The Controls and Sensors module teaches students about thewidespread application and importance of these technologies. It also presents opportunities for related careers and continuing education.
Through various activities, students learn how technology is controlled. They observe the function of controls and sensors by assembling and disassembling various automated devices.
Students apply and enhance their developing knowledge by completing several projects. Using a software program for construction, they build models and flowcharts of traffic lights, and operate what they have created. Other models that students produce - including magnetic key cards, turntables, mixers, road barriers, automatic teller machines, and washing machines - further demonstrate how controls and sensors make these types of mechanisms work.
EQUIPMENT FEATURES Controls and Sensors trainer demonstrates light- and magnet-driven mechanisms; includes all necessary analog and digital inputs and outputs for motors and lights. TOPIC COVERAGE
• Applications of controls and sensors in automated devices
• Technological concepts and principles
• Command cards
7 - 30 days total. Level 1: 7 lessons (approximately 40 minutes each); Level 2 with independent study: 10 lessons; Level 2 stand-alone: 10 lessons