The theme for this week is Visual Art and Simulations with LEGO NXT and Scratch. Scratch is free software from MIT that lets kids create interactive art, music, animations, simulations, and games. Kids will make interactive art and simulations in Scratch. Kids will also create a routine for an NXT robot with four sensors, an actuator, and finger flashlights. They will video their robot parade performing in both light and dark.
Students will use variables and math operations to create interactive Visual Art Projects with Scratch.
Students will simulate Gravity and Travel through 2 dimensional Space while creating a Target Game in Scratch.
Students will use Lego NXT Robotics to create a Robot Disk Spinner that changes motor speed and direction with sensor input.
Students will create a movement routine with a wheeled Lego NXT and video the routine in both room light and dark, using the appropriate light settinge on the video camera.
Campus Scavenger Hunt
Drawing with CattBot - program CattBot to draw with marker and using light and ultrasonic sensor input to help the robot paint. Use three different programs you create to make a face on a poster: one program for eyes, one for nose, and one to draw mouth. Test drawing on whiteboards on floor, then draw on your poster board.
Scratch: Self Picture Animation - using the green screen photos of you taken yesterday, create a Scratch animation (music, dance, story, etc.) with you as the star.
CS Unplugged - Card Flip Magic - Error Detection -http://csunplugged.org/error-detection
Scratch: Angry Kitty Game -http://nebomusic.net/Realistic_Canon_Scripts.htmlLego NXT Robotics: Build SpinArtBot. Create a simple spinning program for the Bot and paint a spin art disk. Then add to your programming so that your spinner can go faster or slower. Does the speed make a difference in what you can do while painting?
Develop two NXT programs for the SpinArt Bot, basic and advanced that lets artist choose spin speed. Use their SpinArt Bot to create three different discs of art.Error: this should not happenCS Unplugged - The Orange Game - Routing and Deadlock in Networks -http://csunplugged.org/routing-and-deadlock