What, me procrastinate??? On the Wonder League mission, of all things??? I blame some part of my brain that simply cannot measure or draw a straight line. OK, here’s the deal: The Wonder League has a cool programming mission using the robot, Dash. I’m good with programming. I’m good with the fascinating mission. But you have to create a mat, a 5 x 8 grid. And since my student works from a fixed position in a special chair, I had to create a sturdy platform to hold that mat. Hence my procrastination.
I did make a foam platform but I thought it was supposed to be 5 x 7 (click on the link to take a look). I am not sure how that happened, because I triple-checked the dimensions. Ha! I also thought it would be safer to make the platform larger, so it became 7 x 7. Oh dear! I had bought shower curtains and miles of black tape to create the mat; to my chagrin (thankfully before I started fastening the plastic mat together), I discovered that it was to be 5 x 8. I spent a couple of weeks re-cutting and re-gluing the foam platform, making several key errors which required MORE glue and Contac paper.
After the platform debacle, I was loathe to start the mat. My dearest widower assured me I don’t have Alzheimer’s and that he would help me measure it. I cried a few tears about my visual-spatial glitches but with my teaching widower’s faithful help, it’s all finished! Woohoo!
Yeah, that’s the robot Cue, not Dash. Cue the Cleverbot is AWESOME! But let HIM try to make a mat….