Thursday, July 19, 2012

Group 6 - 19/07/12


Roles
Kirsti - Programmer
Monique - Documentor
Rebecca - Builder



Goal for the lesson: The goal for today's lesson was to program both robots to be able to move in synchronicity and be able to dance together.


Which goals were not achieved:  finishing off the dance



Progress: Today we worked more on the drawing of the dance movements and we also programmed group 4's robot just to see how everything was going, there were some minor problems with the programming but we were able to fix it in the end.

Monday, July 16, 2012

GROUP 6 - 27/06/12


Roles
Kirsti - Programmer
Monique - Documentor
Rebecca - Builder

Goal for the lesson:  Our goal for today's lesson was to make our robot do the boogie or dance and then we wanted to make our robot be able to knock a ball over from the ball holder.

Which goals were not achieved:  
Making our robot dance and knock the ball over


Progress:

We weren't able to make our robot do the set goals because we ran out of time trying to add the arm and make the ball holders, we ran into a lot of problems with this part of the challenge and decided to try just build and edit the robot before we made it dance

Group 6 - 17/07/12

Rebecca - Builder
Kirsti - Documentor
Monique - Programmer

Goal for the lesson: Our goal for the lesson was to join with group 4 and make a dance with both robots

Which goals were not achieved: 
N/A


Progress:

Today we joined with group 4 (Jessica.K, Lara and Brittany) to make a dance with both our robots, we made a plan on a piece of paper to see what movements the robots were going to do.



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

GROUP 6 - 25/06/12


Roles
Rebecca - Programmer
Monique - Flowchart
Kirsti - Builder

Goal for the lesson: Trying to program our robot to hit the ball with his hockey stick, and making our robot do the boogie

Which goals were not achieved: We weren't able to program our robot banana to hit the ball with his hockey stick because the instructions we didn't know how to make the instructions work


Progress: 

So far banana our robot hasn't been working with our instructions and we had to keep trying to work with it but it was a bit hard trying to understand how to get our robot to use the hockey stick to hit the ball. So we moved on and made our robot banana do the boogie instead.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

GROUP 6 - 22/06/12

Roles
Rebecca - Builder
Monique - Programmer
Kirsti - Documentor

Goal for the lesson:  The goal for the lesson was to just test and try out some other activities like talking, and trying to knock a ball from the holder.


Which goals were not achieved: N/A



Progress:

We made our robot move and talk at the same time. We programmed it to say: "yellow", "watch out" and "you're good". He does a point turn and stops just short of the box.
video

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

GROUP 6 - 19/06/12

Roles
Rebecca - Builder
Monique - Programmer
Kirsti - Documentor

Goal for the lesson:  To come up with a name for our robot, to add on more components to our robot and program our robot to be able to speak, and knock over a ball


Which goals were not achieved: We weren't able to get our robot to knock over a ball because we ran out of time in the lesson, but other than that we achived most of our goals


Progress:

Our robot has completed most of the challeneges and we are still playing around with the programming to see what else we can make our robot capable of doing. We edited our robot as well giving him another arm which we will later program him to knock over a ball

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

13/06/12

Group 6 - 13/06/12


Roles
Monique - Programmer
Rebecca - Documenter
Kirsti - Flowcharter


Goals
Our goals for the lesson were to complete doing activity 3 and activity 4 




Progress
Activity 3 and 4 were successfully completed 


video
activity 3 video

video
activity 4 video

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Group 6 - 08/06/12


Roles
Rebecca - Builder
Monique - Programmer
Kirsti - Documenter

Goal for the lesson: Today's goal for the lesson was to be able to do some of the activities that we found on schoology and to add more sensors to our robot

Which goals were not achieved:
N/A



Progress:
Today we were able to make our robot do activity 3 which was to use an ultra sonic sensor to avoid collision with other objects, and we were able to make our robot detect dark lines. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

5/06/12





Group 6 - 5/06/12


Roles


Rebecca - Documenter
Monique - Programmer
Kirsti - Builder


Goal for the lesson: To complete activity 3 and program the robot to follow a black line


Which goals were not achieved:




Progress:
We were able to program the robot to detect differences in light levels and to be able to detect an edge and avoid falling
video

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Group 6 - 30/05/12

Roles
Rebecca - Programmer
Monique - Builder
Kirsti - Documenter

Goal for the lesson: Our goal for today's lesson was to complete our program of the robot to speak and use the sensors.

Which goals were not achieved: Some of the sensors that we programmed didn't work properly.

Progress:
In today's lesson we managed to program our robot to move when instructed. We also were able to make the robot show us sentences and pictures on his screen. At some points we were able to improve our robots movement, when we were finally understanding how to use the NXT software. 


Activities: 1. We programmed the robot to stop at least 20cm using the distance sensor and we programmed the robot to stop and park itself .Our robot was also programmed to use the point sensor to turn. Our robot also did the curve turn activity. 


video

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

16/05/12

GROUP 6 - 16/05/12

Roles
Rebecca - Flowcharter
Kirsti - Builder
Monique - Programmer


Goal for the lesson: to complete building the robot, attach sensors and start programming.

Which goals were not achieved: Attaching the rest of the sensors.

Progress: Today we completed building our robot. We attached the sound, light and distance sensors to our robot. We were able to test the programming by making the robot move- It was able to move forward. We played around with the NXT software and successfully programmed the robot to say phrases such as 'good morning'


video