FTC 7673 Team Info &

Our Robotics and Scratch Camp Info


1:30 - 1:45 - Computer terms team Jeopardy - teams of three to five. Two rounds for each team.  Each team has a whiteboard - no talking - person writes answer, shows to team members. If another member has different answer, writes it down. They vote silently to decide which answer to show. All four teams show answer at same time. All teams with correct answers get point. top team - each team member gets 4 pieces of candy; 3 for second place, 2 for third place, 1 piece of candy per team member for fourth place. Tech


Living Programming Terms Teams take a scratch program and act out and explain the blocks like -Loop, If, If Then, Forever, Repeat, When Green flag  clicked.

2:30 - 3:00  Do CS Unplugged Activity Pixels or Beat the Clock  http://csunplugged.org/sorting-networks

Make Binary Bracelets with their initials in binary if didn't get to do yesterday. 

Other WeDo Programs to try if you have time

How to Download Scratch 1.4

Click on the boxes below to download Scratch 1.4 programs

for  WeDo and Picoboards and their sensors and motors and open the programs through Scratch 1.4 that's installed on your computer. Free Scratch 1.4 download at http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch_1.4/ The Scratch Team is working on adding WeDo and Picoboard programming blocks to Scratch 2.0. They're just not quite finished yet. By fall 2014 , they should be ready.

Use the code below for the Programming Skits.



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Motor Projects


9:00 am Answer questions from the previous day 9:15 - 9:30 am Show them how to create/modify/add scoring to the pong game (Scratch 2.0) if they didn't finish yesterday. Pong Starter remix.sb2http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/24866321/ 9:30- 12:00 - Explore WeDo sensors and motors and interactivity with Scratch sprites, sounds, etc. using Frogger, Tilt pen, Crazy Heilcopter with tilt, distance, and motor, SpinArt, and Catapult, and UpDown Duck (or Minifig) projects. Hand out kits. Show students the motor, hub, tilt and distance sensors and how they connect to computer. Show them where to find the WeDo motor and Sensor blocks in Scratch 1.4

Crazy Helicopter with Tilt Sensor
and Motorized "Blades"

Helicopter blades build

The helicopter blades build requires three pipe cleaners,four finger flashlights, an axle, and a green hub/pulley disk that will hold the axle that you'll put in the motor. See photo below
Catapult Build PowerPoint
Scratch, and Video

Directions for building the catapult.The catapult doesn't  have great range, but it's fun and easy to build and run - plus you can create an animated Scratch catapult buddy  for simultaneous launches.

SpinArt Build PowerPoint and Video and Scratch 1.4 program

Distance Sensor

Distance sensor projects (Hand out project How-to sheets)

First WeDo Motor Program

Our first WeDo project will be using just the WeDo motor.

You can create the project following the steps below. If you need to, you can also download the project.

  • Take the motor and put an axle in it.
  • Put a green LEGO disk (hub) on the axle.
  • Connect two LEGO pieces to the green disk so you can tell the direction the axle is spinning.
  • Attach the motor to the hub and plug the USB cable on the hub into your computer.
  • Open a new Scratch 1.4 file.
  • Drag a When Green flag clicked block over.
  • Click on Motion.
  • Scroll down to the motor blocks.
  • Drag a "motor power" block over, set power to 30
  • Drag a "motor direction block" over, set direction to  "this way"
  • Drag a   "motor on for   secs". Set time to 2
  • Now drag another "motor direction block" over, set to "that way".
  • Drag "motor on for  secs"and set to 3 seconds Drag motor power block over. Set Power to 30
  • Drag "motor direction block" over and set to reverse
  • Drag "motor on for secs" and set to 2. Save your program.
  • Save your program.
  • Click the green flag and watch what happens to the motor

See what happens when you change the speed and number of seconds.

TilT Sensor Projects

Bat Tile, Pen Tilt, Crazy Helicopter, Frogger Tilt, andmore.

Create a Frogger game controlled by arrows
then create a new version called-
Frogger Tilt

controlled by the Tilt Sensor

Show them how to download free sound effects from sources like http://soundbible.com and import the sound effects into their animations.
1. Show them how them how to program their Frogger game to use arrow keys to get the frog across the road. 

2. Show them how them how to program their Frogger game to use a tilt sensor (like a game controller) to get the frog across the road.

3. Finally,dd scoring to the game if there is time. Samples of programs are below