ROBOTICS

Robotics

The Robotics Pathway provides the opportunity for students to gain practical experience in the field of mechanical engineering, industrial design, computer programming, CAD, and machine skills. Students use a variety of different robotics kits to gain an understanding on project management for robotic construction and operation. Frequently working in teams students have the opportunity to compete in FIRST Robotics Competitions, Seaperch, and more.

Robotics Pathway Information

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Digital Electronics – This dynamic introduction to electronics and robotics course will introduce students to the exciting world of digital electronics, mechanical engineering, industrial design, and computer programming. Students will use the Sparkfun Inventors Kit to learn wiring, coding, and digital electronics elements and then will move on to utilize Tetrix Robotics platform to design, build, and code complex robots capable of solving problems and competing in in-class competitions. Frequently working in teams, this class will not only prepare students for the upper level CCT Magnet Robotics classes, but also give them a strong foundation for future careers in robotics, engineering, programming, and project management.

Robotics A – In this dynamic technology class students get to work with: FTC Robotics, Seaperch and other robotics kits and components. Students build on Digital Electronics programming skills by programming with Android Studio, Blockly, C, C+, and others, learn basic CAD skills via OnShape and gain understanding in project management for robot construction and operation. Working in teams, students will compete in FTC Robotics competitions as well as the Seaperch Robotics Competitions. This class will not only prepare students for the Principals of Engineering Robotics class but also give them a strong foundation for careers in robotics, engineering, programming, and project management.

Principles of Engineering and Technology and Capstone Engineering and Technology – In this engineering and technology class students get to work with advanced robotics kits and components, utilize CAD design software, machine shop skills, High level computer programming with JAVA, and gain an understanding in project management for robot construction and operation. Students will participate exclusively in FRC Robotics competitions, design, build, and maintain original FRC style robots, work on group dynamics, manage budgets, and develop sponsor relationships. This class will give students a strong foundation for careers in robotics, engineering, programming, and project management as well as the opportunity to travel and compete as a team.

Instructor:Matt Santambrogio

Phone: 720-423-7167

E-mail address: msantam@dpsk12.net

Education:

Masters Degree: Educational Psychology University of Colorado Denver May 2013

Bachelor of Science: English University of Colorado Denver May 2004

State of Colorado CDE Endorsements:

Endorsements: State of Colorado CDE

CTE STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)

CTE Integrated Communications

English Language Arts

About

Prior to my life teaching robotics at TJ I was an English teacher for 10 years (2 at Rishel Middle School and 8 here at TJ). In my past life I have worked as a line-cook, a construction worker, a pyro-technician, a machinist, managed a tattoo parlor, worked as a roadie, and much more. While many of these jobs have been exciting none have been as rewarding as the profession of teaching. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and two dogs, working on my motorcycle, my 1956 Chevy pick-up and also enjoy scuba diving, camping, hunting, reading, fishing, and working with my hands.

– Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” Hunter S. Thompson

Students who study in the Robotics Pathway can continue their future in robotics through these jobs: Robotics Engineer, Electromechanical and Robotics Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Desgin Engineer, Software Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Sales Engineer and an Aerospace Engineer. 

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