This is an introductory (Level 1) course on Robot platforms, hardware & firmware. Students write, compile and run programs on a robot using some of the latest robots in the industry and is being used and also some time tested robots like LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 platform. The course offers a structured sequence of programming activities in real-world project-based contexts. This curriculum includes videos, animations, virtual robots, and ample real-world robot time for students and step-by-step lessons designed to help beginners learn behavior-based programming using the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 hardware.
Towards the second half of the course incorporate scratch and python programming in EV3 for more complex robot projects mimicking real world challenges taken from various industries. We use BC’s ADST (Applied Design, Skill & Technologies) methodology for projects in later half.
This course will have optional home works for students to learn and experiment with both virtual robots (Which can be accessed from home in students’ computers.)
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 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
*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. We are not a certified alternative education agency for BC curriculum.
*A windows laptop is mandatory for this course. Mac, IPADs etc. would not be sufficient as the virtual robots are not available for those devices.