I chose to do Little Bits out of the 5 options that Mr Colbert read out to us. Because there wasn’t enough packs for everyone to have 1 each we had o get into pairs. I got partnered with Eve which I was very happy about. When we got our sets we had a little bit of a play around with it. We figured out that on either sides of each block there are magnets so you can stick them together. I think that that’s also where the circuit runs through from block to block. I tried connecting the power board to the light block and the light turned on. We used the light dimmer and another one to make the light dimmer and flash. We I got the Little bits app downloaded onto my laptop Eve and I decided to make the soccer goal. When you kick something with your fingers into the net, behind the net (which is cardboard) it sensors it and something flashes across the top. We got half done when the bell went so unfortunately we had to pull everything apart and put it back into the box. But I bet that on Thursday we will be able to get done 2 projects.
Today we finished the soccer pitch and it was a great success. Behind the picture of the soccer goal is a set-up like the one you can see in the picture above. The aim of the game is to hit as many goals as you can. Every time you do get a goal in the little box in the corner numbers will go by. Say you hit 3 goals, the number 3 will flash on the box. If you miss the other one it will still be 3. It will go on continuously so you can play as long as you like. You restart by taking out the plug connected from the power pack to your game and then just put it back in. The little button down the bottom is where you have to hit. If you hit it you get a goal. It was very tricky to get the picture of the goal right in front of it.
I had the rehearsal for the foundation concert today so I couldn’t get much done but Katie my partner got something to work. She made a piano using alligator clips, paper, grey leads and the makey makey board. Here is the video for it.
She found a website that was for making pianos in makey makey. Theres a website in google that tells you how to make it. First you have to draw a picture of a piano on a piece of paper with lines going down as you can see in the video. Connect the red wire from the mother board to your computer. If you don’t do this now then you won’t have a connection with the board. Then connect specific wires from the paper to the mother board. There are different parts on the board like space, earth, 2 circles and a bit cross that you can slightly see in the video. After you have connected them I think you go onto this website with the picture of a piano and when you press the keys on your paper you will make sounds.