This class focuses on the mechanical, electrical, and control aspects of robotic design. Students will build six robots throughout the year to compete in various challenges aligned with the lesson material. The curriculum is aligned with what students are learning in freshman Algebra II and Physics.
Units include: Math and Machines, Gears and Motion, Statics and Mechanics, Electricity and Electronics, Energy and Control, and Sensors and Logic.
This class focuses on the programming and sensor control aspects of robotic design. Students will build six robots throughout the year, each one using sensors, programming, and autonomous operation. The curriculum is aligned with the sophomore computer programming class.
Units include: Programming 1, Programming 2, Advanced Sensors, Motion and Control, Advanced Statics, and 3D design.
This class is designed to immerse students in various different robots platforms and programming languages. Students design and develop their own projects using whatever platform best fits their design goals. We also expand into current topics like smart sensors, Bluetooth and vision systems. Students will also design and print a unique object with CAD software and our 3D printer.
This is a design development class with student driven projects; these projects tend to be larger in scale and longer in term. Students will look at the entire design cycle including financing and troubleshooting. Many of these projects will be grant funded and students will be a part of the grant-writing process. Also in this class students will complete their individual Robotic Design Portfolio, a document they have been building all four years. This student portfolio is a huge asset as they go off to college and seek to differentiate themselves from other students competing for internships and careers.