Sandy said to the wolf “I am not sure that I trust you! Please leave” and she shut the door. The wolf couldn't help but cry. He had lost his pack and wanted some friends. Brad heard the wolf's sobs and felt that he had misjudged the poor wolf. He grabbed a box of tissues and went outside. “I am sorry that I hurt your feelings, wolf” said Brad. “What is your name?”. ”My name is Arnold” the wolf said as he took one of the tissues to dry his tears. “Thank you for the tissues”.
At this point, Sandy and Kara came outside. Sandy put her wing on the wolf's shoulder and apologized for her behavior. “I'm so sorry Arnold, I hope we can still be friends”. And so began a most unlikely friendship between a wolf and three little chickens.
Authors use dialogue to further develop characters. The way a character talks to another character shows the audience what kind of person they are.
Harper: “Hey Mason how are you doing today?”
Mason: “I am not doing well. I forgot my lunch today so I am hungry”
Harper: “You can have some of my lunch”
Mason: “Thank you, Harper. I really appreciate that!”
Create Another Character!
You need to help your audience recognize the difference between your characters.
You can do this by:
- Changing the speed of their voices (ex: character 1 speaks slowly, character 2 speaks at an average speed)
- Changing the pitch of their voices (ex: character 1 speaks slowly, character 2 speaks at an average speed)
- Changing the light colors of the robot as the characters are speaking (ex: when character #1 speaks the robot’s eyes are brown when character #2 speaks the robot’s eyes are yellow)
Do you remember how to change the robot’s voice?
Answer: Light Emitting Diode ----------->
What do you think these functions do?
What's Light Intensity?
How bright the light is.
Robot blinks once
The color of the eyes changes randomly
The selected LEDs flash on and off during the amount of time you choose.
Set the intensity of the LEDs in one of both ears.
Set the color of the eyes.
Set the intensity of the LEDs of a given group (eyes, ears, )
Set Single LED
Set the intensity of a single LED
Single Ear LED
Set the intensity of one ear LED.
Single Eye LED
Set the color of one eye LED.
Time to Plan!
How to write your program:
(Open code from Lesson 3 and proceed from there)
1) Go to the Box libraries area on the bottom left of your screen. Click LEDs.
2) Add a change to eye color using one of these tools.
3) Attach the LED block of your choice the way you did with Animated Say. Double click the LED box.
4) You will see this page. Click “Color Edit”.
5) Choose a color you like.
6) Return to the main page by clicking “root” at the top of the screen
Now click the green play button at the top of the screen to run your code (and remember to save)
If you are struggling to get the robot to do what you want it to do - do not feel bad. It takes time to build programming skills so be patient with yourself.
Ask the questions to yourself:
- Where do I think the problem might be?
- What resources could I use to find the solution to the problem?
Take silent time to reflect on your learning today by answer the following questions.
Store your files: Put your files on a thumb drive or store them in some way so that you can continue working on the project in the next lesson.
Computers/Tablets: Make sure all computers/tablets are plugged in if you are storing them in a charging case.