Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday January 18, 2019 - Python & Maker Friday


Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
Special Instructions:


Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:



Custom Job 15-20 min

Python Shell

Robot Club and/or Open LAB 
  • LAB - Duration: 60 Min
  • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
  • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
    • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
    • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
    • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
  • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
  • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
Clean Up
  • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
  • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
  • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday January 17, 2019 - Python Shell


Mechatronics Engineering Google Site
Special Instructions:

Entry Ticket - 7 Innovations from CES 2019 That Will Make the World Better
  • Assignment - Duration: 15 Min
  • Link: 7 Innovations from CES 2019 That Will Make the World Better
  • Instructions & Expectations: Take some time to click through the link.   Summarize in 100-200 words.  The format should be a short set of paragraphs.  Answer the following questions:
    • 1) What innovation do you think will have the best impact at making the world better?
    • 2) What ideas do you have that might make the world better?
    • 3) What is CES and why do people go?
  • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics Engineering google classroom and check the STREAM for current Entry Ticket Assignments & Questions. - 10 Points
  • Dig Deeper: Find out more about CES - Google...

Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:
  • Entry Ticket - 7 Innovations That Will Make The World Better 
  • Python Shell
  • ExploraVision
  • Open Lab
  • Clean Up



Python Shell
ExploraVision
  • LAB - Duration: 30 Min
  • Link: Project Format
  • Instructions & Expectations: Work in your teams to start completing the following:
    • Present Technology*: An overview of the present form of the technology including scientific principles involved in its functioning. A problem definition or limitation of this present technology that you address in your ExploraVision project.
    • History: Research and description of the history of the technology from its inception.
    • Future Technology: Description of the team's vision for what this technology would be like in 20 years, including scientific principles involved in developing the technology.
    • Breakthroughs*: Research and description of breakthroughs that are necessary to make the future technology design a reality. Description of why this future technology doesn't exist today. (Choose one of your required breakthroughs and describe an investigation that would have to be planned and carried out to test your ExploraVision project. If possible, include the kind of data or measurements that would be collected in the investigation.)
    • Design Process*: Description of three alternative ideas of features the team considered for their project. The ideas and features should be directly related to the project. Describe why the team rejected each feature and idea in favor of the ones in the submitted technology. Describe how your future technology feature is better than the rejected design feature.
    • Consequences*: Description of recognition that all technologies have positive and negative consequences including the potential positive and negative consequences of the new technology on society.
    • Bibliography; A list of all sources and references used in researching the chosen technology. Sources must be clearly labeled and include title, author, publisher, and copyright date.
  • How to Submit Assignment: Cut and Paste your work (probably part of a shared doc) into the Google Class ExploraVision Assignment.  Go to our Mechatronics Engineering google classroom and check the STREAM - 20 Points
Robot Club and/or Open LAB 
  • LAB - Duration: 60 Min
  • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
  • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
    • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
    • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
    • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
  • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
  • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
Clean Up
  • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
  • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
  • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019 - Toshiba Design Contest & Open Lab

Entry Ticket - The Shell
  • Assignment - Duration: 20 Min
  • Link: Learning The SHELL
  • Instructions & Expectations: Take some time to learn more about the Linux "SHELL".  Please work through the examples in the link and take some screen shots of your command terminal showing the commands and their output. 
  • How to Submit Assignment: You are to turn in at least 5 screens shots of different commands.  Go to our Mechatronics Engineering google classroom and check the STREAM for current Entry Ticket Assignments & Questions. - 10 Points


    Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:
    • Toshiba/NSTA
    • Open Lab
    • Clean Up




    Introduction to Toshiba/NSTA Project 
    • LAB - Duration: 60 Min
    • Links: ExploraVision Presentation
    • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your. Team and Start brainstorming.. 
    • Write not more than 150 words… so this is short
      Write 3-4 paragraphs.  Each paragraph is probably 2-3 sentences
      Answer the following
      1. What is the problem you are solving?
      2. Who will it help?
      3. What is the technology (current and/or future)  you are using to solve it?
      4. How are you going to use the technology (current and/or future) to solve the problem?
      Go to our Mechatronics Engineering google classroom and check the STREAM for current ExploraVision  Assignments & Questions. - 20 Points
    Robot Club and/or Open LAB 
    • LAB - Duration: 60 Min
    • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
    • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
      • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
      • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
      • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
    • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
    • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
    Clean Up
    • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
    • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
    • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Raspberry Pi - Getting Started

    Entry Ticket - Turn In A List of 5 different versions of Linux
    • Assignment - Duration: 10 Min
    • Instructions & Expectations: Take some time to learn what Linux is, and how many versions or distributions there are.  This is an open research project... Google is your friend. 
    • How to Submit Assignment: You are to turn in a list of 5 Linux Distribution names... like Raspbian (that one does not count).  To get the full 10 points.  Your list has to have at least one distribution that no one else has. Click this Linux Distributions Google Form link to turn this in. - 10 Points
    • Dig Deeper: watch "25 Most Important Events In The History of Linux"

      Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:
      • Entry Ticket - Version of Linux
      • Read Chapter 2 and learn some Linux
      • Toshiba/NSTA
      • Clean Up




      Raspberry Pi Desktop Menus & Command Line
      • Assignment - Duration: 60 Min
      • Lecture Link: Getting Started With The Desktop & Command Line
      • Instructions & Expectations: Listen and Follow the Instructions from the teacher and the lecture. You are going to get a Python Textbook and read the Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1 "Introduction"
      • How to Submit Assignment: 
      • Dig Deeper: Look here to learn more...
      Introduction to Toshiba/NSTA Project 
      Clean Up
      • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
      • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
      • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points

      Wednesday, January 9, 2019

      Do you Know Who Owns Your Data? - Questions That Matter: Data and Democracy

      This is a Event you might want to check out

      5 Points Extra Credit - Submit to the Mechatronics Extra Credit Form.  You have to write 200 words about what you learned, and take a selfie with an event sign or banner... Something to prove you were there...

      Do you Know Who Owns Your Data? 

      Questions That Matter: Data and Democracy


      January 29, 2019
      6pm - Reception
      7pm - Program
      Kuumbwa Jazz Center

      Technology increasingly shapes our habits and defines our access to information. As our society navigates shifting sources of news, targeted advertising, and polarizing online rhetoric, it is essential that we work to understand the complex and often obscured relationship between data and democracy.

      Join THI to explore how we got here and to imagine a more inclusive and transparent future.
      Buy your tickets now. $15 ticket includes light refreshments.

      Wed January 9, 2019 - Say "Hi" to a Raspberry Pi

      Entry Ticket - Goolge search for good Raspberry Pi getting started Videos... Watch one
      • Assignment - Duration: 15 Min
      • Link: Do a Google Search
      • Instructions & Expectations: Take some time to find some instructions for  setting up or getting started with the Raspberry Pi.  Watch one. 
      • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics Engineering google classroom and check the STREAM for current Entry Ticket Assignments & Questions. - 10 Points
        • Find and Watch a Raspberry Pi Getting Started Video
        • Turn in the link
        • If yours is unique and no one else list yours, you get 10 points, if 1 other lists the same tutorial as you, then 9 points.  If you and 3 others link to the same tutorial then 8 points, else 7.5 points
      • Dig Deeper: Sign up for the Electro{maker} web site.  It's like Instructables. Then go look at the Best Raspberry Pi projects Besides a Retro Gaming Console 

        Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:
        • Entry Ticket - Find a Raspberry Pi Tutorial or Youtube Video
        • Read Chapter 1 and Get a Raspberry Pi setup
        • TBD if there is time left
        • Clean Up




        Programming the Raspberry Pi
        • Assignment - Duration: 60 Min
        • Lecture Link: Raspberry Pi Getting Started
        • Instructions & Expectations: Listen and Follow the Instructions from the teacher and the lecture. You are going to get a Python Textbook and read the Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1 "Introduction"
        • How to Submit Assignment: 
        • Dig Deeper: Look here to learn more...
        Open LAB 
        Clean Up
        • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
        • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
        • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points

        Tuesday, January 8, 2019

        Tuesday January 8, 2019 - Welcome Back, Organize!!!

        Entry Ticket - 10 Best Raspberry Pi Projects
        • Assignment - Duration: 15 Min
        • Link: 10 Best Raspberry Pi Projects
        • Instructions & Expectations: Take some time to look at either these 10 best Raspberry Pi Projects or find some different ones.  There are lot's if you Google "Raspberry Pi Projects.  You could look in Instructables... They have lots of Raspberry Pi Projects. 
          • Pick 2 projects which would be interesting to build. 
          • Tell me why you picked these projects and what you hope to learn?
          • What do you need to learn to be successful creating this project?
        • How to Submit Assignment: Go to our Mechatronics Engineering google classroom and check the STREAM for current Entry Ticket Assignments & Questions. - 10 Points
        • Dig Deeper: Sign up for the Electro{maker} web site.  It's like Instructables. Then go look at the Best Raspberry Pi projects Besides a Retro Gaming Console 

          Mechatronics Engineering Plan For Today:
          • Entry Ticket - 10 Best Raspberry Pi Projects
          • Welcome New Students
          • Read Chapter 1 and Get a Raspberry Pi setup
          • Clean Up




          Welcome New Students... Lets Review Class Policies

          Job Ready Skills (While I Get New Students Setup)
          Robot Club and/or Open LAB 
          • LAB - Duration: 60 Min
          • Link: Robot Club Google Sites
          • Instructions & Expectations: Connect with your Robot Club Team.  You will either be working on your Robot Project or an Open Lab Project.  
            • You will need to account for your time. You will need to convince me by your form submission that you worked given the time allotted. 
            • If  you or your Robot Club Team worked on the Robot Club project, you will make sure your Robot Project Status Google docs are updated.  
            • If you worked on an Open Lab Project, you will also need to tell me about what you accomplished and what you are planning next.
          • How to Submit Assignment:   Each Student needs to account for your time.  
          • Dig Deeper: Open Lab:
          Clean Up
          • Assignment - Duration: 2-10 Min
          • Instructions & Expectations: Desk cleanup, put away all projects, find your assigned job
          • How to Submit Assignment: When Complete, check yourself off on Sign Out Sheet - 2 Points