Saturday, 23 June 2012

Group 2 22/6/12


Roles


Helena - Building
Jamy - Documenting
Emma - Programming


Name of Activity/Challenge:

BoogieBot
Create dance sequence for your robot using Robolab software. This should be about 2-3 minutes in length and should hav appropriate music to accompany it. have the robot remain within a 1m x 1m area. This dance sequence will be presented on the evening of the Technology Showcase. You may add props to make the dance more interesting.

Goals at the start of the lesson: 

  • Edit the dance
  • Make the dance longer 
  • Find an appropriate song for the robot to dance to
Which goals were not achieved and why?

The first two goals were achieved however we are still not 100% sure which song we should use. One of them is Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. 

A summary of the changes to programming the robotic instructions:

We had to change the program a number of times in order to add more movements into the dance sequence as well as activities such as talking.


Video/Photo of robot being tested

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Group 2 20/6/12

Roles


Helena - Building
Jamy - Documenting
Emma - Programming


Name of Activity/Challenge:

BoogieBot
Create dance sequence for your robot using Robolab software. This should be about 2-3 minutes in length and should hav appropriate music to accompany it. have the robot remain within a 1m x 1m area. This dance sequence will be presented on the evening of the Technology Showcase. You may add props to make the dance more interesting.

Goals at the start of the lesson: 

  • Start the challenge
Which goals were not achieved and why?

The goal was achieved although the dance sequence was not finished and the robot didn't stay within a 1m x 1m area.

A summary of the changes to programming the robotic instructions:

We had to change the program a couple times because we had to do a variety of dance moves to see which would work with the robot and which wouldn't.

     Video/Photo of robot being tested

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Group 2 13/06/12


Roles


Helena - Documenting
Jamy - Programming
Emma - Building


Name of Activity/Challenge:


Activity 5 - Walls and Edges
Develop a program using the touch sensor that has the robot reversing away from any contact turning slightly and proceeding forward until it again collides with an object.


Goals at the start of the lesson: 



  • Get Activity 5 done - been working on it for 2 lessons
  • Start challenges
Which goals were not achieved and why?

None of the goals were achieved as during the lesson, one of the motors stuffed up but eventually got fixed but we couldn't get the programming right.
Every time we added the movement after the touch sensor, the robot would not work properly (go in circles).

A summary of the changes to programming the robotic instructions:

We had to change the programming multiple times as we were trying to do Activity 5.


Video/Photo of robot being tested
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Group 2 Double Lesson 30/5/12

Roles


Helena - Building
Jamy - Documenting
Emma - Programming


Name of Activity/Challenge:
Activity 1 - 50cm and no more
Program your robot to move exactly 50cm from the start line to the finish line


Activity 2 - There and back again
Program your robot to move from the start line to the turn line, 50cm away, turn around and return to the starting position.


Activity 3 - Brace, Brace, Brace
Program your robot to use the Ultra Sonic Sensor to avoid collisions with other robots. This program will involve developing a simple loop program, where the robot will turn to avoid a collision with an object when the Ultra Sonic Sensor is activated.


Goals at the start of the lesson: 

  • Watch the video tutorials on uses of each sensor
  • Manipulate/test the motor and movement (e.g. turning)
Which goals were not achieved and why?


We didn't watch the video tutorials because we were completing activities 1, 2 and 3.

A summary of the changes to programming the robotic instructions:

The programming was changed depending on the activity that was done.

Video/Photo of robot being tested

Activity 1 - 50cm and no more
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Activity 2 - There and back
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Activity 3 - Brace, Brace, Brace
   

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