Fundamentals of Programming with Robotics Training Board
Programming is one of the skills necessary in Robotics. The course will focus on learning programming syntax and formulate logic in relation with using a microcontroller and doing the necessary connections for sensors and actuators. The course makes use of hundreds of ready-made programs to get the learning started and "SEE" something work. From a ready-made program, the learner dissects it to its parts and manipulate the parts to observe how this affects the outcome. This method of experimenting with an example program gives the learners the liberty to discover and make variances to a working model. As the course progress, the learners rely less on the examples and build their skill in writing programs from scratch.
The course requires the use of a training board and ATX2 or POPX2. A training board contains the basic elements in robotics in terms of digital sensors, several types of analog sensors, actuators of LED, DC motors and servo motors. A breadboard is recommended for intermediate to advanced users who would like to build circuits once they have mastered programming. The course is an opportunity to develop workshop skills, wiring and correct methods of handling tools.
The course is intended for beginners who would like to master the details of robotics. This is the best course to start your journey of mastering robotics. Schools with a 4-year program of robotics for K7 to K10 can use this course in level K7 and K8. [Image is the training board].
Integrating Scientific Research with Emerging Technologies and Robotics
Each year, local and international contests search for projects and innovations in the field of technology and robotics. Many of these contests set their sight on solutions to a current problem or theme. Our system of training DSTC Partner schools has set them apart from the rest by consistently winning medals for the Philippines. This success is brought about by a good training program for the teachers, coaches, students and lots of time to explore and practice.
This course outlines the system and methods of preparing teams for the creative contest. Keep in mind that following the program requires a lot of time. We strongly recommend to accompany students to a good research process. Since Research and Robotics incorporate many disciplines, getting the help of other teachers might be in order. Anticipate that a good project may take two years for it to mature. We always explain that it is the process of doing the project that yields valuable results. The medals and awards are a mere bonus.
Master’s Teacher course in Robotics
The course is designed for intermediate to advanced teachers or users of robotics. The course does NOT ACCEPT beginners. The coursework and projects will take 48 to 60 hours at least. Participants are expected to have well established workshop skills, design skills with the use of Google Sketchup, fundamental programming in C, can read and understand electronic or electrical schematic diagrams.
The course covers styles of modular programming, building techniques and sourcing parts from small to large scale robots, making your own sensors and circuit boards, design and build your own robots for specific real-life problems. The course requires the use of workshop tools and substances that must be handled with extreme care. Model robots under study will include probes, robot arm, mobile systems, and when time permits underwater robots.