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.
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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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
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.
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.
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