Hands-on Electrical Engineering (Embedded Systems Design) - I
robots summer camp;robotics projects

Duration:

This the Stage (Week) One of our Introduction to Embedded Systems Design.
Level I will be followed by II. They are offered in two consecutive weeks. You may take Stage One only. However, in order to take Stage Two, you must have taken Stage One or equivalent.

Track:

Physics and Electronic with Robotics — Grade 8-12

Description

There is a plethora number of online instructions to show kids how to mobilize something with the most commonly used (from college to commercial world) microcontroller Arduino, such as a car, or robot. Many can simply follow basic Arduino tutorials to construct fun projects.

However, where is the equivalent enthusiast class for young makers who want:
  • to get under the hood and have a deeper understanding?
  • to do some tuning?
  • to increase robustness of their work?
  • to equip themselves sound fundamental to expand their project?

If you are one of these young makers, this will be a great learning opportunity for you.
We’ll take a look under their hood and attempt to design something faster, better, and stronger than what you can get just by stacking on shields by utilizing the principles of electrical engineering.

They aim to give you a sound exposure to Electrical Engineering through Embedded Systems Design (E3SD). Embedded system is a special-purpose system in which the computer is completely encapsulated within the device itself. An embedded system is tasked to be optimized for performing a set of pre-defined tasks.

The objective of this course is to give the hardware/engineering skills necessary to create your own control board.

Anticipated Engineering Learning Outcomes:

Students learn through hands-on projects with engineering disciplines to cover the following:
  • Be able to read & design schematics to create practical circuits.
  • Understand the basics of electrical circuits and apply high school physics concepts (ohm’s law, power, circuit analysis) to create more robust circuits.
  • Learn the operation of passive electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, and voltage regulators.
  • Get in depth understanding of digital circuits and common integrated circuits by interpreting datasheets
  • Build confidence in the engineering process, students by gaining experience in studying outcomes, troubleshooting, and drawing conclusions.
  • Teamwork and working in groups.

Prerequisites:

  • Will require 2 letters of recommendation before approval into the program.
  • High Proficiency in Algebra I and Grade 8+ Reading and Writing Skills.
  • Must love mathematics and solving complex problems.
  • Must love analytical and creative thinking.
  • Must be willing to work with at least one partner.

Learning Tools:

  • Software - Arduino C.
  • Hardware - Atmel Microchips. (more will be updated by mid of February.


Prize

In September, 3 students with the BEST Online Portfolios will be announced and receive a prize. Please contact us for more details.