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20160712 Lego Mindstorms EV3 Coding Class

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:03

 Lego Mindstorms EV3 Coding - Kanban boardIn 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.

20160524 Coding Class - Lego Mindstorms EV3

Submitted by Jenny on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:24

In coding class we finished the code for the ellaphants we built. The kids made a program that would use the robot keypad buttons to control what it did. Up button to make the elephant walk forward. Down button for backward. Left button for head tilt and trunk trumpeting. And right button for picking up an object.

20160524 Science Class科學課: Introduction to Apple/Carrot Peeling Machine Design Science with DIY Science Projects水果蔬菜削皮刀

Submitted by Jenny on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 07:15

20160524 Science Class:  Introduction to Apple/Carrot Peeling Machine Design Science with DIY Science Projects

Kids looked at how an automatic peeler works.  They tried to make a model of a peeling machine.  Most kids found that the motors they have used are not strong enough to support spinning the apply or the carrot.  But there was a cute video of Nile's working!