PRG-01: LOGIC BUILDER
The first robotics course in the Exceed Robotics curriculum focuses on building programming logic using robots.Sequential programming and conditional statements are introduced to program a robot to perform specific tasks, utilizing various sensors to make decisions.STEM topics are integrated into each lesson by presenting the science behind a specific sensor or applying math for motor drive and control
PRG-02: PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE
To fully absorb the programming fundamentals taught in the first course, this project course provides the opportunity for students to apply recent coding concepts. Modular programming of a multi-motor, multi-sensor robot is used to perform a project based on real-world applications This course is designed to promote independence, build confidence and develop communication and problem-solving skills. Friendly robotics tournament participate in robotics tournament after spending programming
PRG-03: PROGRAMMING PROJECT
An exciting course in modular programming using a complex robot to perform a Virtual World challenge. Students work on this programming challenge for the duration of the course and display their programs to the class on the last day Game objectives and milestones are presented at the start of the course and students continue working in programming, testing and refining their programs Students start learning about time management, strategy, and start gaining independence and experience in problem-solving
COD-04: C-LANGUAGE FUNDAMENTALS
After developing the logic of programming robots using modular programming, text-based programming with Clanguage is introduced. C-language is the most powerful and useful programming language which is used commonly used in industry.The course begins teaching variables, datatypes, loops and conditional statements used to program robots. This course moves beyond graphical programming towards languagebased coding which offers greater control for robot design and development.A new robot platform is introduced to have students comfortable with transferring their knowledge to multiple types of robots.
COD-05: AUTONOMOUS STRUCTURE
This course focuses on programming structure for autonomous robot control. Learning about the structure for autonomous control is a critical step for students to start programming any robot to use any sensor to make decisions on its own. It has real world applications in self-driving cars, factory robots, etc.Various sensors including ultrasonic, touch, colour and gyro are introduced and utilized to complete advanced programming challenges.
COD-06: SMART CITIES CHALLENGE
This advanced programming competition course is based on Exceed’s Smart Cities competition designed for Ryerson engineering students in 2019 Students program their robots equipped with multiple sensors and motors to autonomously navigate through a virtual city. They will write code for line following, flag detecting, gyro turning and crash avoidance to complete the urban challenge in the least amount of time
COD-06: SMART CITIES CHALLENGE
This advanced programming competition course is based on
Exceed’s Smart Cities competition designed for Ryerson engineering students in 2019 Students program their robots equipped with multiple sensors and motors to autonomously navigate through a virtual city.They will write code for line following, flag detecting, gyro turning and crash avoidance to complete the urban challenge in the least amount of time
MEC-07: COMPUTER DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
"To first course in the Mechanics series relates to the design of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Students learn various design tools using Autodesk Fusion 360 to create their own designs. Starting with sketching, studen ts complete various design projects to practice using design tools and features. Through select projects, students will practice using fundamental tools in mechanical design. Design projects are assigned for students to independently apply their design skills and create functional mechanical components that could be 3D printed."
MEC-08: MACHINE DESIGN AND SIMULATION
Building robots cannot be complete without learning how parts we design should fit together. This machine design course teaches students about the fundamentals of machine design including fits and clearances, structure design, levers, gears, and more. Students will design each component of the machine and will assemble them together in the design software. By learning about joints and constraints, students will create a virtual simulation of their creations. In industry, design simulation is an essential tool used by engineers to predict functionality and performance before building a single prototype.
MEC-09: ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
The last course in this Mechatronics series is all about electronic circuits. After learning the fundamentals, students work on lab assignments by building and testing their own electronic circuits. Students will learn about principles of electricity and Ohm’s law relating to voltage, current and resistance. Using multimeters to measure voltage/current, students take measurements to better understand the effects of the different electronic components. Electronic components including resistors, switches, motors and transistors will be covered in preparation for the next Microcontroller Programming series.
ARD-10: INTRODUCTION TO MICROCONTROLLERS
The Arduino microcontroller is a widely used programmable development board that makers and hobbyists use to build robots amongst many other devices Students will learn about digital and analog devices and introduced to Arduino-controlled circuits Learning C-language programming in previous Programming & Robotics courses (COD-04,-05,-06) well prepared students for microcontroller programming which uses functions from the C-language
ARD-11: ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS I
The second microcontrollers course moves onto wiring and programming circuits using advanced output devices and complex sensors Students will practice wiring and programming circuits using various electronic devices throughout this course. The aim is to have students feel comfortable with coding microcontrollers to make decisions or vary output using any type of sensor input
ARD-12: ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS II
Building on our knowledge in creating circuits using analog sensors, this course teaches programming to drive and control various types of motors (DC, servo, stepper) allowing students to create and program complex microcontroller circuits. Combined with the previous Mechanical Design courses, learning how to build and program such advanced microcontroller circuits is the final step towards creating custom robots!
ARD-13: SMART HOME AUTOMATION
The culmination course for electronics and microcontroller programming, students are given a smart home outfitted with a collection of electronics, sensors and motors This course will challenge students to apply their skills in the previous three microcontrollers courses towards developing and programming smart home systems A temperature sensor to activate the air conditioning fan, a motion sensor to turn on the garage light, a light sensor to close the blinds when it gets dark…our homes are becoming smarter thanks to our students!
CAP-14: CAPSTONE COMPETITON I
Students put their talents in programming, mechanical design and electronic circuits on full display by creating their own competition robot from scratch. This means computer designing, 3D printing, wiring electric circuits, assembling and programming to create a competition robot Students will have the opportunity to use their creativity longside their technical skills to win over the judges. This first course focuses on designing, 3D printing and assembling the mechanical parts and wiring electronic circuits prior to moving onto programming
CAP-15: CAPSTONE COMPETITION II
The final capstone course has students focus on programming their robotic creation and submitting a YouTube video to enter the Capstone Competition against all Exceed graduating students Competition entries will be evaluated on key technical skills as well as a public vote to add an element of marketing Graduation day is held on the last day of class where students provide a private screening of their robots and YouTube videos to parents and instructors and celebrate their achievements!