Monday, 22 June 2015

Tahlia Kwan - Elephant Update 1

Charlene and I completed making both mechanics for the legs and we started the prototype for the elephant's nose.

While making the 2nd mechanic for the other side of the elephants legs, I figured out a simpler way of making the original design work without using as many pieces and making it less bulky than the other, while it still had the same effect and worked the same way as the previous prototype for the elephants leg.


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Activity 5 - Tahlia Kwan

Name of Activity: Walls and Edges
Goals: Finish Activities
Which goals were not achieved and why? All goals/activities were achieved.
Roles of each of the members: We rotated roles, from programming, building and testing/filming. 

Activity 5
Version 1:
We programmed the robot to move backwards, when the touch sensor was pressed it would turn straight away. Making the robot collide into the wall repeatedly.
Version 2:
We re-programmed the robot to move forward before turning so the robot had more room to move freely.

Activity 5 - Charlene Garcia

Name of activity: Walls and edges
Goals: Finish Activities
All activities/ goals were achieved
Today we swapped from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 5
Version 1:
We programmed the robot to move backwards, if the touch sensor was pressed it would turn straight away. Making the robot turn into the wall.
Version 2:
We made the adjustment of making the robot move forward before turning so the robot had more room to move freely.

Activity 4 - Tahlia Kwan

Name of Activity: Edge Finder
Goals: Finish Activities
Which goals were not achieved and why? All goals/activities were achieved.
Roles of each of the members: We rotated roles, from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 4
Version 1:
We followed the diagram on the sheet and programmed the robot but the robot started to run backwards in a circle starting and stopped at random times. This was unsuccessful. 
Version 2:
We tried to change the light sensor settings to wait until light is brighter than 100. The same events occurred to the robot as the previous version. We failed again. 
Version 3:
We changed the program settings to darker than 50, we then tested the robot over a strip of dark tape and the robot moved away and changed directions, the same event occurred when the robot was about to fall over the edge of the table. Thus we have succeeded. 

Activity 3 - Tahlia Kwan

Name of Activity: Brace, Brace, Brace
Goals: Finish Activities
Which goals were not achieved and why? All goals/activities were achieved.
Roles of each of the members: We rotated roles, from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 3: 
Version 1:
We successfully completed this task in one try, by copying the diagram given on the task sheet. Due to this we successfully made the robot avoid all walls and ourselves.  

Activity 4 - Charlene Garcia

Name of activity: Edge Finder
Goals: Finish Activities
All activities/ goals were achieved
Today we swapped from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 4
Version 1:
We followed the diagram and the robot started to run backwards in a circle starting and stopping randomly. Fail
Version 2:
We tried to change the light sensor settings to wait until light is brighter than 100. The same events occurred to the robot as the previous version.
Version 3:
We changed the settings to darker than 50, we tested the robot over a strip of dark tape and the robot moved away and changed directions, the same event occurred when the robot was about to fall over the table.

Activity 2 - Tahlia Kwan

Name of Activity: There and back again
Goals: Finish Activities
Which goals were not achieved and why? All goals/activities were achieved.
Roles of each of the members: We rotated roles, from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 2:
Version 1: 
We tested the robot to move 50 cm and back 50 cm, but the robot turned 180 degrees instead of 360 degrees. so It Failed.
Version 2:
We tested the robot, to move 50 cm and back 50 cm, we changed the programming to turn  360 degrees. It was a success.

Activity 3 - Charlene Garcia

Name of activity: Brace, Brace, Brace
Goals: Finish Activities
All activities/ goals were achieved
Today we swapped from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 3
Version 1
We copied the diagram exactly and successfully made our robot avoid walls and ourselves.

Activity 2 - Charlene Garcia

Name of activity: There and Back
Goals: Finish Activities
All activities/ goals were achieved
Today we swapped from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 2
Version 1:
We tested the robot to move 50 cm and back 50 cm, but the robot turned 180 degrees instead of 360 degrees.
Version 2:
We tested the robot to move 50 cm and back 50 cm, we changed the programming to turn  360 degrees.

Activity 1 - Tahlia Kwan

Name of Activity: Move 50cm
Goals: Finish Activities

Which goals were not achieved and why? All goals/activities were achieved.

Roles of each of the members: We rotated roles, from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 1:
Version 1:
Firstly, we tested the robot by programming it to move forward for 3 seconds. We failed, the robot moved too far.
Version 2:
Then we tested it to move forward by 1.5 seconds. We failed again, the robot didn't move to the 50cm mark.
Version 3: 
After that, we tried to make it move forward by 2 seconds. We succeeded.
 The robot moved the full 50cm in 2 seconds.

Activity 1 - Charlene Garcia

Name of activity: Move 50 cm
Goals: Finish Activities
All activities/ goals were achieved
Today we swapped from programming, building and testing/filming.

Activity 1 
Version 1:
We tested the robot by programming it to move forward by 3 seconds. Failed (the robot moved too far)
Version 2:
We tested the robot by programming it to move forward by 1.5 seconds. Failed (the robot did not move far enough)
Version 3:
We tested the robot by programming it to move forward by 2 seconds. Success (the robot moved exactly 50 cm)