This is the middle

We were painting our grass, we also added pearls into the sea

We have almost  finished. I made a tent to go onto the sand as a convict tent. We are still waiting for the paint to dry so we can stick on these

Trees, they don’t look as blue as in the photo, they are more greenie not in the photo.

When I was sticking on the trees with hot glue, the paint was still wet so it wasn’t sticking so I took it home and stuck them on with clear pva glue.

 

This is the finishing product

 

I’m proud of Claire and I’s Aboriginal History project. I really like the tent.

The most important thing is probably the tent and all of the information because it would of looked like an ordinary bush, but since the tent is there you can tell it is around the time of the arrival of the settler’s.

I could see a pattern in the code, all we did was two when clicked and then put in the play sound…… until done. That  is what the code looked like for both.

I think out of 10 I could rate it a 8 or 9, I hoped we could of not just made it look better but also the coding.

If we had more time I think it would be good to add a waterfall and a camp fire.

 

Yay!!!! We had enough time to add a water fall!

But not just a water fall we added a cave behind it

First Claire and I cut up blue pieces of paper

Then I glued them to the box

We coloured  in the river/stream

Then cut out the cliffs

Made the people

Stuck on the cliffs [ it was a bit of a struggle sticking on the cliffs]

And added the people

 

The most important thing was probably the tent and the cave, because the tent it was telling the story that it was around the settlement time and the cave because there is the aboriginal people in there and it was really fun to make!

I saw patterns in the code like is said before.

I think we did really well i really like how colour full it is.

If i could add one more thing i would add sound to the waterfall.

 

 

The track

This is the track. It has a fallen over tree and ramps to help the car get up. The cars didn’t get here in time so they didn’t get to race. I enjoyed making the tree. The hardest part was gluing on the ramps. I would of timed it better if I did it again I think we spent too long on the code.

The Race Track

This is the race track after Claire and I finished

the road. For the road we used black electric tape.

We ran out half way so the other side of the track

is sparkly.

My Design Book

This is my Design book for the Micro Bit project. We are making a race car track using this robot as the race car.

What I learnt about the micro bit

What I learnt about the Micro Bit.

-I learnt how to code for a Micro Bit.

-I learnt how to use the Micro Bit on scratch.

-I learnt about a lot of different blocks of code that is not on Scratch.

-I learnt how to save the coding of the Micro Bit onto desktop and into a folder.

-I learnt how to make the Micro Bit a thermometer.

-And how to make games.