Last week, on the first day of Winter the Yr 10 Digital Technology students took an excursion to Queensland University of Technologies Cube to undertake a day’s immersion in a STEM activity of Mechatronics.
The students eagerly engaged with the challenges set, during the workshop. Our students used engineering principles to construct a robot arm from a range of components and motors. Throughout the day they refined their design, selected alternative components for their robotic arm and calculated their potential strength and dexterity. They then learnt how to automate tasks using script-based programming and test their design modification and its effect on performance to create a user guide for this prosthetic.