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Attention High School Students;
Below is a special consideration to help you decide on your career chooses.
Introduction to STEM careers
Single Board controllers consist of Arduino and Raspberry Pi courses that examine the range of controls and coding that they can achieve. Students experience the use of these controls with hands on education using tools to read diagram, learn about electronic components, wiring, and the fundamental of coding.
This will start students on the path For FIRST robotics
The Lego EV3 Brainstorm is an excellent introduction to robotics, dealing with sensors of physical phenomena, and how programming handles the control of the robots with detailed instructions.
Grades 4th through 8th
The PLC is the back bone of industrial controls. Those indivdual interested in learning how these controllers work and where they are used in industry this program is for you.
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are used throughout industry both in the US and abroad. It is a $16 Billion industry and growing at about 9% per year. The lessons are great for a high school student looking to either entering industry or in attending college
Grades 11 & 12 & Adults
For a student interesting in learning the basics of CNC operation or the craftsman wanting to expand his or her capabilities the CNC Router class will provide a great experience.
Computer Numeric Control (CNC) is a very common technique today to automate operations in industry. This course is directed toward teaching the fundamentals from design to a finish part using a CNC router.
Grades 11 & 12 and adults
For the scientist, engineer, or craftspeople this course will provide you with the fundlemental of LabVIEW. LabVIEW controlled the Mars rover.
The applications of single board computers is extraordinary from simple to very complex robotic applications. Using graphic programming called LabView, you will experience a much more intuitive way of programming than standard text programming. The programs have a program control screen depicting the various module and how they are connected via "wires". There is a front panel available for operator inputs or the reading of data.
Grades 11 & 12 and Adults