Sunday, 27 November 2016

Scratch - about me

My Scratch:

When creating my scratch about me, the hardest part about this was programming and planning as I was not sure what to do. To overcome this, I created a brainstorm and tried every possible option when it came to programming. I still want to figure out how to make the characters function without stopping. Overall, this was a great experience that I would definitely recommend.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Dance project

The dance project was an excruciating long process that took place for a period of around 4 weeks. Through this process, I learnt that programming a robot to do dance moves for a long period of time can be stressful as moves are often repeated or programming steps from previous lessons are forgotten. I understood that there is no structured plan as things are changed and alterations are made. Challenges that were faced included using the sensors as I had forgotten how to use/ plan them. To solve this, I looked back at the past worksheets and programs which guided both Lianna and I on the way. There were about one or two steps that were missing due to the time frame given.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

programming - traffic light activity

What was the most difficult part?
When programming the robot to use it's colour sensor in the traffic light activity, the most difficult challenge was making the robot stop/go after detecting a certain colour.

How did you go about solving it?
To solve this, Lianna and I used a trial and error method where er tested most of the possible options.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Programming - adding a colour sensor

Let's go prospecting
What was the most difficult part?
Throughout programming the robot to use it's colour sensor, the most difficult challenge that I came across was making the robot detect more then one colour.

How did you go about solving it?
To solve this, Ms Lupone helped me figure out my tiny mistake and with that, the robot started to work the way it was intended to.


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

My journal

As a child in a privileged society, it was almost like a necessity for me to go see a movie once in a while. My journey from being a toddler watching an artificial doll like 'barbie' portray almost all human qualities to watching films like 'star wars', 'terminator' and 'doctor who' in my adolescent years where the artificial characters did not have many human qualities had always made me wonder how robots are depicted in movies compared to in real life.

In the films 'star wars', 'terminator' and 'doctor who', a variety of robots and their model are shown, with some robots that are depicted as humans whilst others portraying machinery without coverage (flesh). But throughout films, robots are versatile rather than useless.

Though no specific information was made about the programming of the Daleks and the bb8, the terminators 'Terminator' was programmed to wait until comparable technology existed to be a framework for Skynet (artificial intelligence) and is made up of programming codes

There are many positives and negatives within robots in films. Though the BB8 great speed because of its design, the head can always fall off which could result in some bad repercussions. The Daleks are not flexible in movement but they have the ability to on their creator's command. The terminator, which is is not found in real life, this gives us an idea of what we could aim to (realistic features) in the future. Most robots in films can also kill which can be good for future uses (alien invasions).

Robots in films are highly advanced in films in comparison to real life. Reason being, robots are more advanced than most humans today because they possess mythical powers (lasers and artificial intelligence). They are also hard to kill because they need more than a bullet to their ‘heart’ to destroy them.

Robots in films in comparison to real life are very alike in many ways. (machinery). However, robots in movies are depicted as very advanced, some more advanced in humans, advanced meaning and knowledge.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Programming - Adding a touch sensor

What did you find difficult?
During this process, I alone found it difficult to program the robot to go to a certain angle after reacting to touching something because every time I tried to change the degrees, it would either be too wide or too narrow.

What did you learn?
When adding a touch sensor to my robot, I learnt that it was very difficult to program the robot to go to a certain angle because on the program, 90 degrees is not actually 90 degrees.

What you want to learn?
Though I had a great time exploring how to add a touch sensor, I initially wanted to learn how the robot would reach when it touched something that was not hard like a piece of paper.


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Programming - Adding sensors

What was the difficult part of this challenge?
When programming the robot to avoid objects that appear before it, it was hard to get the robot to turn once it was about to hit an object. This included the timing, degrees and distance the robot had to do.

How did you go about solving it?
To solve this, Lianna and I used trial and error where we tested and estimated certain things.