More and more in the world today we rely on autonomous machines and processes. Linked with the post-secondary BCIT Robotic program, students learn to build and program robots capable of sensing their environment and performing a variety of complicated tasks.
Introduction to Robotics
Introductory courses teach
- the basics of electronics
- soldering electrical components
- circuit board construction
- building and programming of Lego Mindstorm Robots
- developing programs to control precision motors and sample sensory input such as light, touch and sound
- building ‘BOTS’
Students develop skills that engineers use daily to
- program Mindstorm ‘BRICKS’ using the high level programming language RobotC
- create and code their very own autonomous robots
- design, build, code, and document their progress
- integrate motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, decision-making, and more
Senior students complete high level projects that involve Microprocessor based Projects, Computer Interfacing, Robotics, and Computer Aided Machining (CNC). Students must be self-motivated and able to continue on a major project for the duration of the course.