The post below was written by go_girl pioneer, Ruby.
Hello everybody, I hope you are all having a lovely week so far.
This week in our go_girl session I shared a filter that I created using sprites with the pose program on Snap! I drew a red nose, a purple wrist band and a pair of glasses. I also enjoyed seeing the filters that my other go_girl teammates created!
Afterwards, Ken drew glasses and a big red circle for the nose. He then showed us how the glasses followed his eyes and the red circle followed his nose both at the same time, rather than the glasses or the nose moving separately from each other. Our homework is to add more costumes to the program.
In our second session of the week, me and my teammates shared our homework. I showed that I added more ‘filters’ to the pose program we played with last week. I drew an earring with the letter ‘L’ for my left ear and an’R’ one for my right ear. I also drew a pair of light pink pads for my shoulders.
Ken has been showing us ways to figure out how to debug our programs when we encounter problems. He also told us about the new updated version of Snap! which is faster than the previous versions.
We learned about a program which warns you not to touch your face while sitting at a computer. The whole point of the program is to warn you when your hands are close to your face so you can avoid getting germs on your face. We experimented with different numbers for the confidence threshold and the distance threshold to see what worked best. If you are close to the camera, the best number might be different than if you are far away from the camera. I touched my face to see if the program worked and it did! The program responded by saying, ‘Stop touching your face!’
Ken then showed us how to add a timer block to see how many seconds had passed since the last time your hands were close to your face. Whenever you stopped touching your face, the timer would stop.
Our homework is to play around and change how it works. For example, changing the costumes or recording a message instead of solely using text. I’m excited about doing it and looking forward to next week when I’ll see you in another post!