Introduction to
engineering& robotics


This introductory class covers concepts in the Engineering Design Process, how to build robots of all kinds, and use technolgoy to solve real-world problems!

1st Quarter

Unit 1: Block Person

Due: September 2, 2022

Using Autodesk to create a 3D model, learning different types of engineering sketches and building in our Makerspace.

Unit 2: Engineering Design Process

Due: September 23, 2022

An introduction to the Engineering Design Process as we develop a solution concept for a real-world acrtic problem.

Unit 3: LEGO Robots

Due: October 14, 2022

Basic programming skills in Java and C as well as designing, building, and troubleshooting with LEGO Robots.

2nd Quarter

Unit 4: FTC Robotics

Due: November 4, 2022

Building large robots to compete in the year’s FTC Robotics challenge, and an invitation to the Fairbanks Robotics League

Unit 5: Machines

Due: November 23, 2022

A chance to learn about machines in our Makerspace as you choose from the Laser, Vinyl Cutter, CNC Router, and Soldering.

Unit 6: Individual Projects

Due: December 16, 2022

Here’s your chance to make something awesome and develop your own short-term engineering & design project.

3rd Quarter

Unit 7: FTC Robotics 2

Due: January 20, 2023

Continue with your team to redesign and rebuild your FTC Robot so that it can score points under driver control.

Unit 8: Simple Machines

Due: February 17, 2023

Learn about the 6 simple machines, and then apply them in the design and construction of your own Rube Goldberg Machine.

Unit 9: FTC Competition

Due: March 10, 2023

One last round of FTC Robot Building to get your design finalized and working in time for our class FTC Robo-Showdown!

4th Quarter

Unit 10: Arduino

Due: April 7, 2023

Learn your fourth programming language of the year: Arduino. Build your electronics skills by learning Arduino prototyping

Unit 10: BugBots

Due: April 28, 2023

Design and build your very own Bug Bot!  These robots are hard-wired (no programming) to drive and turn themselves.

Unit 12: Individual Projects

Due: May 12, 2023

Here you get the chance to apply everything you’ve learned about engineeringto plan, design, and build your own project!