Arva’s Final Decor

I had some left over masking tape from my design final so I decorated the controller and ArtBot to match. I plan on bringing tape tomorrow to have everyone differentiate their controllers and Bots. The next step are the group posts and the expo. Hopefully they will be an entertaining success.       This…

Finalizing Code and Controller

In our last meeting before the showcase we implemented the controllers and adjusted the patterns to work with the radio. One problem we had encountered was that any actions within the forever loop without any conditions would interrupt and end any commands that the radio sends. This would make the artbot only partially respond to…

Adding Distance Sensors and Radio

To keep each robot from running into each other and off the canvas we are using distance sensors. The code for it is actually pretty simple and yields this outcome: Since this pretty much works, I then add in my code for the pattern and make it flash red when the sensor is set off….

Making Patterns 2

I have successfully made a simple pattern. Although executing inconsistent turns, it still shows a running pattern. Here is the code below, I added a pause to separate each pattern. It would do this pattern one after the other without pause in the end.   Well, That’s it for now! -Arva Syed

Coding GiggleBot Continued

In this post I’ll explain how we are trying to tackle basic turns which will be integral to make patterns. To be able to turn in place, MakeCode uses the spin function. Since spin is in milliseconds we need to test how long it takes to make a 90, 180, and 360 degree turn. I…

Making Patterns 1

Arva Syed: In this project we are using micro:bits to program GiggleBots. Since micro:bits use Microsoft MakeCode (a language new to me) I needed to test out how the code would translate to motion in the bot. first I started simple with just going forward. Upon uploading it into the bot and taping on a…

Inspirations

Arva Syed: The inspiration for this project itself was from an video that Celeste found on instagram of a little robot chaotically drawing lines on a piece of paper. Click this link for the instagram video! And so came about her proposal that I excitedly signed up for. Its such a great idea but there…