Level 2 Robotics, Digital Technologies
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
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 LearningSuccessfully 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.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.