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Gateway to Technology 8 (GTT8)
This course will focus on designing, building and programing using 3-D CAD (computer aided design) Engineering software.
New to the program is a 3-D Printer. Students are able to print there projects in 3-D.
Students will use problem solving and decision making skills to design and develop product prototypes. Autodesk inventor is a "state of the art" 3-D CAD software program currently being used in the manufacturing, design and prototype fabrication industries.
Students will then apply CAD drawing specifications to a real world cut-and-build projects produced in class shop area. This course integrates the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts also known as "STEM". GTT also uses a "Principles of Engineering" environment with focus on stated goals and purpose.
GTT also has a Robotic component attached to the classroom instruction. The LEGO mindstorms is the featured robotic hardware and software program. Students will design, program and control a fully functional "NXT" generation robot. They will use software to plan, test and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of life-like robotic behaviors. Students will then be challenged to physically construct the componets resulting in a stated goal.
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