Design Projects Reflection

I liked playing this one a lot and it was fun to play and interesting as well. The only part about it that I didn’t like was the fact that all they did was make to wooden goals and 3d print a cover that they don’t even need, th3ey also did a tiny bit of hummingbird. The coolest part about it though is that if you don’t hit it to hard towards the edge of a table it doesn’t go of the edge. Another cool thing about it is that you can play it on a table with your hands or on the floor with your feet.

High Ropes Snapshot

Then I saw it. The High Ropes set was high up and looked like it would be very hard to climb up on. The silver ladder part at the bottom looked easy but the black staples hammered into the wooden pole looked like it would be hard to climb. Firstly, we put on all the safety gear. We had a blue harness that looked sort of like nappies. We also had a black belt looking thing that we wore like a backpack. Of course, there was also the helmet. The helmet was red and very similar to a biking helmet. Its only difference was that it looked a bit thinner and longer. After that we went to one of the high rope things. This one was a quite a thick log that you walked across. We were asked to volunteer, and Nick put his hand up first. The hook on the blue safety piece had a hook on it called the belay which has a string put through it which is connected to the belayers belay. Then the end is connected to the back up belayers belay and he weeds it through a thing and gives the end to a rope manager who holds onto the excess rope and puts it in big loops on their hand. When Nick went up he walked across the log and came down. How you come down is you face the belayer because they are not meant to be directly underneath you and you sit down backwards in you gear and keep your legs straight. Then they start slowly lowering you down and you must keep your legs straight and on whatever you were standing on for as long as possible. For the 3 jobs: belayer, back up belayer and rope manager there is a teacher doing belayer and students are doing the other two jobs. You must do a job on the high ropes obstacle before you can try doing the obstacle. The four obstacles were the log, which was a log you walked across. The tram tracks, which were two wobbly and thin metal rods that you shuffled across with no hands. Single rod, which was a single rod with ropes dangling from above which you had to hold on to. The leap of faith, which was a platform you had to climb up to which you then jumped from to hold on to a sideways pole and then let go and fall slowly. I did all of them except from the leap of faith, but I did the log twice. The second time I did the log was to see how fast I could do it. At first it looked very high up and scary but afterwards when I got up there I found that it was much easier then it looked. I recommend that you try the leap of faith and I also learnt that I really like high ropes and I am not as scared of heights as I thought. This was probably the best activity at camp because it was very interesting, and it made me happy when I was so high up.

RVE Belonging

In RVE this week we talked about belonging and fitting in these are some questions we had to answer:

–      What groups do you belong to? I am in groups in certain games and I am in a group with Hayden, Euan and Abhi for design and I am also in a certain social group but it is not mainly me its mainly my mum and dad.


      Pick a group that you belong to discuss what the benefits are of being apart of it?

Being in that design group with Hayden, Euan and Abhi allows me to work on a making an Arduino drone with them which is both fun and interesting.


–      How do the groups you belong to differ among you and your family members/ friends? I am in different groups with mainly kids and my parents are with friends and work mates mostly for their groups.


–      Are there any that are the same?

Well my mum and dad are both in a social group with certain adults and I’m friends with one of their sons and my sister is with one of their daughters which is sort of the same.


Thanks for reading!

Arduino Quadcopter

Tuesday Week 4

This was the first session for many peoples projects but we (Euan, Hayden, Abhi and Ishaan) had already done about 8 weeks of research. We got quite a lot of minor things done and finished the planning. Euan and I had forgotten our design books so we had to redo it by typing it up on our computer. We also continued our prototype and fixed an issue. The issue was that the motors for the cardboard prototype weren’t working because we had too much tape on it so it wouldn’t turn. We had tape on it so that it would spin faster because it would be held down, but we fixed that problem.

This is a picture of our prototype drone:

Friday Week 4

I was away in this session but Hayden, Euan and Abhi made a new prototype. It was very good and will probably fly but is still a work in progress.

Here is a picture:

Tuesday Week 5

The prototype drone broke and we are remaking it, we are nearly done. We have been making it and will most likely be done soon with the prototype.

Friday Week 5

Today we ordered the things we need for the actual drone and finished our prototype, the things we ordered are due to arrive next week. Here is a video of the prototype working:

Monday Week 6

The motors arrived and so did the Bluetooth module and Arduino Beetle.

Here is a picture:

The model name of the motor is Tarot MT2205 version 2.

Tomorrow we will try and get the motors to spin.

Tuesday Week 6

We assembled the motors and did the circuit. It didn’t work and we also started 3d printing.

Nest session we will try to get close to finishing 3d printing and also try to gte the motor working.

Thursday Week 6

The Esplora arrived.

Tomorrow we will try and get it working.

Friday Week 6

Today we got the drone body ready.

Tuesday Week 7

I was away today but Hayden made a 3D printed drone body prototype ready at makerspace.

Here is a picture:

Friday Week 8

Today we have got the 3A octos and we are trying to make the motor work and also start 3d printing the main drone body.

Here is a picture of the motor circuit and 3A octos.

We are not sure if the circuit is correct.


Tuesday Week 10

Today we are working on the expo. Next session we will most likely do the expo.


Scratch and MakeyMakey

Makey Makey

First I did Makey Makey and I did it with Hayden. I didn’t enjoy it too much which is why I only spent one lesson on it but I still learnt a lot.

These are some pictures of us doing things with the Makey Makey and finding out how they work:


I had done scratch before this and enjoy doing it so this was lots of fun. Once again I worked with Hayden and we made a sort of chasey game where a dragon chases a knight. The dragon has a chomp button to eat the knight and must be touching the knight to score a point. If the dragon has more than 5 points it wins, if not then the knight wins. I was a little rusty with scratch because I hadn’t used it for a coupe months and had only coded for lego we do and Ev3 that term which are completely different to Scratch. Hayden soon updated my knowledge of scratch though because he uses scratch much more than I do.

Here are the costumes for our knight and dragon:

Here is the code:

Dragon Code:

Knight Code:

Here is a link to a powerpoint which shows the game being played in which I sniffle a lot because I had a runny nose:

Dragon vs Knight video-15kz1fl


Thank you for Listening!




Simple Machines Blog Post

In the past 3 weeks we have been working with k’nex and lego we do with Mr Colbert. We had to finish a blog post, make a k’nex model of all the 6 simple machines: Inclined Plane, Screw, Wedge, Pulley, Wheel And Axel and Lever. We also had to make a big k’nex model and a big lego model.


These are all the k’nex models for the 6 simple machines:





Wheel and Axel

Inclined Plane

These were quick and easy to make especially the wheel and axel one. The screw was also quite simple, the pulley was second hardest but was quite easy still, The inclined plane was the hardest because we had to balance the two yellow parts which took a couple tries and was very fidgety. I got help from Hayden and Abhi for the wedge though because I didn’t know how I should do it and the lever I got help for too because it was similarly tricky.


This is my big k’nex model, I made a Fishing Rod. Here is a video:

Next we did Lego We Do and we had a choice between Lego We Do and Lego We Do 2.0 I chose Lego We Do and I was in a group with Hayden, Abhi and Me. We made a Forklift. It used to only make the lifting part go up and down but Abhi modified it so that when the Forklift was going forward the fork bit went up and when the Forklift went backwards the fork went down.


Here is a photo of the Forklift in making:


Here are a couple photos of the Forklift now:

I took the photos from a couple angles so that you get a general idea of how it looks and works.

Here is a video of it working:

I think it worked quite well and it also had a very simple code which is here:

It took me about 5 seconds to create because it was quite simple, especially compared to EV3 Robots.


This rotation was really fun and interesting and I learnt a lot so I think it was one of the best we have had this year.