Hey there and welcome to a new semester of Python Coding. We're kicking off the semester getting used to using Texas Instruments tech. The anchor text for the next few weeks is the button below. It will take us quite a while to go through all the activities. It moves from making lights and sensors work, into utilizing the Rover bots and getting them to drive around following commands.
Cheers and let's have some fun eh?!
Time to switch modes from Rover bots to temperature-sensing Mood Rings.
With this new assignment, you'll be using a temperature sensor that's connected directly to the CX nSpire II calculators. At first you'll code the Innovators to change color and get an understanding of how to blend RGB values to get different intensities and colors. Then you'll mess around with the temperature sensor to figure it out, moving onto coding for the Mood Ring.
All the tutorials are on your G Class so get after it.
Please use the guiding document I handed out. Fill in the columns and values and answer questions as you go.
Great job everyone,
I really enjoyed watching the Rovers move around and listening to you all problem solve your way through the activities figuring out where the code went correctly and where to fix it.
We're shifting now to Python and this next exercise will look very familiar. It's essentially the same exercises yet writing with Python rather than Ti-Basic Code. Many similarities yet also new language and differences.
Work your way through the 7 exercises and we'll have an assessment at the end. This will take us a bit to get through them yet it will go much faster than before because you know so much of the basic language already.
Here the link:
10-Minutes of Python
Let's see how this goes :)
For the past few weeks, we've been experimenting and messing around with the CXII nSpire's and the Rovers and there's been a lot of activity and cool drawings created. Congratulations on your willingness to just get after it and experiment. I know sometimes it gets frustrating when the Rover doesn't move and the code seems correct. I appreciate your tenacity and perseverance to just keep going and problem solve. It's done you well.
I gave out your first assignment yesterday - Geometry with the Rover. It starts with a step by step guide showing you a new way to batch commands using a simple code rather than having to copy/past the same commands over and over again. Use this to move through the assignment gaining skill and writing code for each geometry shape. Your evidence will be the drawings your Rover does on paper.
1) Make sure to have the Rover try each code you create and have a thin tip Sharpie in it to draw the shape
2) Label each attempt
3) Continue attempting until you achieve the desire results
I estimate that this assignment will take us all week to complete so use your time wisely. I know you can do this!!!
Students are working their way through the exercises in Unit 4 of programming. These units are so much fun :) They're showing how to write the code to get the bots to move in different directions, different angle movements, lights on and off, and how the sensor works.
Great work everyone !
Today we're going to dip our feet in the coding pool and play around with a few introductory lessons. We'll use the CX nSpire II's and work out way through 7 Lesson. We probably won't get through them today so we'll pick it up again next week.
The goal is to start to familiarize ourselves with all the things we'll be using and then some of the language in Python. Below is the link to the online lessons.
10 minutes of Coding