Draw a Butterfly
|Age group||Year 2 to Year 4 (ages 8 to 10)|
|Participant to facilitator ratio||6:1|
Program the Pro-Bot to draw a butterfly on a piece of paper.
Preparation and Materials Required
- Pro-Bot for each participant
- A pen that fits the Pro-Bot pen holder
- Paper taped to the table
Time: 10 mins
Introduce yourself, participants introduce themselves, cover any housekeeping. Explain the aim of the workshop (‘Today we are going program a Pro Bot to draw a butterfly’). Show participants how to program the Pro Bot using the movement and repeat commands. Conduct a brief demonstration of the Pro Bot drawing an object (such as a square). Show participants an pre-drawn example butterfly.
2. Experiment and Explore
Time: 30 mins
Participants attempt to program the Pro Bot to draw the butterfly. When the Pro Bot makes a wrong move, the facilitator should replace the piece of paper.
3. Evaluation and Closing
Time: 5 mins
At the end of the session, thank everyone for their participation and team work.
- Each wing is 9 cms high and 3 cms wide
- The body is 5 cms high and 4 cms wide
- The neck is 1 cm long
- Each side of the head is 2 cms
There are multiple ways this can be achieved with the Pro-Bot and the code below is only one way.
Starting at the top left corner of the left wing and facing right, the following code can be used:
// Left Wing Fd 3 Rt Fd 9 Rt Fd 3 Rt Fd 9 // Move to bottom of body Rt Fd 3 Rt Fd 7 Lt // Bottom of body Fd 4 Rt // Right Wing Fd 2 Lt Fd 3 Lt Fd 9 Lt
// Right Wing Cont. Fd 3 Lt Fd 7 // Move to top of body Bk 5 Rt // Top of body Fd 4 Bk 2 Rt // Neck Fd 1 // Head Rt Bk 1 Fd 2 Lt Fd 2 Lt Fd 2 Lt Fd 2
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