Monthly Archives: June 2017

Microworlds

Today in math we were using microworld.

In microworld we had do write our signatures. My is J H. We could do bubble writing or normal writing. First I did the normal writing because it as the easiest.

After I did that, I tried to make it bubble writing but it was to hard and the curve for the J would always go over.

If I were to do this again I would send more time trying to do the curve of the J in bubble writing and then do the rest of the J and the H.

The Blackwater

Related imageToday we finished the book Blackwater.

My favourite part about reading this book was when we had to get some sticky notes and write down our thoughts and questions. Most of my predictions I did we wrong like” If Otis survives what will he do to Brodie if he finds him”. This was a fun book to read  and learn about because it was interesting and I always had questions hen we read something. I hope we read something like this again because it was fun.

Allegro Day

Today we went to the senior school and we had allegro day.

In allegro day we were practicing our music that we learnt during music class. After that we had a shown at 2:15 and our parents were allowed to see it.

I had a good time because I got to play with new people and with the whole year group.

Robotics

Session 1- Pseudocode and Robot build

Our robots are built from Lego.  For me Lego isn’t a regular thing to do so I was challenged during this task. I learnt that if you do 1 thing wrong it could affects the whole machine.

Session 2- designing

In today’s session we got to start a detailed design on the parts of our robot.

We needed to point out the parts that we thought had a big impact on controlling and making the robot work.  all the parts of our robot were important because if one piece wasn’t there it would effect the whole machine.

Session 3- designing

In today’s session we needed to add lots more detail to our designs.

This means we had to draw lots of different sides and birds’ iView. We also had to colour the drawings in and label all of them. This was quite challenging because you had to find something no other group found.

 

 

Session 4- designing

In today’s session we had to finish off our design. That was pretty easy for my group because we had almost done and just needed to fine line.

During half of this session we learnt how to use an app called Lego mind storms

Today in design we started to use Mindstorms.

We had to make 3 things for going up and down which were rotations, seconds and degrees. I didn’t finish all of it but this is what I was able to do. This is the seconds.

I was only able to do this because I was having trouble with doing it. I got some help and now my aim for next session is to complete all of them.

Session 5

Today in design I finished all of my up and down things.

Here are my programs for all of the challenges that I did today.

rotationsdegrees

and the seconds from last week

Session 6

Today in design I started the base ball dimond challenge and it was quite hard. Once I got the first 2 directions it got easier because you just repeat that 3 more times.

Session 7

Today in robotics we got the colour sensor and we had to get from 1 colour to the other.

Session 1

Today in design we had a challenge to make a Rube Goldberg machine. We were put into teams of 3 and we had to make it in 2 hours. For this we took photos while we were working to see how well we did it. I will now show  you some photos of what we did

If I were to do this again, I would try to be more helpful and look for better materials to use for it.

Session 2

Today in design our first lesson was making something out of kenects. I was in a group with 2 other people and we chose to make the crane. We chose the crane because we wanted to challenge our self. At 1 point we thought about doing something easier but we kept on doing the crane. We chose to stay with the crane because we wanted to see how well we would work together. I also chose this crane because when I did the roller coaster in term 1 I wasn’t to good with kenects so I did this to prove to myself that I can do it. When the session was over, our crane looked like this.

Session 3

Today in design we made the pulleys as our next activity. For this pulls we needed a cup, some bendy mental and some string. The instructions helped and it made it a lot easier. I found this activity easier because it was small. When I have something small I have to work on, I work on it better than I usually would with something big because when I have a small task I concentrate on it and I make it strong and really well. For this session I only got to make 2 of the pulleys but this was fun and now I know what to do when I need to make myself a pulley. click link bellow to see us dong it.

 

Session 4

Today in design we are making something small from a big Rube Goldberg matching using Lego. We were in pairs or in a group of 3 and I was in a pair. We were given the funnel and ramp support. It took us a few minutes to find the Lego but if we didn’t find them we had to be creative and get a few different ones and make them into one of the ones we needed. On our laptop we went onto a program which had the steps for how we needed to make it and how it needed to look. We were given some paper to cut out and make it into the right shapes. Here are some pictures of what  it looked like when we finished.

 

 

Session 5

Today in design we added up all of our simple machines together to make a part for a rube Goldberg machine. Before my group and I started to join them  we had to finish making the small machines. Most of the I was doing the kenects because it was a big machine and it broke really easily.  Here is a photo of what it looked like when we added the kenects and the Lego model together.

 

 

 

 

 

Session 6

Today in design we were given our groups of 3. I am quite happy with my group because I think I will work quite well with them. We all started ur design and the after we finished we got a chance to try to build them.

Session 7

Today in design we decided change our design because it didn’t work. We started gain and we used a pin board instead of a table.  Then it goes down onto a small table and onto a heater which leads onto a ramp and the marble falls into a funnel and hits a bell in the bucket. The reason why we changed it was because we used to much tape, we couldn’t move it around and because it wouldn’t work. Now with the new one, We cant really move it but its working really well. It took us a long time to work and here is a video down bellow for when we videoed it working.