Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Further practice and the design is nearly finished.


This is a flag our space pig shall be holding when it is on the moon.


Here is the awesome space pig it is totally cool.


This is us playing with the robot and practicing for the Pi Noon event.

I was writing some questions we were going to ask to the other school we are going to talk to next week.

                                                         

This is the shirt we designed for when we go to pi wars to wear.


Here is the sick helmet it is sick. (in a good way not like throwing up)

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The moon is coming!

Today we designed a obstacle course and went round it with the robot

This is us trying it it was super hard.

Here we are again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here the other half are making a helmet for the pig.

Toby, Sheherezade and Becky are painting the moon.

Here's the helmet

Here's the moon it rocks right.

Here is the pig it looks a little bashed though.


Thursday, 28 February 2019

Week 6 - It moves!

In this picture we are are building our second robot that is going to be used for practicing.We have also made a decision of what controler we are going to use in pi wars.
In this picture or schools 3D printer is printing a pig for our decoration. we are going to stick onto our robot for decoration.
                  We have been testing our robot on different                              terrain. In this picture we are driving it on a straight line.

This is the moon which our moon pig is going to stand on holding a flag of the school.
                   Here is a picture of us trying to drive the robot                         through a course,we also tried some turns.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Week 5 - Balloons, Robots and Pigs

Today we split up into three groups:

One was papie mashie-ing a balloon to make the moon.


The other group decided to make a 3D model of the space pig and at the end of the lesson we started to print it out in the 3D printer.


We also created build another version of the robot we are going to use in the competition as a backup.


Mr Hughes was still working on the code.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Week 4 - We have a name...

This week we decided on our design for our robot and our team name, Latymer Space Pigs!


The design was a moon with a PIG holding the latymer flag on top. 

Mr Hughes was trying to debug some confusing code. 

some people were taking measurements and designing SPACE PIGS, on tinkercad it was very fun :) We are going to try and 3D print the SPACE PIG!!!!!!!





Tuesday, 29 January 2019

3rd Week - Starting to build.

Today we learnt how to code a robot with 2 motors, it was one of our old models, from a previous PiWars and it tested our knowledge of python. It was very fun to try out a new program because previously we had only made one motor work.


Some of us re-built last years robot because we wanted to challenge ourselves in a different way, it was fun to learn how everything worked and to test our building skills.





We also shared some of our ideas for the design of the robot.







Tuesday, 22 January 2019

2nd post.

In today's session we....



Creating some code. 

We were programming on Python3 to make a little robot move with a motor attached to a wheel. It moved at different speeds, we learned how to 'build' a motor control board at the start of the club. Wwe talked about what challenges to access and who did their homework. We discussed some ideas for what the robot might look like.


Yes! The motor moves.