Electronics/Robotic 10

*** Under Construction for Semester 2 ***

Electronics/Robotics 10 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. They will also be introduced to microprocessors using ARDUINO, where they will learn how to program as well. Once a number of labs are completed the students will build a circuit board and use a 3d printer to make a project.  

Once an introduction to electronics is complete, students will design a build a simple tethered robot that will require them to use a 3D printer and laser engraver.   

Electronics/Robotics 9 Outline 2017

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.

Beginner Breadboarding

Breadboarding – Student Answer Booklet – You will be given this.
DON’T lose it as it is used for marking purposes.

How to setup a power supply (youtube)
How to Breadboard (youtube)
Resistor/LED explaination (youtube)
Basic component explaination (youtube)

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

Bonus Lab – 2 LED Decision Maker

Theory Component

Basic Electricity (voltage, resistance, current) – Powerpoint
Electronic Components – Powerpoint
Resistor Colour Code – Powerpoint
Resistor Colour Code – Assignment – See “Basic Electronics Tutorials” under the Electronics Resources Page for links to web resources on this theory for a more indepth understanding

Arduino Unit

Arduino Getting Started – An introduction
Arduino Lab #1 – Blink LED/RGB LED
Arduino Lab #2 – 5 LED Sequence/Call Function
Arduino Lab #3 – If statements and Variables
Arduino Lab #4 – Servo Motor

Arduino Bonus – LCD Screen

Useless Box Project

The Useless Box is a simple and fun little project that teaches students the various processes/stages of taking a project from conception to completion.  Students will breadboard the circuit, program an Arduino Nano to make the circuit work, create a printed circuit circuit board, design a case in Inventor, 3D print the case and finally assemble it all together to create a professional looking project.  See youtube video of it in action HERE.


The Sumobot project allows students to build a robot and a controller to make it move.  Students will use Inventor to design their robot and then print/cut it out on a a 3D printer or Laser cutter.