Workshop overview

Year level 9-10
Prior KnowledgeNo prior knowledge or coding experience required.

Recommended for students who have not done Mechatronics: Bionic Arms or Autonomous Robot Rescue.

Capacity 16-32 students. If you want to bring more students, email accelerators@qut.edu.au
When School days: Monday-Friday
Duration Full day
Where QUT Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre
Cost

Free (Late cancellation fees apply. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.)

Workshop details

This new full-day workshop unites the build aspect of our popular Bionic Arms workshop, with the exciting Python coding from Autonomous Robot Rescue.

Students will learn about the engineering design cycle and the need for rescue robots. Specific analysis of robotic arms is conducted, before students design and construct their own robotic arm from a range of components and motors. The morning session concludes with students manipulating objects using Maestro Control Centre for basic manual tasks.

In the afternoon, students learn the basics of Python programming and syntax, variables, functions and for loops and how to design good code using top down design, to complete the partially-written code and carry out their rescue mission.

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • robotics
  • coding
  • engineering design
  • mathematics

Book this workshop

You can request a booking for one of these options:

  • 1 full-day workshop

You can also add a 30-minute interactive experience at The Cube to your visit.

All bookings are subject to availability of university spaces and presenters

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Curriculum links

Year 9

Science

  • Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE158)
  • Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record data systematically and accurately (ACSIS166)

Design and Technologies

  • Investigate and make judgments on how the characteristics and properties of materials are combined with force, motion and energy to create engineered solutions (ACTDEK0430)
  • Investigate and make judgments on how the characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment can be combined to create designed solutions (ACTDEK0460)
  • Investigate and make judgments, within a range of technologies specialisations, on how technologies can be combined to create designed solutions (ACTDEK047)

Year 10

Science

The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSSU229)

Design and Technologies

  • Investigate and make judgments on how the characteristics and properties of materials are combined with force, motion and energy to create engineered solutions (ACTDEK0430)
  • Investigate and make judgments on how the characteristics and properties of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment can be combined to create designed solutions (ACTDEK046)
  • Investigate and make judgments, within a range of technologies specialisations, on how technologies can be combined to create designed solutions (ACTDEK047)

General Mathematics

  • Substitute numerical values into linear algebraic and simple non-linear algebraic expressions, and evaluate (ACMGM010)
  • Find the value of the subject of the formula, given the values of the other pronumerals in the formula (ACMGM011)