This picture is a picture of the wiring in the robotic dragon.
The most difficult aspect of this project was the building. The building was the most difficult part of the project because it was very time consuming and it was hard to do exactly what we wanted to do. An example is the painting, because it was very time consuming and it was hard to get all the details we wanted right.
The most enjoyable aspect of this project was the coding. The coding was the best part because I usually enjoy coding and it is very satisfying to see the code work. One thing that would’ve made the coding more enjoyable for me would’ve been if it were more challenging because the coding was super basic.
Something I did well on this project is the coding. I did the coding well and the program I made ran the code successfully. Something I could’ve added on is an audio file that plays when it is activated.
Something I would do differently next time is to make my finalized project clearer. When I didn’t have a clear idea of my project, it sort of fell apart and I wouldn’t have been able to finish a project in time if I hadn’t partnered with Christian. Another thing I would do differently is to give my full attention to my project.
Something I learned about physically building a robot is that is very time consuming. Building a robot can be very time consuming because there might be some setbacks such as messing up on a cut and that might mess up the whole piece, so you have to create a new piece. Another reason it could be time consuming is because you might want to paint it. Painting is very time consuming because it takes a long time to dry and the details are hard to get right.
Something I learned about programming a robot is that it is a lot easier than I thought it would be. Programming the robot was a lot easier than I thought it would be, because our robot only had to do a few basic things, so I only had to use a few blocks to make the program work. It might have been a little more challenging if I had added on some extra functions, but I couldn’t think of what else to add on.
Something I would like to learn more about programming is how to do more advanced coding. I would like to learn advanced coding because I enjoy coding. Another reason I would like to learn more advanced coding is because I enjoy a good challenge (if it’s fun).
If I had to give advice to a student, it would be: DON’T SLACK. If you slack, even towards the end of the project it increases the chance of it not being ready or not working on the day of the robotics petting zoo.
This link is to a video of our working dragon robot breathing fire and eyes turning red:Dragon breathing fire