• Gateway 1

    Credit: 2 semesters = 0.5 elective high school credit


    Design and Modeling - 1st Semester

    Design and modeling (DM) introduces students to and requires them to use the design process to solve problems and understand the influence that creative and innovative design has on our lives. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to create virtual images of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their creative solutions.

    1.  Introduction to the Design Process 

    1.1  Foot Orthosis Instant Design Challenge

    1.2  Types of Sketches

    1.3  Dimensioning and Measuring for Sketch Design

    1.4  Mechanical Dissection

    2.  Modeling and Statistical Analysis

    2.1  Building Blocks Puzzle Design Challenge

    2.2  Solid Models

    2.3  Puzzle Cube Statistical Analysis

    3.  Design Challenge 

    3.1  Therapeutic Toy Design

    3.2  Design Brief, Design Process, Prototype


    Automation and Robotics - 2nd Semester

    In the automation and robotics (AR) module, they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems. Students use a robust robotics platform to design, build and program a solution to solve an existing problem.

    1.   What is Automation and Robotics?

    1.1  Sandwich Algorithm

    1.2  VEX Build Kits

    1.3  What do we use robots for?

    2.  Mechanical Systems

    2.1  Observing Mechanisms

    2.2  Mechanical Gears

    2.3  Windmill Construction

    2.4  Pull Toy Construction

    2.5  Survival Challenge

    3.  Automation Challenge 

    3.1  Understand Technological Resources

    3.2  Robot Behaviors and Writing Pseudo code

    3.3  Using RobotC to Code

    3.4  Automation through Coding/Programming 

    3.5  Simulated Factory Assembly Line