This is an introductory (Level 1) course to understand electronic components and programming which form the building blocks of Robots. This course is geared towards the future “builders” of robots. i.e. It focuses on the internal electronic components used in robots and programming to integrate those. Kids build robots from scratch in most projects!
Hardware used is stempedia evive, Arduino and MINDSTORMS EV3 platform. This curriculum includes videos, animations and ample real-world hardware (Arduino, evive and LEGO Mindstorms EV3) time for students and step-by-step lessons designed to help beginners learn basics concept of electronics and its components and apply that knowledge in building robots.
This course covers all three aspects of electronics and robotics and have optional home works for students to work on programming skills using scratch to program robots.
• Electronics: This portion introduces children to basic electronic components such as motors, sensors, LEDs, etc. which are the hardware building blocks of robots.
• Programming: This portion introduces students to the basics of Scratch blocks-based programming with real-world applications. They learn to program hardware and build a foundation for programming robots in the next part.
• Robotics: This portion introduces students to Mindstorms EV3 platform. They use Ultrasonic, Gyro and Color Sensors. The user will learn how to use the Move Steering, Wait, Sound, and other blocks
After completing this program (RCF), students will have a basic understanding of electronics, programming, and robotics and would be able to continue their learning using free online resources if they choose. If so, the kit would cost around ~$350 CAD (We do not sell these kits and students to buy it directly from suppliers). Students can also continue with our Level 2 programs in 2021. All hardware and software used are based on global industry-standard Arduino chipset and therefore not a vendor lock-in technology (A huge advantage compared to other electronics/coding programs offered by other firms).
1) Audience: Our programs are geared towards kids genuinely interested in making things & technology in general, ie; computers, robotics, programming etc. The Level 1 program is intended for anyone in the age group of 9 to 14 (10 to 14 for online) years who are new to electronics, programming, and robotics. Please see our FAQ page also for some details. https://cloverdalerobotics.ca/frequently-asked-questions/
2) Alignment to BC Provincial curriculum for class 6,7 &8.
*All efforts have been done to cover as much portions in BC provincial governments curriculum. But be aware that due to the total time available for the course, we may not be able complete all the portions and assessments by School board. Neither we are not certified as alternative education agency for BC curriculum.