Robotics & Engineering

Junior Robotics-Web

Robot Build Projects and Introduction to HTML

Electronics 1 

This course provides a gentle introduction to the fundamentals of electronics.  Students will learn about the basic components that make up and control electronic circuits.  Students will learn how to create Circuit Diagrams using standard circuit symbols and then create and test their circuits using SNAP Circuits (no soldering required!).  Each diagram and circuit will be added to Student Digital Portfolios with descriptions. Each SNAP Circuit model and it’s components will be discussed and documented.

Robotics 1 – Understand components of robots and how they make these machines function, along with their varied uses. Multiple design, plan and build projects to gain hands on understanding of the following:

  • mechanisms that push, pull and lift using wheels/axles, inclined plane, wedge, lever, pulley and screw.
  • machines with motorized movement using motors, gears, drive trains. Understand speed and torque.
  • machines that use plows, scoops and friction grabbers for object manipulation mechanisms.
  • lifting mechanisms such as rotating joints, elevators, and linkages.
  • the robot’s computer (brain) for processing inputs and performing tasks through programming
  • robot sensors to detect inputs such as light, color, objects and motion

At the conclusion of this course, students will be ready build more complex robots and graduate from graphical interface programming to ROBOTC.

See Robotics for more curriculum details.