Capstone is a project where you pick a topic and research that topic a lot when you give a presentation. At first, I did not know what to do. After doing the packet to help make your decision it was clear. I was going to do VR. VR (Aka Virtual Reality) I thought was a very interesting topic because it had a lot of engineering and science.
But later on, I changed my topic to DC Comics VS Marvel Comics. I thought it was a better topic for me and I hope I enjoy the process
Finally, only one more to go! I went with the most simple idea possible: Pong game
Here is the final link
When I finished this I had too admit making these really made me better at coding. I might actually do some scratch on my own time. I started out liking Tynker more but now I like scratch more because the instructions give more info on how to do it. Even though Tynker lets you drag the bricks out of the instructions itself, it kind of leaves you hanging. I sort of enjoyed this!
For my third project I went with Tynker this time because we have to do at least one of each. This game is really simple. It’s just Angry Birds with different characters.
Here’s the game…
When making this project I really wanted to get it done so I decided to rush this one a bit, but a games a game am I right? So I feel like the last 2 aren’t my best work but that was me getting tired of doing the projects.
When making my second scratch project I thought of what can be better than the last one. Then I went with a classic game of Hide-an-Seek Here’s the game
I think the Easter egg will get me more views because players who some how find this game, can visit more and more times looking for the Easter egg. Hint: Has to do with when you lose. Well… scratch project’s 3 and 4 are not my best, but there ok.
For my first scratch project I went with the simple stuff, I started with the “get the apples in the bowl” game. Here is the game.
It took me about a half hour to code. But it felt like ten minutes. I think my favorite scratch project was my 2nd. I honestly thought that everyone would think it’s bad because wouldn’t have met the expectations. I sure hope it does!
We first planned our meets. We would meet on Wednesday’s Saturday’s and some Sunday’s. Well, Wednesday did not work out because I was not feeling good. We met after our basketball games.
Each meet would be about 1-3 hours long. Our first meet was a Saturday it was 3 hours long and we finished building. All in one meet! Our second meet was next Saturday because again, I was sick on the following Wednesday. When we met on Saturday, we did some testing for ideas. We were ready!
I sat in my chair wondering who my partner would be. I looked around and finally I caught Will’s eye. He had looked at me and I looked back. Why not he be my partner. Then we talked and decided to do a group of 3. Me Will and Kevin.
As if planning a meet was already hard enough, no one was free on the weekdays except me. We settled on weekends for about 2 hours. But later that day Alex joined our group. He goes skiing on the weekend. So, we can only meet for a bit on Sunday. It’s hectic. We decided: Me and Kevin Will and Alex.
Today is no ordinary day, today… my class is building Rube Goldberg machines! A Rube Goldberg is a complex chain reaction all just to preform a simple task like turn on the lights. The most challenging thing about a Rube Goldberg machine in my opinion is coming up with an original idea.
I have been wanting to do a Rube Goldberg project since my sister did it. I was just in 1st Grade when she finished I thought it meant: “Playdate Heaven.” It actually meant: “HARD WORK!” that’s at least what my sister said. My teacher showed us a lot of videos about Rube Goldberg machines. It’s finally time- wait, who will be my partner?…
When I started to edit it looked so hard. But, a few minutes later my sister helped me. She gave me some tips on how to edit well and make it overall “Clean.” About 20 minutes later I was on my own. I decided to do a little today because it was getting late.
The next day was Sunday. I relaxed and played video games. It was 7:00 pm and that’s when it hit me hard in the head. I had completely forgot and I only got to cut some clips, and put music, and make a clip shorter. Monday was very progressive and I got a lot done. Tuesday I finished it Clean smooth and perfect.
That’s my Rube Goldberg experience.
I rolled the marble, it triggered all the traps, then, POP! When the machine worked I wanted to scream but I am not supposed to because part of script was to act casual. So I just felt excited inside. It felt good to actually finish. We were so happy! We finished right on time to. My partner had to go somewhere.
So… they dropped me off and I told my parents. They told me to do some editing. But first, I was going to show everyone the success! I know the video I showed, My family, My cousins (all of them), and my friends. Some people were on there 30th try! It was a great success!
Next… the editing.