This course exposes students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, engineering and manufacturing standards, and technical documentation. Basic engineering and STEM principles are taught through the building of a battle robot. The class will design, prototype and build from scratch a complex fighting robot while being paired with a manufacturing industry advisor for support and guidance. While building their robot, students will explore concepts of power systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems, manufacturing systems, structural systems, and control systems. Students will compete in SWPA Bots IQ and National Robotics League competitions against other schools in the area.
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