Students develop engineering and design skills by participating in a series of problem-solving activities and contests throughout the course. This course is a hands-on experience of basic robotics. Concepts dealing with electricity, electronics, mechanics, engineering, and manufacturing will be learned.
Course Objectives: Students enrolled in this course can expect to…
- Safely plan, use, and manage technological systems to solve complex design problems.
- Successfully design, build, wire, and test robots.
- Demonstrate their problem solving abilities throughout the technological design process (frame the problem, conduct research, develop possible solutions, select a solution, construct the solution, test the solution, redesign for improvements, and reflect & communicate).
- Successfully apply their understanding of STEM concepts to solve technological design challenges.
Content: Course content may include, but is not limited to…
Introduction to Technology/Transportation
What is technology? What is robotics?
Technological/Engineering Design Process
Technological Systems Model
Safety Rules, Procedures & Assessments
King of the Hill Robots
Basic Electricity and Wiring
Sumo/Capture the Flag Robots
Electricity & Electronics
Series & Parallel Circuits