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Robotics Elective

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: As students continue to expand their knowledge of electronic circuits and devices, they will learn about Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi mini computers, and how these devices are used in robots, smart devices, and other applications. Students will gain experience with different software, and they will study the Internet of Things. (Prerequisite: Robotics and Mechatronics 1)

Robotics and Mechatronics 3: Students will explore ways to use Arduino microcontrollers and Raspberry Pi mini computers in increasingly complex projects, and they will be introduced to biomedical engineering and drone technology. (Prerequisite: Robotics and Mechatronics 2)

Bits & Bytes: Through participation in hands-on activities and investigations, students will learn the foundations of computer science and computational thinking, including binary numbers, non-linear problem solving, algorithms, artificial intelligence, image types, and how humans interface with computers.

Emerging Technologies: In today’s world, new technologies are constantly being created. This course defines and explores emergent technology, and it teaches skills to help students keep pace with a rapidly changing technological society. Topics include networking, app development, smart cities, sustainable tech, and an investigation of tech-related social issues.