Robotic Systems

Robotic Systems provides an orientation to high demand, high salary careers available in assembly and manufacturing of mobile and industrial robot applications. Students will participate in individual and team activities to create products that demonstrate the critical elements of robotic design, fabrication, and testing. Take your engineering interest and knowledge to the next level!  

Level 1: Robotic Systems I

Credit: 1 credit class / .5  weighted credit-HONORS

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Pre-Requisite: STEM PreEngineering or STEM Engineering

The topics covered include:

  • Learn about electronics specific to robot design.
  • Learn about industrial robots through hands on experiences.
  • Use Arduino and Raspberry Pi microcontrollers to control mobility robots.
  • Build, program and test a Mars Rover robot using sensors for autonomous and driver control.
  • Set up driver control of your robot using a Wifi access point and GUI design.
  • Explore a mock disaster zone utilizing remote camera sensing.

Level 2: Robotic Systems II

Credit: 1 credit class / .5  weighted credit-HONORS

Grades: 11, 12

Pre-Requisite: Robotic Systems 1

The topics covered include:

  • Utilize CAD and 3D printing to design and fabricate robot components.
  • Develop advanced programming skills for Arduino.
  • Explore advanced electrical design and fabrication.  
  • Explore hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Understand the production process. (Design → Prototyping → Fabrication → Assembly → Testing)
  • Explore careers and application that utilize industrial robotics.

Engineering Systems

Engineering Systems is designed for students to investigate the high-demand career area of advanced manufacturing and engineering technology.  Students learn the different types of manufacturing, the value, and societal, economic, and environmental impacts of manufacturing. Students will also examine key aspects of green manufacturing and assess the product life cycle. More in-depth understanding of production processes will be explored.  Students will outline the product-development process, describe the engineering design process, use the engineering design process to plan production, and apply manufacturing systems to produce a prototype.

Credit: 1 credit class / .5  weighted credit-HONORS

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Pre-Requisites: STEM PreEngineering or STEM Engineering or Robotic Systems Certification: Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1)

The topics covered include:

  • Explore careers in manufacturing including green manufacturing
  • Develop shop skills for a variety of tools including hand tools, power tools, and CNC
  • Explore materials and processes used in a variety of manufacturing methods
  • Design, prototype, and build engineering projects using a variety of tools and fabrication methods.
  • Research and implement a manufacturing plan using sustainable resources, energy efficiency, conservation, and pollution prevention

 

Instructor