Introduction to Industrial Automation through Robotic Crane (F2018C3)


Learn about the degrees of freedom and use the concepts to design and build a robotic crane capable of automating manual operations through the use of motors and programmable logic.

Age: 9-11

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Dates: Saturdays – 09/22, 09/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 12/01, 12/08 (10 weeks)

Location: 1073 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129

  • Build a mini industrial robotic arm with 4 degrees of freedom.
  • Learn the physics & electronics behind actuators. Program them using an onboard Arduino processor.
  • Understand the differences between a DC motor, Servo motor and Stepper motor.
  • Learn Microcontroller programming using an easy to use block based computer language.
  • Gain critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Start building concepts in various engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering.
  • Students take the robotic arm home and continue the journey with endless amount of fun while programming and playing with it.


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