MEC 114 - Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Robotics Training, Experimental
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
(Formerly RBT-102) This course will prepare students with the skills necessary to become a robotics technician. Hands on and theoretical components of robot systems will be explored through five tracks: mechanical foundations, electrical foundations, fabrication foundations, software foundations and robotics integration. Students will also gain an understanding of workplace skills needed for success in a robotics company.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
- Construct simple circuits.
- Troubleshoot and test wires.
- Control the flow of electricity in circuits.
- Construct wiring panels using terminal blocks.
- Plan and construct the layout of an electronics board.
- Accurately measure component dimensions.
- Assemble a structure using techncial schematics.
- Understand and apply bracing to address stability issues.
- Incorporate chains, sprockets and gears into an assembly.
- Understand different drivetrains and their foundations.
- Select appropriate materials for robot chasses.
- Print high-quality 3D models.
- Understand and write programs to implement simple control logic.
- Understand what I/O devices robot programs use to interface.
- Understand and articulate how robotics automation may be applied across broad contexts.
- Structural design
- Weight distribution
- Hand tools
- Additive manufacturing
- Decision loops
- Systems integration
Instructor-approved textbook, reference materials and online resources.
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