Level 3 Robotics, Digital Technologies
Teacher in Charge: Mr H. Russ
This course offers students the opportunity to undertake a substantial engineering project of their own choosing in the field of mechatronics. Students are required to take control of all aspects of the project from initial concepts and ideas right through to completion of a functional prototype. The scope of the project includes 3D modelling using industrial design software, printed circuit design and manufacture using CNC equipment, 3D printing, mechanical and electronic construction, software development and production of a working prototype.
You will learn to:
• solve complex electrical, mechanical and computing problems
• use advanced electrical theory
• recognise and use electronic components and systems
• design and construct advanced electronic circuits using sophisticated design and manufacturing software
• use 3-D modelling software to design and construct advanced electro-mechanical systems
• write advanced programming for embedded electronic 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 2 Robotics course with at least 13 credits or having completed an appropriate Technology or Science course. This course assumes you have significant prior experience with the design and programming software that is used, and that you have previous experience in designing and building embedded computer systems. If you have not completed the level 2 course successfully, please do not enrol in this course without consulting the Head of Faculty.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.