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Annalee and Everett’s Soccer Model

This model is built by Annalee (8) and Everett (4).  Everett built the soccer goal and put on the lights.  He helped his dad program the lights to blink on and off when the ball passed through the goal.  He wanted the goal to roar when the ball passed through, and laser sounds when the lights flashed.
Annalee wanted to modify the cheering fans project and use mini figures.  She ensured the team members had matching outfits.  She did all of the programming for the cheering fans. This was our first use of messaging to handle different programming paths.  She explains how the program works in one of the attached youtube videos.  
We could not figure out how to specify which motion sensor to control.  We had one hooked up for the lights, and one for the fans. 
We had a lot of fun working on this project and look forward to next month.
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