Ice Animation Explorers IV
Animation and Storytelling July 25th to 29th, 2011



Spinner Art (Screensaver Program)


Requirements:
1. Have a Sprite that spins stamps itself on stage.
2. Spinning Sprite glides around to random spots around stage - leaving a stamped trail.
3. When "space" key is pressed - the stamp effects clear the stage.

Extras:
1. When "c" key is pressed - the colors of the Stamper Sprite change.
2. Give use other keys to change the Stamper Sprite's costume.

Sample of Spinner Art Program

Code samples for Spinner Art Program


Simple Story Scratch Project


Project Requirements:
1.  Tell simple story of the "Paper Airplne"
2.  Use multiple costumes in the "thrower" to convey emotion.
3.  Coordinate action with Broadcast commands.

Sample Scripts for Simple Story Project


Emotion Face


Project Requirements:
1.  Use Sprites to create a face that can show a range of emotion.
2.  Use different sprites for: eyes, nose, eyebrows, and mouth.
3.  Change movement and shape to convey emotion.

Sample Scripts for Emotion Face Project


Dance Animation Project


Project Requirements:
1.  Identify form of "March from Nutcracker" using letters.
2.  Create a dance animation with Scratch or Alice that has at least 2 objects and movement methods for the A and B sections.
3.  Import music sound file into scratch and use broadcast commands to coordinate movement scripts with music.
4.  Save your work under "Lastname Dance Teachername."

Project Extras:
1.  Use at least 4 sprites and movement methods for A,B,C, and D sections.
2.  Create changing backgrounds or stages.

Sample Scripts for Dance Animation Project


Dance Animation

Requirements:
1. Must have 2 different dancers that use costume changes to simulate movement and dancing.
2. Must have music that plays while characters are dancing.
3. Must have a system where the user clicks on a green or red light sprites to start or stop the music and dancing.

Extras:
1. Use photographs of yourself to create dancing sprite.
2. Add sprites that simulate colored lights changing on the dance floor.
3. Use different stages to change the setting of the dance floor.

Code samples for Red Light/Green Light

Lego NXT Robotics Links

Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics System and NXT-G Software

Introduction to MINDSTORMS NXT Programming System
2 Types of Turns: Swing and Point Turns in NXT-G
3 Types of Conditional Statements in NXT-G
Drive a Rectangle Instructions
Basic Line Follow Instructions
Sample Robot Projects
Advanced NXT-G Programming Ideas
Making MyBlocks in NXT-G"
Worksheet for Turn Angles

Robot Building Plans

Simple Robot Building Plans: Tri-Bot Version I
Simple Robot Building Plans: Basic Tri-Bot Version II (Michaud Design)
Robot Building Plans from nxtprograms.com

Basic TriBot Inputs and Outputs:





NXT-G Sample Code:

Dance Moves:

Forward Back


Forward Back with Loop


Twist with Loop


Arc (Drive in a Circle)



Arm Swing


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