Digital Sciences Electives at Reedy Creek
Robotics and Mechatronics 1:
In this course, students will learn and practice the fundamentals of robot operation and programming, including the study of basic electrical concepts and components, sensors that provide data to robots, and programming techniques to control robot behavior.
Robotics and Mechatronics 2:
Students will continue to expand their knowledge of electronic circuits and devices. They will use MicroPython to program devices such as the micro:bit to control robots, smart devices, and other applications. Students will gain experience with various software, hardware, and the Internet of Things. (Prerequisite: Robotics and Mechatronics 1)
Robotics and Mechatronics 3:
Applying and expanding upon their knowledge of Python programming, students will use microcontrollers in increasingly complex projects. They will also study biomedical engineering and drone technology and learn about careers in these fields. (Prerequisite: Robotics and Mechatronics 2)
Bits & Bytes:
If you’ve ever wondered how a computer “thinks” then Bits & Bytes is the course for you. Through hands-on, on-your-feet kinesthetic activities and investigations, students will learn the foundations of computer engineering and computational thinking, including non-linear problem solving, algorithms, digital media types, and how humans interface with computers. This course will incorporate cooperative group work, project-based learning, and guest speakers to enhance the learning experience.
We live in an age of rapid technological change, but what does that mean for us? This course will immerse students in a study of how new technologies affect our lives. Using a systems thinking approach, students will analyze technologies of their choice and explore the role of ethics in implementing new technologies. Students will also design solutions that combine new technologies to solve real world problems and imagine a future where today’s emerging technologies are commonplace.