Educational robot design

Bishop, Matthew Darrell (2007) Educational robot design. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

By introducing children, in the final years of primary school, to simple Engineering principles, children may consider Engineering, when they make the choice of career, in the early years of high school. Using a Robot, as this vehicle, ties the already existing fascination children have with science fiction to a practical classroom interaction. This interaction should effectively draw attention to Engineering and create interest in the disciplines it encompasses. The exposure of children to Engineering, in this intimate format, should help career choice and the growth of engineering in the future.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: robot; education; children; motor; dinsmore; h-bridge; light dependant resistors (LDR)
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2308

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