Electronics/Robotics 9 is a course designed to introduce students to the world of electronics & robotics. The course is 1 term in length (approx 50hrs). The students will begin by breadboarding simple circuits and in doing so, learn what some of the more common components do. Once a number of labs are completed the students will design and build a printed circuit board and use a 3d printer to make a project.
The second part of the course will see students use VexIQ robotics. Students will design,build and program the robot to do various tasks using a variety of different sensors.
Below you will find a number of resources and materials that will be used for the course. Also, look under Resources on the Electronics Drop Down Menu for additional information on electronics.
Breadboarding – Student Answer Booklet – You will be given this.
DON’T lose it as it is used for marking purposes.
Lab #1 – How resistors works (more info..)
Lab #2 – Potentiometers (more info..)
Lab #3 – Photocells (more info..)
Lab #4 – Diodes (more info..)
Lab #5 – Capacitors (more info..)
Lab #6 – Transitors (more info..)
Lab #7 – Automatic Night Light
Lab #8 – Flashing Lights
Lab #9 – 555 Integrated Circuit
Bonus Lab – 2 LED Decision Maker
Making the Circuit Board – DipTrace
Using DipTrace – Library Setup
Making the Schematic for the Useless Box
Making a PCB layout – setting up the program for use
Making the PCB for the Useless box
Inventor – Making the base for the Useless Box
Part 1 – Intro to Inventor
Part 2 – Making screw holes
Part 3 – Making the servo Bracket
Part 4 – Making the hole for the Servo
Part 5 – Making the hole for the switch
Inventor – Making the Top for the Useless Box
Part 1 – Outside shell and screw holes
Part 2 – Adding a hole for the lid
Part 3 – Adding the screw hole for the lid
Part 4 – Making a hole for the switch
Part 5 – Hook for the Lid
Part 6 – Making the lid
Part 7 – Finishing the lid
VEX IQ Autonomous Challenge
Control System User Guide (As reference)
Armbot IQ Build Instructions(as reference)
Pairing the Controller/Brain
Downloading the Firmware (Robotc)
Opening a sample program (Robotc)
Downloading your first Program (Robotc)