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Instructions

This is a simplified version of the programming language Logo. Use it to draw shapes by moving the turtle (arrow) around the screen using the following commands:

fd (Forward)

Example: fd 10 will move the turtle forward ten steps.

bk (Backward)

Example: bk 5 will move the turtle backwards five steps.

rt (Right turn)

Example: rt 90 will turn the turtle 90o to the right.

lt (Left turn)

Example: lt 45 will turn the turtle 45o to the left.

ct (Center turtle)

cs (Clear screen)

pu (Pen up)

The turtle can move without drawing a line.

pd (Pen down)

repeat

Example:
repeat 4[fd 10 rt 90]
will draw a square.

pc (Pen colour)

Example: pc 2
0 = black, 1 = blue, 2 = red etc

 

Challenge 1

Use the available logo commands to produce a letter L which looks similar to this:

Challenge 1

 

 

Challenge 2

Use the available logo commands to produce a letter T which looks similar to this:

Challenge 2

 

 

Challenge 3

Use the available logo commands to produce a letter F which looks similar to this:

Challenge 3

 

 

Challenge 4

Follow the path to the 'Finish' without going off the path. How quickly can you do this?

 

Stopwatch

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Challenge 5

What is the smallest number of shots you can use to get around this golf course?

 

 

Challenge 6

Use the repeat command to draw a square.

 

 

Challenge 7

Use the repeat command to draw a pentagon.

 

 

Challenge 8

Use the repeat command to draw a hexagon.

 

 

Challenge 9

Use the pu and pd commands to draw a one square inside another.

Challenge 9

 

 

Challenge 10

Draw a colourful bunch of flowers.

Challenge 10

 

 

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Logo PatternLogo is a simple programming language devised by Seymour Papert for educational purposes. Students can control the movement of a 'turtle' which draws lines on the screen. Students learn about lengths and angles while creating diagrams and patterns. The learning takes place as students experiment, get feedback and revise their actions in a non-judgmental environment. Students develop a much better understanding of angles being an amount of turning than they do from more traditional, static exercises.

Logo is a wonderful application to use when learning about the properties of shapes and angles. Using the repeat command to draw a triangle usually results in a significant and poignant learning moment as students grasp the difference between the internal and external angles.

You can find in the left panel above instructions and a series of challenges for the student who has not used Logo before. Click the blue buttons to move through the challenges. Students can use the snipping tool to capture pictures of their work which they can paste into their notes.

Please send Transum pictures of anything magnificent you produce with this application or describe your programming.

Damian Johnson, Emmaus Catholic Primary School, Australia

Awesome Fireworks:

Fireworks

Andrew, Badchaps@btinternet.com

I think this code produces a word but I can't find a site to produce it can you tell me what is says please
cs pu lt 90 fd 75 fd 75 pd rt 90 fd 90 rt 90 fd 45 pu fd 15 rt 90 pd fd 90 lt 90 fd 45 lt 90 fd 90 rt 90 pu fd 15 rt 90 pd fd 90 pu bk 90 lt 90 pd fd 45 rt 90 fd 90 pu lt 90 fd 15 pd fd 45 lt 90 fd 45 lt 90 fd 45 rt 90 fd 45 rt 90 fd 45 pu fd 15 rt 90 pd fd 90 pu bk 45 lt 90 pd fd 45 rt 90 fd 45 pu lt 90 fd 15 pd fd 45 lt 90 fd 45 lt 90 fd 45 pu bk 45 rt 90 pd fd 45 lt 90 fd 45 pu bk 60 lt 90 pd fd 90 lt 90 fd 15 pu fd 15 lt 90 pd fd 90 pu bk 90 rt 90 pd fd 15 pu .

Yuri.T, Yuri.T

A great way to create shapes and many other amazing images...i particularly liked the spectacular fireworks...tres bien and fantastique!

Anonymous,

To Andrew,
As far as I can see it spells Tunchsell.

Hannah, West Yorkshire, England Aged 11

I used this for my ict homework and I was glad you didnt have to download anything as ive used LOADS of memory on my computer. this was really useful but maybe you could put some hints in, because challenge ten was really difficult for someone my age.

Kieron, North Tyneside

Repeat 250[fd 20 rt 89] to make a circle.

Jack Mac, Taupo, NZ

If you type in:
repeat 360 [fd 1 rt 1] it makes an arc.

Jack Mac, Taupo, NZ

Guide to colours:
PC 0 Black
PC 1 Blue
PC 2 Red
PC 3 Green
PC 4 Yellow
PC 5 Purple
If you mix red and plue it makes purple automatically.
I assume if you mix yellow and blue it might make green but I haven't tried yet.

Jack Mac, Taupo, NZ

Repeat 250[pc 1 fd 20 rt 89 pc 2 fd 20 rt 89] makes a vortex with a mixture of hues including purple.

Jack Mac, Taupo, NZ

Repeat 500 [pc 1 fd 5 rt 44 pc 2 fd 5 rt 44 pc 3 fd 5 rt 44 pc 4 fd 5 rt 44 pc 5 fd 5 rt 44 pc 0 fd 5 rt 44] makes the most epic circle in the history of the universe!

Jack Mac, Taupo, NZ

Repeat 500 [pc 1 fd 5 rt 45 pc 2 fd 5 rt 44 pc 3 fd 5 rt 43 pc 4 fd 5 rt 42 pc 5 fd 5 rt 41 pc 0 fd 5 rt 40] makes an even EPIC-ER circle!

Andrew Butler, Island Pacific Academy

I really love this website especially the colors in it. But, I'm stuck on challenge number 10. I can make the stems and the little triangle on the bottom, but I cant make the flowers. But the really cool thing is that if you start out with the normal color (which is gray) and do "repeat 50 [fd 5 bk 5] it makes it darker.

Andrew Butler, Island Pacific Academy

Also, try do "repeat 1000 [pc 4 fd 5 rt 35 pc 1 fd 5 rt 35]" to make the Fire Circle.

Andrew Butler, Island Pacific Academy

I mean repeat 1000 [pc 4 fd 5 rt 35 pc 2 fd 5 rt 35".

Aaron, Island Pacific Acadamy

It is cool making flowers but how do you make one.

Lori, Lori

Rt 90 pc 3 repeat 500 [fd 5 rt 89] makes a green circle.

Andrew, Island Pacific Academy

Pc 1 repeat 500 [fd 5 rt 91] males the most perfect circle in the whole wide world!

Brent, Gmail

Andrew -
I ran it using kturtle (with some translation) and got "runsh3ll".

Sami Md, New York City,NY

Repeat 8[fd 3 rt 45] makes an octogon.

Rebeca Bayeh, Brazil

This is so funny, thank you very much!
cs repeat 50[pc 1 fd 5 rt 45 pu fd 1 rt 1 pd pc 2 fd 5 rt 60 pu fd 1 rt 1 pd pc 3 fd 5 rt 75 pu fd 1 rt 1 pd pc 5 fd 5 rt 90 pu fd 1 rt 1 pd pc 4 fd 5 rt 145 pu fd 1 rt 1 pd ]
makes a crazy colorful sun.

Rebeca Bayeh, Brazil

And this one makes a happy smiley!
cs pc 3 pu fd 5 rt 270 pf 2 rt 270 pd fd 2 pu bk 2 rt 90 fd 4 rt 270 pd fd 2 pu rt 90 fd 5 pc 2 rt -90 pd repeat 20 [fd 1 rt -9].

Andy, Teesdale

All the colours available...
0){= "black";}
1){= "blue";}
2){= "red";}
3){= "green";}
4){= "yellow";}
5){= "purple";}
6){= "lime";}
7){= "silver";}
8){= "orange";}
9){= "brown";}
10){= "navy";}
11){= "maroon";}
12){= "aqua";}
13){= "fuchsia";}
14){= "teal";}
15){= "white";}.

Holly, Caliornia Usa

Can someone tell me how to make the flowers, I'm finding it so hard.

Ryan,

Hi there can you please help me to create those flowers on challenge 10 anyone?

Andi2up, The School

( Rt 90 pc 3 repeat 500 [fd 5 rt 89] makes a green circle )is a green circle bold!

MG, MG

Great to be able to use Logo online without needing to install anything.
Should the "turtle" move with the drawn line?

[Transum: Sorry MG. The problem was caused by an incomplete software upgrade. Thanks so much for letting us know. The problem has now been corrected.]

Emma, Sydney

Cs pc 14 rt 90 fd 5 bk 10 fd 10 lt 45 fd 5 lt 135 fd 17 lt 135 fd 5 pu pc 9 lt 45 fd 5 lt 90 fd 4 pd fd 10 pc 5 rt 90 rt 45 fd 10 rt 135 fd 7 pu rt 90 pc 12 fd 7 lt 90 lt 45 pd fd 10 lt 135 fd 7 to make a colourful boat.

Ricky-Lee, NZ

Repeat 100[pc 2 fd 5 rt 89 pc 4 fd 10 rt 89 pc 8 fd 15 rt 89] Makes the most epic circle :).

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Level 1 - Basic use of Logo commands to draw shapes

Level 2 - Some more Logo commands to draw more complex shapes

Level 3 - Use Logo procedures to draw more complex diagrams

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