In coding class today, the kids continued to build the massive Spinner Factory robot. But today I introduced them to a simple Kanban board to keep track of what was built. The instructions include 465 steps.
In this week's coding class we discussed program threads and how Lego Mindstorms software allows kids to create multi-threaded programming. The kids finished building the Znap robot from instructions and then started programming it with only the rough outline that was written on the board as a guide. They need to use multiple loops, variables, and a new loop interrupt instruction.
這星期我們探討了電腦程式裡的multi-threading功能，利用Lego Mindstorms的程式設計軟體，孩子們練習了multiple loops, variables, 還有 loop interrupt。
In this week's coding class we wrote a color calibration program to ensure the EV3 color sensor always works in any light situation. We also ended up having a mini-science class discussing how reflective light affects color perception.
At Language Plus Living Spalce's coding class on January 19th, we finished our Rube Goldberg machine. Each kid's module had to run a metal ball through it. After they had finished building it, they then had to work together to figure out the order in which each module should go and how to get the ball from one module to the next. Our class didn't have much programming, but it had a lot of integration challenges and a lot of required cooperation.
At Language Plus Living Space, for our Tuesday coding class, we decided to build a modular, repeating Rube Goldberg machine this time. Metal balls would travel between the 3 Lego modules, each built and programmed by one kid. We did the majority of the building today and will do integration and programming next class. Here's their progress so far!
Continuing last week's programming class, we worked on perfecting our trash collect. Despite numourous failures and fastering frustration, we finally got the trash collector to work (somewhat). Here is a post on 12/22/2015's programming class.