Year 10 Digital Technologies Checklist - Term 4

Students this term will be using Micro:bit BitBot Robots and the Micropython Programming Environment to control them.

During this unit, students will learn some robotics theory, applications for control technology and program/build robotic solutions to problems. There will be an activity and theoretical component to this unit culminating in 2 forms of assessment: FOLIO and EXAM

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Explain what ROBOT means, give examples and applications
  • Explain positives and negatives of automation
  • Describe applications and categories of robotic devices
  • Explain degrees of freedom in terms of robotic design
  • Write programs that control the Micro:bit Bitbot using motors, sensors, decisions, loops and variables
  • DESIGN Bot software configurations to solve practical problems

This is a complex unit using a powerful product that takes time to get to know.

To be successful in this unit, students need to:

  • Keep up with class work
  • Push your understanding beyond the bare bones of what we cover in class
  • Seek assistance in a TIMELY manner, WORKING SMART is knowing you need help and doing something about it.
  • Check with your teacher at all stages of development to ensure quality meets criteria and expectations
  • Come to lessons PREPARED to learn, laptop charged
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