Davis Creek Elementary's
'Toon Machine '98
'Toon Machine Group Assignments:
Writing Supervisor - Brenda
Drafting Supervisor - Trevor
Building Supervisor - Eric
Writing Supervisor - Staci
Drafting Supervisor - Steven
Building Supervisor - Brandi
Writing Supervisor - Ally
Drafting Supervisor - Emily
Building Supervisor - Ryan
Writing Supervisor - Brittany
Drafting Supervisor - Kassie
Building Supervisor - Richie
Writing Supervisor - Jamie
Drafting Supervisor - John
Building Supervisor - Kevin
Writing Supervisor - Adam
Drafting Supervisor - Sarah
Building Supervisor - Greg
Simon's Fifth Grade 'Toon Machine!
Thumper enters the top of an
elegant elevator and descends to the first floor. Then, he is pushed by
a lilting lever onto a bustling belt conveyor where he moves along until
a rollicking robotic arm picks him up, swings him around onto another burping
belt conveyor. Next, Thumper moves onto a running roller conveyor where
he moves into the grasp of a neurotic pnematic hand that picks him up and
places him onto a dynamic dancing table as our Grand Finale! Go, Thumper,
Go! LEGO POWER!
Control Lab Interface 'Toon Machine Control Buttons
Control Lab Interface 'Toon Machine Setup
Procedure for the 'Toon Machine:
First click "lift up" to move lift up.
Someone puts "Thumper", the Toon Machine character,
ont he Lift and pushes him on the wide belt conveyor by turning the handle
connected to a lever.
The students have programmed the computer to have
the belt conveyor move Thumper along to the robot arm, the robot arm closes
around Thumper, robot arm moves Thumper to the angle conveyor belt and
on up to the roller conveyor belt.
The pneumatic hand closes, sways to the right,
drops Thumper and sways back left.
The Disco Dance starts!
Final Procedure of 'Toon Machine:
Step One (First Day) Students worked in groups
of three with individual LEGO DACTA sets
with instructions. In each group there were three supervisors: Drafting
Supervisor, Writing Supervisor, and Building Supervisor. (Some of the students
never got over being "supervisor" instead of "supervised"!) With their
assigned jobs being: making sure that the drawing is completed, the journals
were completed, and the building assembled and pieces were accounted for
Step Two (Second Day) The students in each group
added something "Toonish" to their project.
Step Three (Third Day) The students put the projects
together as one machine. This was not quite as easy as one might think.
This day all the ideas came to fruition as the giant 'Toon Machine came
Step Four (Fourth Day) The students had to "fine
tune" the problems with connecting the six separate machines into one workable
unit. There were several creative ideas born this day.
Step Five (Fifth Day) Success! All the classes
visited to see our 'Toon Machine at work. Everyone marveled at our cleverness
and creativity. We felt very proud of our creation.
With "Thumper", the Toon Machine character, on
the Lift click HERE on page one or push button. The elevator lowers, the
toon is dumped off onto the belt conveyor, conveyor moves it to the robot
arm, the robot arm closes around Thumper, robot arm moves Thumper to the
angle conveyor belt, opens dropping him on the roller conveyor. The conveyor
moves him up to the next roller conveyor. The pneumatic hand closes, sways
to the right, drops Thumper and sways back left. The Disco Dance starts
with the Bunny Hop music going.
LEGO DACTA Control
Lab Program Procedure:
tone 72 2 wait 1 tone 72 1 tone 70 2 tone
72 2 tone 69 3 wait 1 tone 65 2 wait 3 tone 63 2 wait 2 tone 63 2 wait
2 tone 63 3 wait 4
tto "lift up onfor 45 ;Adam
tto "lift down onfor 40 ;Adam
talkto "hand open onfor 3 ;Ryan
talkto "hand close onfor 3 ;Ryan
tto "arm right onfor 28 ;Ally
tto "arm left onfor 28 ;Ally
robothandclose robotput robothandopen robotarmget
tto "pincher DROP onfor 3 ;Brittany
tto "pincher pick onfor 3 ;Brittany
tto "air onfor 150
TTO "SWAY TOTABLE ONFOR 2 ;RICHIE
TTO "SWAY TOROLLER ONFOR 2 ;RICHIE
launch [song] ;Ryan
tto "dancing onfor 4 rd onfor 4 rd
onfor 3 rd onfor 3 rd onfor 3 rd wait 2 ;Greg
tto "conveyor go onfor 40 ;Brandi & Steven
tto "air on wait 20 pinchclose wait 80 swayright
wait 80 pinchopen wait 30 swayleft talkto "air off ;John
launch [song] godown wait 20 roller vice group
startit tto "conveyor go onfor 90 pneu wait
9 dance dance
Mrs. Sharon Simon's 5th Grade Class
Working and Learning With
to visit 'Toon Machine Completed!
here to visit all our Davis Creek Elementary Lego Projects
Thank You, Mrs. Hamilton! (MU Math Instructor &