June 13-17th - Adventures in Animation II
Scavenger Hunt Pictures
June 13-17th - Adventures in Animation II Parent Show Projects
Would you like to be the director of a 3D movie? Would you like to program a robot to create spin art or hit a ball? In this session you will use free software from CMU called Alice to allow you to make 3D animations and simple games. And, you will use LEGO NXT robots to solve a series of challenges. For more information on Alice see http://www.alice.org. For more information on LEGO robots see http://mindstorms.lego.com/. You will learn the basics of object-oriented programming: classes, objects, and methods (behaviors). You will also learn some basic computing concepts: repetition (loops), conditionals, and variables.
Monday June 13 9am - 3pm
- 15 minutes pre surveys http://findings.GaComputes-MS-Pre-L.sgizmo.com/s3/
- 30 minutes Kinesthic Learning Activity: boolean game or Flowchart hopscotch (have them say their name and something they like to do)
- 30 minutes - show the kids lightbot2 http://armorgames.com/play/6061/light-bot-20 (click on basics to start and do all 6 basic levels if possible) and have them try to get through some of the first levels using pair programming. Also see http://ice-web.cc.gatech.edu/dl/?q=node/628 for a video to show you how to get started.
- 15 minutes explain the LEGO NXT kits (explain that 2x means 2 of that part, explain the sizes are the number of studs on the lego parts and show how to measure axles, show the 3 different black connectors that look similar and explain how to tell them apart, show how to use the parts list to find which bin a part can be found in)
- 1.5 hours try some easy things building and programming projects listed at http://nxtprograms.com/projects1.html. Scroll to the bottom to see the difficulty ratings. Try things like the top spinner, mini-golf, baseball batter, and spin art.
- lunch 12 - 1pm
- 1 hour build the robot that matches the instructions in the kit (up to before you add the sensors)
- 1 hour do the first 7 challenges that come with the software and try to program the robot to go through coures outlined in blue painters tape - First NXT challenges
- If the kids get bored do some CS unplugged activity like the card flip magic trick http://www.csunplugged.org/error-detection
Tues June 14 9am - 3pm
- 30 minutes - Do a CS Unplugged activity (like http://www.csunplugged.org/minimal-spanning-trees)
- 1 hour do the scavanger hunt
- 1 hour -Making a NXT robot dance show some movies from RoboCup Jr (seehttp://rcj.robocup.org/videos.html)
- 30 minutes - Let the students add the light sensor, do challenges 16 and 17, and try to follow a black line on white foam board.
- lunch 1 hour
- 1 hour Introduce the kids to the rescue competition from RoboCupJr. and challenge them to try to identify the victims (by stopping and playing a tune) as they navagate through the course following the black line. They will have to try to find the line again when it disappears.
- 1 hour pick a more advanced thing to build from http://nxtprograms.com/projects1.html or continue work on rescue or dance.
Wed June 14
Thursday June 15
Friday, June 4th 9am - 3pm (parent show at 2:00pm)
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