12DTE

Level 2 Robotics, Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr H. Russ

This course offers students the opportunity to manage all aspects of the design and development of their own autonomous mobile robot. This includes concept development and trialling, circuitry design and construction, mechanical design and construction and testing and software development.
Students will learn how to use 3D printers and a CNC machine for manufacturing printed circuits. Perhaps most importantly they will learn how to manage their own time and resources to successfully complete a complex and substantial project.

You will learn to:
• solve technological problems relating to complex embedded computer systems
• use sophisticated software to design and manufacture printed circuit boards
• recognise and use electronic components and systems
• design and construct complex, autonomous electro-mechanical systems
• program embedded computer systems


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

“It is strongly recommended that students have a laptop computer capable of running Windows for this course, as the majority of the course work requires the use of the Arduino programming environment and Diptrace for designing printed circuits. Students need to be able to use this software at home as well as school, to get the most out of this course.”

$40 - This will cover the materials and component costs of most of the projects undertaken as a part of the course however, any extra materials needed for self directed and complex or large projects may require the purchase of extra or specialist components.

Recommended Prior Learning

Successfully completed the level 1 Robotics course with at least 13 credits or having completed an appropriate Technology or Science course. Note that this course does build on what is learned in level 1. If you have not done the level 1 course please consult with the Head of Faculty before putting your name down for it.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91376 v5
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 2.49 - Implement advanced techniques in constructing a specified advanced electronic and embedded system
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91375 v5
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 2.48 - Implement advanced interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91360 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of redundancy and reliability in technological systems
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91357 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91355 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 2.2 - Select and use planning tools to manage the development of an outcome
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0