Category Archives: Scratch

Car Park Barrier

This week the Wednesday Computing group used Lego WeDo and Scratch 1.4 to make and program a barrier for entry to a car park. ¬†They used a proximity sensor to automatically open the barrier if a car approached. Their work … Continue reading

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Toilet Fan

Last week the Wednesday Computing group had the task of designing a fan for a toilet! This work was based on the excellent planning from Phil Bagge’s website. They used Lego WeDo kits to make the fans and then Scratch … Continue reading

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How are your reactions?

Today we extended our one button LED program from last week to create a reaction game. The idea is that the LED lights (after a random period of time) and the player needs to press the button as quickly as … Continue reading

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Press that button

In Computing today we had to use our electronics knowledge to create a circuit that contained a button, a LED and two resistors. This is the first time we used breadboards in compuing and it took a while to get … Continue reading

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Making music with Jelly Babies

Today in Mr Parry’s room music and screams were heard – they came from Jelly Babies being gently squeezed! The students had attached Jelly Babies to Raspberry Pi GPIO pins and then used Scratch to play sounds through speakers. At … Continue reading

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Traffic Lights

In Computing yesterday the students programmed some traffic lights! Actually, they programmed Pi-Stops which are small scale traffic lights which they had attached to the GPIO pins on their Raspberry Pi. Prior to the programming they had worked out (with … Continue reading

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Flashing LEDs and Raspberry Pis

In Computing lessons yesterday, students set up Raspberry Pis and then used Scratch to flash attached LEDs. They started the lesson by working out the flow diagram for flashing a light. As a whole class they then used Scratch to … Continue reading

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Year 9 continue with Lego WeDo modelling

After making a crocodile each and controlling by Scratch, Year 9 are now making a second Lego WeDo model. Next week they will use Scratch to control their new models. Stephen is making a giant that lifts up when a … Continue reading

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Year 7 learning to use Lego WeDo with Scratch

Year 7 have been making Lego WeDo models and then will be using Scratch to control them. Corey is building an aeroplane. Ben and Jake are making a crocodile. Euan and Luke have made some spinning birds and then got … Continue reading

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First steps with Lego Wedo and Scratch

Year 9 started learning how to use Scratch to control their Lego Wedo models. They investigated how Scratch controls the sensors and motors and then they built a crocodile with the Lego kits and next week will connect them up … Continue reading

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