This week we continued with Circuit Scribe, but then switched over to Makey Makey, a kit that can turn anything into a button as long as it is conductive. We hooked it up to the computer, then tried playing Super Mario World with it, which worked surprisingly well.
This week was a mix of two different things. We started out continuing on our underwater robots, but on Wednesday we switched to using Circuit Scribe, which uses conductive ink (!!!) to create circuits. Circuit Scribe Button Test Circuit Scribe Switch
This week in Robotics we started our underwater robot challenge; in Team Frankenstein we have Cameron, John, David, Zach, and of course, myself. We took a few days to flesh out our design and our back-up, and then got straight to building. We have a limited amount of supplies, but so far our … More The Week in Review (Nov 16-24)
We worked on a more advanced ‘bot this week with the EV3s, and my partner and I chose to make the robotic arm. We finished it in a few days, and spent the 22nd and the 23rd programming and just generally messing around with our new creation. It was a bit hard to judge where … More The Week in Review (October 19-23)
Ollie Test Run This week we continued with the Ollies and Spheros, and got our challenge with them. We had to guide a Sphero through an obstacle course in a relay, set up by Mr Larocque. Naturally, our team came second.
We used the Ollies and Spheros this week, a pair of Bluetooth-controlled ‘bots with a lot of potential. The Ollie is for multiple terrains, while Spheroes are- well, spheres. They were a lot of fun to mess around with, so much so that I’m planning on asking for one for Christmas. Thanks, Mr Laroque.
Lego EV3 Custom Challenge – Final Run This week marked our first official graded project with the EV3s . We were assigned a challenge- to move a ‘bot down a line, have it turn 90 degrees, and throw a ping-pong ball. It took a couple tries to get the arm to stop snapping off, or … More The Week in Review (November 2-6)