Congratulations on completing your musical interactive art piece. Musical art exhibitsare displayed in places like malls, museums, airports, and even on the sidewalks in NewYork City! You also learned one of the most used computerscience concepts today - the conditional, or "if-then" block. Computers are great atdoing the same instruction over and over, as you've seen, when given a forever loop,but they can't think on their own. They need a computer scientist like you to tell them what to do.
Most dictionaries say a robot is an automated machine that can be programmed to performa variety of specific mechanical functions. Like the robotic arm up there on the sign.
Robots are often thought of as machines that do jobs that are too dirty, dull, or dangerous for people.
Using the "If-then" block is one of the core ways to tell a computer how tothink. Computer scientists use it every day to write code for instructions like "if theroomba vaccuum robot bounces into a wall, then turn" or "if the air hockey robot sensesthe air hockey puck in front of it, push forward to knock it away". In healthcare dozens ofsmall machines run simple computer programs that instruct IF a patient's heart rate decreasesor IF an IV drip is complete or IF the oxygen level in the person's blood drops below asafe level THEN sound an alarm. Or even logic for a machine to navigate inside a personduring surgery - if it senses something in front of it, then it turns. If/Then logicand computer science is all around you. When you start recognizing it, you'll realize thatcomputer scientists make impacts on all areas of the world. No matter what field you areinterested in, from music, to sports, to health care, there is a computer scientist innovatingand improving it. Where would you like to use your new computer science skills?
Be sure to take one of the "take home club passes" located in your folder so you canlog in to your scratch account from anywhere. During your next club meeting, you will doa Scratch Scavenger hunt where you can earn Scratch Badges by finding and using new blocksand functionality in Scratch while building a project that does whatever you want.
Help spread the awesomeness by writing a G+ post on a sticky note.
Write a shout-out to another club member or the club gurus for their hard work and help.
Did someone have a really cool project in the club showcase? If so, go aheadand write a shout-out to let them know.
You can make sure your friend gets the shout-out by writing "To:" followed by their name.
No sticky? No pen? No problem! Just ask your Guru for one.
After writing your post, follow your guru's instructions for posting it to the G+ community page.
Ideas @Davos | Howard Choset | New Frontiers: Medical Robotics by World Economic Forum (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_videoeditor&v=ys0xrA4ya2Y) licensed under CC-BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Interactive Sound and Art installation near Center Camp, Burning Man 2013 by Rick Taylor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_videoeditor&v=HK2J5uK9z8E) licensed under CC-BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
CPEU1 - Interpretación automática by campusparty (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_videoeditor&v=BK1UIF9Jlhg) licensed under CC-BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
iRobot Roomba by webmastereyedoll (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_videoeditor&v=ejPs5SbtrMk) licensed under CC-BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Escher Museum Interactive Floor by vision2watch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaLgzVbfCHM&list=PL3012DAA0CA80CA93) licensed under CC-BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Robot Is Awesome at Air Hockey by Chakrapani S (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_videoeditor&v=aYotSQo-TAA) licensed under CC-BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
LIQUID SPACE 6.0 Interactive art by Daan Roosegaarde in Japan by Roosegaarde (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_videoeditor&v=NBowlRsyjnE) licensed under CC-BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)