Skype Mentor

Last Thursday the Moxie Girls did more coding on the robots to accomplish certain missions. The two groups Moxie Girls, and Moxie Girls 2.0 worked really hard in coding the Ev3 robots just right.

Later on we had a Skype Mentor, named Rei Cameron. She works at Create Space which is a science and technology center downtown. They work with laser cutters and 3D printers to make cool objects like jewelry and figurines. She is the definition of woman empowerment in the field of Science and Technology and we love that she spent the time to talk to us!

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-Kelci

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How to Embed a YouTube video into a Blog Post

Disclaimer: Be prepared for a mini meltdown at the 2:56 mark.

Step 1: Click the YouTube video you want to share within your blog post.

Step 2: Hit the share button below the video.

Step 3: Hit embed.

Step 4: Copy the embed code.

Step 5: Center and paste embed code within your blog post.

Step 6: Add 100 to the height and width of the YouTube video. (660 & 415)

Step 7: Publish blog post.

Keep Calm and Embed On

~Mr. Lane

How to Add a Blog Post!!!

Step 1: Go to Google classroom (Password and Login)

Step 2: Go Word Press.

Step 3: Click my websites.

Step 4: Add blog post.

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Step 5: Publish

Step 6: Sign your name.

Once you publish your first blog post you get your Create Space made Moxie Girl sticker!!! Make sure you thank Ella and Mrs. Scofield for all of their hard work on these.

~Mr. Lane

The A Port (Programming the Arm)

Today we are going to start earning some points!!! I am so excited to see how many missions we have accomplished when it is all said and done. My hope is that each team earns close to 100 points after today. That would be an amazing first day.

Make sure the Medium Motor is plugged into the A Port.

Make it happen!!!

All rotations with the A Port should be less than 1 rotation!!! Try .1, .2, 25, & .5 to get the desired action.

As you saw in the video due to the fact that the robot could not complete the command it got stuck and it could complete the next command block. 

Small adjustments make all of the difference!!!

Understanding how the A Port operates is critical to our success as a team. Having a good understanding of how the A Port works will literally make or break us as a team.

Mrs. Scofield and I cannot stress enough how important wait blocks are as well. If you allow the robot a single second to come to a complete stop and get settled before the next command block. We know that every second counts, but these seconds used with wait blocks are critical for a programs success.

Now get out there and make some things happen with the robotic arm!!!

~Mr. Lane

Programming the Robots

Today is an exciting day because we are finally going to start programming the robots!!! We have worked very hard to get to this point. I made these videos so you can use them as a reference as you start programming. I cannot wait to see your first successful program on the table today.

It is super easy to program. We will all take an active role when it comes to programming. EVERYONE will be a master programmer by the end of today.

I was super nervous it was going to drive off the counter and crash waking up the kids.

The Tank Turn

It is essential that we become experts with the tank turns. We need to take into account the power, the rotations, the battery life, etc. The list goes on and on. We are going to do everything in our power to help each other along the way. We need to always remember we are one big team willing to share our ideas with others.

A single rotation and this one almost did a complete 360˙ turn.

Reducing the rotations by 1 made all of the difference.

Today is going to be an amazing day and we cannot wait to see how it goes. Finally it is here. We are programming the ROBOTS!!! Why are you yelling Mr. Lane? I am so fired up!!!

~Mr. Lane