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Redhead Jokes
09-08-2003, 05:07 PM
El Camino College is offering a Robotics Academy for high school students (grades 9-12) on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., beginning on October 18, 2003, and concluding on December 13, 2003. There will be no class on Saturday, November 29th because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Students completing the Robotics Academy with a passing grade will receive one semester unit of college credit for Manufacturing Engineering 1.

The purpose of the Robotics Academy is to introduce high school students to electronics and manufacturing technology through the construction, testing, and operation of functional robots. It is hoped that participation in this academy will encourage students to investigate further the career opportunities available to them in hi-tech fields.

There will be no costs related to participation in the Robotics Academy. The entire cost of the Robotics Academy, including all course materials and lunches for Academy participants, will be covered by a grant provided to El Camino College by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. Students will be responsible for their own transportation.


Purpose: To introduce high school students (9th through 12th grades) to electronic and manufacturing technology through the construction, testing, and operation of functional robots. It is hoped that participating in the academy will encourage students to investigate careers in hi-tech fields.
Dates: October 18, 2003 through December 13, 2003 (No Class on November 29)
Days/Hours: Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (students provided lunches at no cost)
Location: Technical Arts Bldg, Room 104, El Camino College--Manhattan Beach Boulevard at Lamoli. (Students are expected to provide their own transportation.)
Application
Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2003
Fees: No fees for high school students; other students, $28.50 registration fee)
Materials: All course materials are provided by the Academy
Credit: One Semester Unit Credit for Manufacturing Technology 1
Attendance: Students are required to attend all eight Saturday class sessions
Instructors: Robert Diaz, Instructor, El Camino College
Dale Hall, Northrop-Grumman Corporation
Harold Hofmann, Instructor, El Camino College
Martin Mechsner, Schobers Machining and Engineering

COURSE OUTLINE

Week One: Saturday October 18, 2003
Introduction, Project Demos, Tour of Facilities, Distribution of Initial Supplies, Fill Out Tool Room Paperwork, Safety Issues, Electrical Component Identification, Soldering Demo and Practice Boards
Week Two: Saturday, October 25, 2003
Resistor Color Code, Use of DMM, Basic Circuit Theory, Information on Electrical Components, Soldering, Building the First Kit
Week Three: Saturday, November 1, 2003
Integrated Circuits, Microprocessors, Moore’s Law and the Future
Week Four: Saturday, November 8, 2003
Feedback, Software Concepts, Building the Low Cost Robot Kit
Week Five: Saturday, November 15, 2003
Intro to Manufacturing Technology, Building of Robot Kit, Computer Numerical Controlled Programming and Operation
Week Six: Saturday, November 22, 2003
Introduction to the Basic Stamp, Building Boe-Bot

Saturday, November 28—Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend —No Class

Week Seven: Saturday, December 6, 2003
Additional information on the Basic Stamp & the Boe-Bot, Building Boe-Bot Continued
Week Eight: Saturday, December 13, 2003
Wrap-up, Robot Competition and Graduation