Level 1 Mechatronics
Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green
What Will I Learn and How will I Learn?
Imagine it, engineer it, and make it go. Create a micro-computer controlled Mars Autonomous Rover Vehicle (MARV) to pilot around an obstacle course. Robotics provides students with opportunities to question, think about, and create technological tools, rather than just becoming passive users of technology.
The course will take students through the basic concepts of electronics, DC electrical systems, control programming and interfacing. Students will learn to control simple motors and actuators, and to interface with simple sensors in the building of a robotic device. They will design and build using the 3D printer and the laser cutter to create the body of their MARV.
Note: The base total of available credits for this is 22. However, AS91047 is an optional standard, which takes the total available credits to 28.
Conditions of Assessment
All work must be submitted to the teacher by the due date. Any work not submitted for assessment by the deadline will receive a ‘Not Achieved’ grade. If students are sick on the day their work is due, they must get a doctor's certificate. Read over the student handbook for full assessment details.
Submitting Internal Assessment
Assessments are to be handed in at the end of the lesson on the due date.
Resubmissions and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in their work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available. Further assessment opportunities are not available in every standard.
Research and develop a concept and 3D model of our hoverbot; Produce orthographic and isometric exploded drawings of hoverbot design; Produce STL 3D Print files or Laser cut files for producing the prototype hoverbot.
Develop and demonstrate an understanding of intermediate control programming and interfacing; Produce a plan for the development program for the hoverbot; Produce a computer diagram of control circuit for the hoverbot.
Literatively build, programme, test and efine prototype of the project to determine its fitness for purpose against the brief.
Complete portfolio of work and documentation of project.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students should have the ability to work in a team. Each student will be provided with an individual computer and will share robotics equipment. Preference is given to students who achieved in Year 10 Mechatronics course, have ability in Mathematics or Science, and who have a good attendance record and work ethic.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
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