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Bridges to Programming/Robotics and Communication Skills

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During the workshop students will engage in a flexible lecture-lab sequence designed to guide the students through the process of learning to program in a popular language (C++, Java, Python, etc.) and understanding the connection between programming and robotics.  Students will have an opportunity to utilize and experiment with robotic systems that IVC Engineering/CTE program (e.g. Baxter, C-STEM, VEX, etc.) have available and other widely available tools such as Scratch.  These activities will introduce students to programming and robotic/engineering.  Student learning will be focused on 4 main components (the emphasis on Programming or Robotics will be determined by the faculty in charge):
·         Introduction to basic concepts of programming and how programming/robotics/math/digital media/engineering(STEM + Arts) interconnect
·         Robotic design and structure, mechanics, basic operation force and inertia, center of gravity and lifting force
·         Remote control sensors, robot motion and stabilization, gears, axles, wheels, and movement mechanics
·         Control board switching and limited programming
Students will learn how to explain and assess what they learn through public speaking principles and critical thinking as a system.

Class Details

10 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri


To-be Determined 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/23/2018 - 8/3/2018 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tustin, IDEA at ATEP  Map, Room: 114 To-be Determined