Project Inter-Actions

Sunday Morning Session

 

 

 

Celia’s Crazy Nutcracker

My project opens and closes its mouth and the eyes light up.  I made it because nutcrackers represent Christmas and I celebrate Christmas.  I call it “Crazy Nutcracker” because it has red Elvis hair.

          Some important parts of the building were getting the mouth attached to the head.  The gears made the mouth go up and down.  We had to put it on the platform or it would be tilted to one side.  I programmed it to go one way, stop, and go the other way, and that made the mouth go up and down.  Jason helped me with the programming.  Lisa helped me with the building.  The hardest part was programming because first the motor went spinning around and got tangled in the wires but then we put on this fuel thing and it stopped shaking, but you still have to hold it.  I learned a lot about computers and how things work.

         

 

 

 

Matthew’s Amusement Park

My project is an amusement park.  I made two rides. My Mom and Gram helped me. I named it Fun Ville. Two of the rides spin. I named two of the rides.  The flyer and the spinner; I like doing projects. Math is very important to me.

 

         

 

 

 

Nathaniel’s Egg Beater Ferris Wheel                   

My final project is a Ferris Wheel. It has two rounded purple straws attached on to the back. I had help from both my father and my sister. One of the reasons that I chose to make a Ferris Wheel is because my dad thought it would a fun challenge. I agreed and that’s how I came to build a Ferris Wheel.  Whenever me and my family  visit my cousins and grandmother, we sometimes go to a nearby amusement park. At the park we almost always go on Ferris Wheel.  I built the stand that the wheel was going to sit on. Then, gradually I built the actual wheel. Then, while I was still at the workshop, I programmed the wheel to spin for 2 seconds. Next, at home, with the help of my sister and dad I built the carriages.

I learned that you can make 2 motors spin at the same time without programming them to. I think the hardest part was when we had to make the carriages stay upright while the wheel was turning around otherwise the wheel was turning and the carriages was upside down and they wouldn’t want to be upside down because there were no seatbelts!!

 

                   

 

 

 

William’s Basketball Crazy Field

My project is about shooting a hoop.  The first touch sensor made the motor move.  The second sensor made the Legos go back.  I decided to make it because I like basketball.

          I built it with gears and wires and Legos.  I used the RCX to make it run.  I programmed it to sing.  Kevin helped me to build the piece that makes it shoot in the hoop.

          The hardest thing was to make it not fall apart.  The piece that makes the people shoot in the hoop broke the most.  I learned that Legos can move with the brain and motors and the wires.   y project is about shooting a hoop.  The first touch sensor made the motor move .The second sensor made the Legos go back.  I decided to make it because I like basketball.

          I built it with gears and wires and Legos.  I used the RCX to make it run.  I programmed it to sing.  Kevin helped me to build the piece that makes it shoot in the hoop.

          The hardest thing was to make it not fall apart.  The piece that makes the people shoot in the hoop broke the most.  I learned that Legos can move with the brain and motors and the wires.  

 

    

 

 

 

Alex’s Hockey Fan

Why I made my project:  Because it is important to my family.

My culture:  My culture is American.  We’re going to Canada to watch Michael do a tournament of hockey.  My dad taught me how to play hockey, probably like two years ago or one year ago.  My dad said “you should try skating.”  I said no the first time, but the second time I actually went.  I go to rinks, I don’t go to ponds.  My dad has been skating probably like four years.  When I go to tournaments, I fall asleep on the way there.  I go there by car with my mom my dad my brother Steven and my brother Mike.  My brother Steven is five, and Mike is 12.  I’m going to ask how long my Dad’s been skating.

 

           

 

 

 

Kayla’s Car

My project can go around in circles.  It can drive.  It’s big.  I made a car because my dad doesn’t have a car.  My dad fixes cars but he doesn’t fix his.  I like it because it can see dark and light.  It backs up when it sees light.

          I just put all kinds of pieces together to build it.  Small pieces, big, medium, wheels.  My dad helped me.  He’s good at building a whole lot.  The hardest thing was putting the bottom of the car together.  The car keeped breaking.

 

 

 

Michela’s Menorah

My project lights up like a real menorah.  When you point the flashlight at the light sensor, the candles on the menorah light up. After I light up all of the lights, my menorah spins around and it plays “Dreidel, Dreidel,” one of the Hanukkah songs.  My menorah is important because it is part of my religion. 

I built my menorah with Legos and at first I was just going to make a menorah that would light.  But then I changed it:  I put wheels on it and my menorah lit up when I pointed a flash light at the eye sensors.  I programmed it to sing “Dreidel,” and also to make it spin.  Part of the programming made it so the lights would light up one group at a time.

I learned that building with Legos is harder than it looks!  And I also learned that you can attach wheels that can move by motors and also “brains.”

The hardest thing that I wanted to do was to make it sing “Dreidel, Dreidel.”

 

 

                

 

 

 

Ruwan’s Moving Garden

My project name is The Moving Garden.

My project just moves forward and backward.

It’s important to me because I like to plant a lot.

It’s also important because it brings happiness.

I first thought about how I could make a garden and how I could attach the garden to the car.

I decided to connect the garden to the back of the car.

I did most of the programming at the Curriculum Lab.

I needed a lot of help with programming from my mom and the people at the workshop.

The hardest thing was keeping the car together.

I learned that you should never get frustrated and when something goes wrong always try again.

 

           

 

 

 

Jonathan’s Car

I made it.  My car it was from me and my mother and father.  It goes fast.  I made it because me and my little brother make cars together with little legos.

          I built it by using all of the blocks.  If I didn’t have as many blocks than I wouldn’t have made it.  If it wasn’t tight under the car, than it would have fallen all apart.

          I programmed it to not hit people because it sees a person and it just goes right back.  I programmed it to do that.  My mom and dad helped me with the building.  I did the programming.

          The wheels, they were the hardest part for me to build.  They kept falling off.  I learned how to build cars with these things.

 

 

                    

 

 

Sasha’s Car

My project moves backwards.  It is kind of fragile.  I like it because it looks good.  It kind of reminds me of my dad.  He some times does Lego stuff with me.  It took a very long time to make it. Four weeks to be exact!!!  IT WAS FRUSTRATING WHEN MY COUSIN BROKE MY CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

            

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the children and families on their hard work!