On November 22nd, we played with these robots called Spheros. These robots respond to commands from different strips of code. The Sphero is a robot that is a shaped like a sphere, can move pretty fast, and can change colors.
In the beginning, everyone was assigned a partner to do the Spheros with. I got assigned to Maxine, and we had a lot of trouble logging in the Sphero app, which was pretty bad. We used ipads to control and code the robot. Our whole class walked to the meeting room because that was the place where there was the most space to move and control your robot. We took some time getting used to the robot, and then Ms. Pavia told us a challenge. The challenge was if we could code our robot to roll along the green marble tiles on the floor. Maxine and I tried out different ways to code our Sphero to land on top of the end of the green line. Once we finished our first challenge, our next challenge was if we could make a whole square on the green marble tile floor. My group couldn’t complete the challenge, because we had to go home at that time.
Overall I thought that Spheros are really fun to code and use!