Reflection – 26, April 2017

In the past two weeks, I gave it my all. I’m still working on the Turtle Quests, and I am finishing up the last one now, the Turtle BC quest. I have also been doing research on recursion and the RO13 code, as well as working in coding bat a little bit.

The code for Turtle BC isn’t very hard, but it is a little tedious. I have done a few letters with just two lines and two curves. The code looks like this:

They look like this when put into Turtle World:

I am still working on the other projects, such as the RO13 code, and that will probably be the main focus in the next couple weeks in between studying.

In preparation for the exam, I have been looking at sites about recursion, and it is starting to make sense. I am going to practice on the problems provided, and hopefully I’ll be ready by the exam. It seemed a little hard to understand, but with examples, it is clearer.

My goal from the last reflection was to work on the Turtlflower quest, which I have not done at all. After that weekend, I realized that I would rather work on a new quest than laboring on the same one for a really long time, so that goal was not completed.

My goal for the next two weeks is the finish the RO13 quest. I think it’s about time that I moved on to something else, and that is a good starting place. I will also be studying for the exam, looking at recursion more and reusing the format in Codingbat.

Reflection – 6, April 2017

I have given it my all during the last couple of weeks. I was still working on the Turtle quests, and I finally made some progress. I was able to complete the DizzyTurtle quest and even go beyond that in creating a rough code for the Fermat’s spiral. It was really challenging, and I made a lot of mistakes, but those led to some pretty interesting pieces for my artwork document. Here is the code for Fermat’s spiral and a picture of what it looks like.

And here is one of the “mistakes”.

There was a lot of hit and miss while working on this quest, but it ended in some really cool results.

My goal from the last reflection was to finish either the dizzy turtle quest or the Turtlflower quest, and I am happy to say I was able to complete it. The Turtlflower quest isn’t done, but the Dizzy Turtle was a success. It took me most of the two weeks to finish both the Fermat spiral and the normal spiral.

My goal for the next two weeks is to continue to work on the Turtlflower quest, or to continue working with different kinds of spirals. There are many different ones, such as the fibonacci spiral or Cornu’s spiral. It would be really cool if I could figure out how to code them.

In order to improve my time in Gnimmargorp, I could close any distracting tabs, and I could have programming alternatives to the primary quest I am working on. I can get bored really easily if I am only working on one thing, so if I have a couple things that I am working on, I could switch between them. This would keep me working on programming instead of wandering off.