Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
The next thing we did was strip off the green cover to access some of the guts of the robot.
We spent some time navigating the robots website looking for ideas. There were claims that using scratch with some special plugins would allow for easy programming. We discovered that these scratch plugins weren't compatible with our Linux lab. So, back to the drawing board. We discovered that python was our best bet. I created a few lessons that directed students to use Codeacademy to learn some python basics.
#!/usr/bin/env pythonimport Tkinterimport tkMessageBoxtop = Tkinter.Tk()def hello():tkMessageBox.showinfo("Say Hello", "Hello World")B1 = Tkinter.Button(top, text = "Say Hello", command = hello)B1.pack()
We downloaded a pre-configured python script to allow for tethered driving. From here we thought things were going to be simple, yet the robot revolt started. Somehow the script caused the robot to come alive. It decided to move really slow in a circle, without being connected to anything.top.mainloop()
Thank you to the Vermont students who are training us for the upcoming Robot Rodeo in May
~ from Vermont's fleet of robots traveling through Vermont schools
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The Lothrop 2nd grade had a visitor - Ozobot! We learned how to code by hand with colors, then used Ozoblockly and our clever coding skills to make Ozo do great things. We learned shapes, math, and looping! Ozo is now off to visit Warren School. We hope he has fun times and learns great moves with the Warren students.