Electronics and Robotics I & II Condensed

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Course Description

Electronics Technology and Robotics I provides students with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and technical skill to:
  • Describe the structure of matter related to electronics.
  • Construct, conduct, and analyze experiments with basic dc and ac circuits and with circuits using magnetism.
  • Identify, measure, and describe the function of transformers and inductors in electronic circuits.
  • Use Ohm’s law and Watt’s law to analyze and experiment with resistive circuits.
  • Construct, analyze, and experiment with capacitive circuits.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of electronic equipment.
  • Demonstrate proper electronic assembly methods, including soldering and printed circuit boards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic electrical and electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use and maintain basic electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of tools, machinery, and materials in electronics technology.
  • Fabricate a line following robot using a comparator, printed circuit board, and gear-head motors.

    Electronics Technology and Robotics II provides students with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and technical skill to:
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of tools, machinery, and materials in electronics technology.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of a drill press, metal lathe, band saw, milling machine, and an assortment of shop hand tools.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of electronic equipment, including a soldering iron, oscilloscope, function generator, and analog/digital trainer.
  • Use Ohm’s law and Watt’s law to analyze and experiment with resistive circuits.
  • Construct, analyze, and experiment with electronic circuits incorporating the following components: operational amplifiers, 555 timers, logic gates, PIC 16F88 microcontroller, H-bridges, and sensors including switch, resistive, IR, and ultrasonic.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical schematics and electronic circuits.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use and maintain basic electronic circuits.
  • Fabricate a robotic car platform utilizing a breadboard, sensors, and gear-head motors. The robot that the students build will be theirs at the end of the course.
  • Program a PIC microcontroller in PicBasic Pro to autonomously interact with its environment. The 16F88 microcontroller is programmed in PicBasic Pro using a complier by microEngineering Labs, Inc.
  • Learning Outcomes

    This curriculum combines the lessons from Year 1 and Year 2 into one year. The students build the same robotic sonar car that the Year 2 curriculum presents.

    Year 1 – The course assumes the students know nothing about electronics or robotics so we start from scratch. The textbooks for the course are Electricity and Electronics by Gerrish, Dugger, Roberts and Robot Building for Beginners by David Cook since they cover the fundamentals of electronics and robotics and provide a hands-on robot project called Sandwich. The material on electronics is supplemented with additional information from numerous sources.

    Year 2 – The course focuses on integrated circuits, including op amps, 555 timers, logic gates, PIC16F88 microcontroller, H-bridges, and sensors. The students design and build an autonomous robotic car and use a microcontroller for control of their robotic car. Different sensors are mounted to the robotic car as they are introduced.

    Basic Skill Requirements

    N/A

    Cornerstone Robotics
    Instructor
    This course curriculum was developed by Cornerstone Robotics.

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