Robotics 10 requires permission from the instructor.
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Robotics 10 provides an introduction to the linked fields of Robotics, Mechatronics, Programming and Engineering by challenging students to use the design process to build and program a series of robots using LEGO Mindstorm kits. Students will be engaged in project-based learning where they are challenged to use problem-solving strategies, creativity, and critical thinking to build an increasingly complex robots that have real-life purposes.
Topic 1 (2 credits)
- Develop an awareness of the history of robotics and related fields (mechatronics, electronics, programming, and engineering).
- Build at least five different robots – starting with two simple robots.
- Program robots as they are built.
- Undertake a class challenge, using the design process, to build and program a robot to complete that challenge (45 degree hill climb).
- Create a short-term career plan based on a possible future in robotics (and/or the associated fields) and identify courses and work experience opportunities in grades 11 and 12 that will help students take steps towards entry in post-secondary programs.
Topic 2 (2 credits)
- Develop an awareness of current trends in robotics (and associated fields) and project possible trends in the next decade or so.
- Build at least five robots with real-life industrial and societal needs in mind.
- Program the above robots as they are built.
- Undertake a class challenge, using the design process, to build and program a robot to complete that challenge (complete a designated course).
- Create a longer-term career plan based on a future in robotics (and/or associated fields). This plan must include information on applications for admission into post-secondary institutions and applications for scholarship/bursary/student loan funds related to these applications.
Background knowledge: 10%
- Demonstrate an awareness of the history of robotics.
- Demonstrate an awareness of current trends in the multiple fields associated with robotics, mechatronics, and programming.
- Students will be asked, based on their background knowledge to project possible trends and outcomes in the fields of robotics, mechatronics, programming and associated engineering fields.
Construction Skills: 35%
- Students will be required to demonstrate the skills required build basic robots suggested from materials found in Mindstorm kits
- Students will be required to demonstrate the skills required to complete a variety of other builds based on choices linked to real-life industrial and societal needs (possible examples include building a forklift and door alarm system).
- Demonstrate an ability, using the principles and practices contained in the design process, to design and build a robot to undertake several class-wide challenges (build a robot that can climb a 45% slope and build a robot that can complete, using several sensors, a complex physical challenge following a designated course/path).
Programming Skills: 40%
- Demonstrate an ability to follow instructions to program a robot to complete basic movement challenges.
- Demonstrate an ability to program a robot to respond to different sensors (including sound, light, touch, and distance).
- Demonstrate an ability to use the design process to program a robot fulfill the expectations linked to the industrial or societal needs identified in the section above (a forklift robot can move, pick up a load, move deposit a load and a door alarm system can respond as appropriate to an identified task) .
- Demonstrate basic safety awareness associated with this class
- Demonstrate active safety practices on a continuous basis
Career Exploration: 10%
- Demonstrate an awareness of career opportunities in the related fields of robotics, mechatronics, electronics, programming, and engineering
- Create a short-term plan for grade 11 and 12 that identifies opportunities for enrollment within future classes related to the associated fields above
- Create a long-term plan for post graduation careers in the related fields identified above
Require Resources: Computer and internet access. LEGO Mindstorm NXT 1 and/or NXT 2 kits (deposit may be required).
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