Resolute Robotics – Advanced – Grade 8 – 10 – Impaq Education
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Advanced course

Grades: 10 – 12

  • Piece count: 33

  • Ages 14 – 16

Pricing

Resolute Robotics requires a once-off purchase, and more than one child can use the materials included in the kit. In the premium version, students are grouped and are assigned a facilitator for the entirety of the course. The premium course also includes weekly webinars throughout the year as well as the opportunity to enter competitions (please see the table below for the differences between the two offerings).

Standard: R3300

  • Advanced kit
  • Online learning platform: video-based learning
  • Support

Premium: R5 000

  • Advanced kit
  • Online learning platform: video-based learning
  • Weekly online classes
  • Certificate of completion
  • Live chat functionality with a facilitator (instant support)
  • Enter competitions!

Please note: *fees for both versions are payable in full with a non-refundable deposit. Estimated delivery time for the course materials is 4 – 6 weeks.

What’s covered?

  • Fundamentals of electrical circuits and programming

  • Autonomous line following car and access control using RFID tags

  • Python game development and data sciences

Overview

Learners will focus on creating and building real-world projects such as an autonomous line following cars and access control using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. The advanced course for Grades 8 – 10 starts off by re-visiting and brushing up on Arduino-based programming and the fundamentals of electrical circuits. These skills will be transferred and tested by building advanced engineering and computer science-based projects such as:

  • An autonomous line following car – learners will build an autonomous robot that follows either a black line in a white area or a white line in a black area. The robot must be able to detect the line and keep following it.
  • Access control using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags – learners will build a system wherein the user scans an RFID tag/card and the Arduino is programmed to compare the card’s data with the registered users’ data. If the data matches (showing an authorised user), the microcontroller (Arduino) turns ON a servo motor to open the door to the booth. Messages such as “AUTHORISED” or “UNAUTHORISED” will be displayed in the terminal (using a laptop or PC) to show the user if their RFID tag/card is authorised or not.
  • Python game development and data sciences – learners will learn essential game development concepts such as controlling player and non-player sprites, implementing in-game physics and collision, object-oriented game design, randomisation, and artificial intelligence.

What’s included in the kit?

  • Advanced kit

  • Video-based learning for each project, task, and concept taught in the course.

Kit Components:

  •  Arduino Uno
  • Digital multimeter (9V battery banana to crocodile cable included)
  • Mini screwdriver set
  • Smart robot car chassis kit
  • RFID tag reader (MFRC-522 RC522)
  • 2000mAh power bank
  • Breadboard x 2
  • 20cm male-to-female jumper cable x 2
  • 65pcs male-to-male jumper wires x 2
  • MG90S metal gear micro servo x 3
  • Relay (5V 1 channel module) x 3
  • 9V battery button power cable
  • USB extension cable
  • Active buzzer
  • Infrared sensor x 5
  • Push-button pack
  • Resistor pack
  • Variable resistor pack
  • LED pack
  • RGB LED
  • Phototransistor
  • Extra wires (8 core solid wire) for breadboard use

How does it work?

  1. Select your Robotics stream (Advanced).
  2. Purchase the kit online.
  3. Access the Resolute Robotics online platform to watch instructional videos (the platform also includes a Q&A portal, should you get stuck).
  4. Complete the programme and receive a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation.

Learning outcomes

In this course, students will learn the following:

  • Arduino microcontroller theory
  • Digital and analogue input and outputs
  • Automation and system integration
  • Fundamentals of circuit theory, processing data, and automation
  • Programming logic: function and code management
  • Electronic theory: infrared sensor, RFID sensor, servo, and DC motors
  • Practical implementation of an infrared sensor, RFID sensor, servo and DC motors
  • Python fundamentals, object-oriented programming, and artificial intelligence