Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday before tournament

Last Friday we went the Pourdre River library.  We did a presentation on our skit and a demonstration
of  our robot. It went terrible.  We had to spend 6min doing the run. And we didn't even get all of our runs. done  For the skit no one new what we were talking about. :(
But we know what went wrong so we know what to fix. That is good. We need to make it clear what or skit is about.  We need to get the attachments  on fast that is what went wrong with the robot runs.

written by Robert

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The week-and-a-half before the tournament...

The internet is intermittent, but we were able to print scripts and rehearse them, Half, or 2 out of 5, team members were absent, so we practiced being understudies. The script worked out pretty well, and we have a presentation on Friday the 14th. We had better practice a lot!
When Friday comes, the presentation will be at the library. Practicing other people's lines as an understudy was difficult.

~ Emmett

Thursday the 13th

Today, the team scored the lowest score I had ever seen: -5 points!! The good part was that we probably couldn't have scored any worse. We did manage to create a new mission to spin the Engagement spinner. It uses an infinite loop to go back and forth. The ORIGINAL Engagement program is malfunctioning, and that is a big problem.
On a perfect run, we earn about 170-ish points.

~ Emmett, 3pic Generation

Monday, November 3, 2014

Last week we decided to changed the attachment motor from the big motor to the small motor.
 Because the big motor was making it drift. Now it is working better but not all the way. it is working
better because it is not a heavy. we have troubles with accuracy.

Today we chose a format for our project presentation. Now we have write a script.

We have only less then three weeks until the tournament the November 22nd.

blog by Robert

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

project picking

Brainstorming project ideas for learning patience

free tickets to Australia before you go you have to play 5 rounds of Dead Man on a trampoline w/ a slow kangaroo

penquin in space ship, patience with the guy who has to count

fast or slow airplane trip takes an amount of time before you get off, fast zoom pasts, slow slow.. at teh end you get launched into space

waiting for youtube to load

raising hand in class

raising/ training a puppy

Patience is involved in everyday life, talking (taking turns) conversation

watch video lecture which would help you learn patience because long and talking and talking

plane tickets that say your departure before actualdeparture and you have wait the hr.

robot to bring you treats you have to wait
 process of rewards (candy legos)

Project will be game (board game or computer or app) that teaches patience using practice and mindfulness

Homework:  think about design of game, elements of theme (kangaroo?  Robot?  ??)

think of elements of the game

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday the 15th and Monday the 13th

Monday the 13th:
First things first. Rehearsing the 8 FLL Core Values was the first step in our meeting. We then shared our research findings with the rest of the team. Next, we worked on attaching a color sensor to the bottom of the robot. Next step was programming 2 missions: Changing conditions/Multiplier lever and Apprenticeship/Search Engine lever. There is a heated competition to finish a certain mission first, then the 'winning 'team'' will get to program driving to the Sports mission.

Wednesday the15th:
We first discussed the Project section and any ideas that were to be had then. We fixed a problem with our current color sensor alignment: the cord that connected the sensor to the brick wouldn't fit in the tight space.

By: Emmett

Weave got a nether mission called ENGAGEMENT!!!!!!!!

by Robert

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

week after scrimmage

On Saturday, October 4, we went to the Maker Fair to do a scrimmage to test our robot with other people. We started the day by getting there early and setting up our table so that we could work on our robots attachments and programs.we tied for 5th. We saw so many different types of attachments that did so many different things.

ON Monday for our team work  exercise  we did written pats on the back.
And we worked on the ball mission we almost had it.

Today we are working on the multiplier and the search engine.

blogged by Robert and Jordan