The objective of this course is to provide an introductory experience to the field of robotics. Included in this experience will be the engineering design process, a university-level programming language, and open-ended problem solving strategies. Students, working in small hands-on teams, will be presented with several authentic design challenges. To meet these challenges, students will design, build, and program an appropriate LEGO® EV3 robot, with National Instruments LabVIEW software. Teams will document and present their design solutions. Additional topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, and timing sequences. The program also lets students experience what it’s like to study and play on Illinois Tech Mies (Main) Campus.
Completion of one year of high school
July 5-August 12, 2017, on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon
Illinois Tech Mies (Main) Campus
$1,000, with a limited number of need-based scholarships available
- Design, construct, and program robots for specific activities and scenarios
- Acquire basic knowledge of the field of robotics
- Receive two hours of transfer credit for the course
- Apply course credit as a technical or general elective to IIT’s engineering curriculum
Course completion does not guarantee admission to Illinois Tech. Credits may not transfer to other colleges and universities.
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