My Favorite Things

My favorite thing in EPGY were the after activity times.

What does a void function return? Nothing

What does Int. Function return? an integer.

What is the difference between a function and a datatype. A data type is just data while a function is a gets the data to do something.

What is the difference between a function and a class. A class is what holds the objects while the function gets them to do something.

What is the difference between a function and a class. The function is what gets the data to do something in a class.

What goes inside the curly braces? the main class body

What does the And Gate (&&) do? It is a boolean that will only be true after both of the “switches” are turned on.

What does the Or Gate (||) do. It is a boolean that will only be true after one of the “switches” are turned on.

My favorite type of game are RTS games like LOL HON and DOTA.

The favorite game that I played at camp was Run.


Game Review #9 Story Teller

Today I played two games. Storyteller and the Boolean Logic Program. I think that those two are connected because they both have cause and effect. In story lteller, you can drag the figures around to control their fate. This is similar to the logic game because when you put one type of Gate it will yield different results when you turn on the switch than if you put another.



Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum was a really fun experience because we got to see how the computers have evolved over time. From thick cables to compact USBs, Galactica to Call of Duty. I think that its amazing how much technology has advanced since computers where first made. I also enjoyed seeing the old computers and robots and the videos that really helped me understand the topic a whole lot more. Overall I think that the field trip to the Computer History Museum was awesome!

Museum Building

Robot Arm

  • What was wrong with the Robot Arm? It was working but it was not programmed correctly.
  • What did you do to fix it? I used eclipse and and I reprogrammed.
  • What did the Robot Arm do? It will move left and right, up and down and grab objects.
  • What is the difference between when Eclipse uses a yellow line versus using a red line? Which one is an error and which one is a warning? The red one is an error and the program will not run when there is one. The yellow highlight means that there is a warning and the program might run.
  • What is the difference between a LOGIC error and a COMPILE error. Which type of errors did the Robot Arm have? A with a logic error, a robot can still run with, but it will not run properly. A compiler error is an error in the code and the robot will not run.
  • Why do we use code libraries like the leJOS NXJ? So that you have specific code for the Lejos programs and other specific libraries for other programs.
  • What is gamification? Gamification is the the act of utilizing gaming thinking is other non game contexts.
  • How mad was Kevin, the mad scientist? Why was he mad? Because his arm didn’t work.

Building My Robot

My team is Team 3 and I am working with Karim. My robot is named Botty and my experience with the robot was . . .

  • First we built the robot.
  • Then we got the code from online.
  • Then we created a new Java project called Mindstorm.
  • Then we added the Libraries.
  • Then we converted the Project.
  • Then we uploaded the code to the Robot.
  • This is what the robot did.

Game Review #7 Duolingo

Today I went on Duolingo, a website that teaches you how to learn another language. I don’t think that this a game because I think that games are supposed to be fun and entertaining. This website teaches you the basics of Spanish however I think that the lack of interactive activities make it boring and not a game. For example, I consider many typing programs games because they are interactive with the user. Duolingo is a good way to learn a foreign language but not for entertainment or fun.  This is my profile.