ROBOTICS

Robotics

The Robotics Pathway provides the opportunity for students to gain practical experience in the fields of mechanical engineering, industrial design, and computer programming.  Students use a variety of different robotic kits and gain an understanding of project management for robot construction and operation.  Working in teams, students have the opportunity to compete in BEST and FRC Robotics competitions.

Robotics Pathway Information

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Careers

Digital Electronics – This dynamic introduction to electronics and robotics course will introduce students to the exciting world of mechanical engineering, industrial design, and computer programming.  Using Sparkfun Kits, students learn the basics of electronics and programming. In semester two, students use the Tetrix Robotics building platform to build robots that solve various challenges.  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 and Automated Sys 2 – In this dynamic technology class students get to work with: FTC Robotics,  Seaperch and other robotics kits and components. Students build on 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, this class will not only prepare students for the Pathways CCT Magnet Robotics class but also give them a strong foundation for careers in robotics, engineering, programming, and project management.

Capstone Engineering and Technology – In this career pathways technology class students get to work with advanced robotics kits and components. Students learn high level programming with Java,  gain 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.

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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