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Engineering and Robotics

Wize Academy
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LEGO WeDo 2.0 & Mindstorms EV3

We prepare our students to participate in First LEGO League.

Our students participate in various robotics and coding competitions.

Concepts covered:

  • Introduction to building & programming
  • Motors and Gears
  • Gearing Up & Down
  • Pulleys
  • Sensors – Motion, Tilt, Color & Infrared
  • Gears – Crown, Worm
  • Projects with focus on:
    • Engineering
    • Physical Science
    • Technology
    • Mathematics
    • Language

WeDo 2.0 Projects

  • Speed Control – This project is about designing programs that will help a race car driver to determine and control the speed of a race car.
  • Fearless Frog – This project is about modelling a frog that can recognise, and escape from, dangerous predators.
  • Dancing Bees – This project is about modelling the dance of a bee that communicates the distance and location of pollen-bearing flowers, and how to return to the hive after foraging.
  • Debug the Floodgate – This project is about designing programs to correct errors in the way a floodgate is working.
  • Rescue Count – This project is about designing programs that can help with counting the number of rescued animals.
  • Reverse and Recycle – This project is about designing programs to make a recycling truck safer for the driver and pedestrians.
  • Smart Lift – This project is about designing programs that will help with the atomisation of a factory warehouse.
  • Working Rover – This project is about collaborating with other groups to design and develop a multifunctional space rover for collecting soil samples.

 

Mindstroms EV3 Projects

  • Color sorter – Uses array functions to store and playback data. By storing the color and place of each tile, the robot can sort the objects mechanically using this data.
  • Robot arm – Uses a series of button presses to control the robot. The mechanical limits based on sensors helps move the sections of the robot so it knows its absolute position.
  • Elephant – Allows control of robots thru EV3 buttons. Robot walks when up or down buttons are pressed, and picks up an object or lifts the trunk with left or right mouse buttons.
  • Gyro Boy – Gyro boy runs two parallel program strings. The first string handles data collection and balancing equations. The second handles the behavior of the robot. It allows basic control and sensor feedback.
  • EV3 Puppy – Build a puppy and make it interactive using sensors and code.
  • Santa’s Sleigh – Santa Claus’s sleigh, consisting of a functional sleigh, Santa himself and two of his favorite reindeers.

 

Hummingbird & Micro:bit

Hummingbird Kit is comprised of lights, sensors and motors which allows students to build a robot out of any material.

The BBC micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.

Students use Hummingbird and Micro:bit to unleash their creativity to craft robots and animate them using both block- and text-based coding languages.

VEX Robotics

We follow VEX Robotics’ curriculum for grades K-8:

  • Unit A: It’s Your Future – Learn about STEM, engineering, and robotics
  • Unit B: Let’s Get Started – Learn about VEX IQ, the Controller, and the Robot Brain
  • Unit C: Your First Robot – Build and test Clawbot IQ
  • Unit D: Simple Machines & Motion – Explore Levers, Pulleys, Pendulums, & more
  • Unit E: Chain Reaction Challenge – Design fun devices using Simple Machines
  • Unit F: Key Concepts – Explore and apply science and math that engineers use
  • Unit G: Mechanisms – Motors, Gear Ratio, Drivetrains, Object Manipulation & more
  • Unit H: Highrise Challenge – Build a challenge-ready teleoperated robot
  • Unit I: Smart Machines – Learn how sensors work and the basics of programming
  • Unit J: Chain Reaction Programming Challenge – Apply sensor and programming knowledge to automate fun devices
  • Unit K: Smarter Machines – Expand your knowledge of sensors and programming
  • Unit L: Highrise Programming Challenge – Build a challenge-ready autonomous robot

 

Great classes for engineers of tomorrow!

Course Features

  • Duration
  • Activities Courses
  • Class Sizes
  • Years Old 4-16
  • Available Seats 10