Mechatronics is the meeting of computer programming and the physical world — sensors, lights, motors and so much more. It is the real world application of coding which is almost invisibly everywhere from washing machines to security systems, robots to vehicles.

 

The SMART Cuckoo Clock

Students create code to facilitate:

  • Time with a digital face

  • Temperature

  • Humidity

  • Set Timers

  • Customize the Alarm: buzzer, chime or voice etc.

  • Mechanical Cuckoo

The Cuckoo Clock is placed in a very special housing to complete this impressive Mechatronic's Project.

Making your own SMART Cuckoo Clock is fun to see and hear.

Tutor/Student Ratio: 1 to 8 (with teaching assistant from 6)

Minimum enrolment: 4 students

Location: St Martin's Community Centre

Date: 2021 Schedule

Cost: £230.00* (Including Arduino Kit* to take home)

Mechatronics: Project - SMART Cuckoo Clock 

May 31 - June 4          1.00 - 4.00 pm

St Martin's Community Centre

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 Mechatronics

: Project

Build a SMART Cuckoo Clock

 
 

Parent

This is a highly professional group of tutors. I especially appreciated the way a child's preferred way of learning is taken into account, it makes everything so much easier. I wish I had had this help when I was a child, but having seen how much effort and fun goes into the teaching I can heartily recommend them.

Level 1

Students will link their knowledge of Scratch to the basics of Arduino programming, making an Arcade Game.

Your child will learn:

  • How to create a simple LED circuit to LED flashes at various intervals

  • The anatomy of an Arduino sketch, software and breadboard

  • Setup() functions and a loop() functions

  • How to “code” the Arduino

  • Mechanics and circuitry basics of robotics

 

Cost: £230.00* (Including Arduino Kit* to take home)

Eligibility: This course is suitable for intermediate learners who have Scratch or other programming experience. Candidates may be invited to an interview to determine their suitability.

 

Non-Refundable Deposit: £50 is required at the time of registration to guarantee a place for your child. This will be deducted from the programme cost.

 

Each student will be provided with their own Arduino kit*

 

* Two members from the same family registering for this course a 10% discount is applied.

Date: 2021 Schedule

Projects

Students will be using visual coding and Arduino C which allows them to disconnect the Arduino from the Computer to create stand-alone, autonomous projects.

Building Stand-Alone Projects

Students will conceptualise and execute the project during the week. Creative thinking, brainstorming and collaboration will be practised by all.

 

  • Students will be re-familiarised with the electronic components covered in Level 1.

  • Programming the Arduino using visual coding and introducing the Arduino C language.

  • Anatomy of an Arduino; hardware and software.

  • Individual laptops provided.

  • Each student will bring their own Arduino kit* from Mechatronics Level 1 plus we will provide additional robotic's hardware.

  • Cost: £224.00 (plus robotics hardware).


     

  • Eligibility: This course is suitable for intermediate learners who have completed Mechtronics Level 1 or whose coding experience may be considered for registration in Projects.

  • Non-redundable deposit: £50 is required at the time of registration to guarantee a place for your child. This will be deducted from the programme cost.

  • Two members from the same family registering for this course a 10% discount is applied.