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EE01 - Robotics 2008 
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Learn how to build programmable mobile robots and compete with other high school students in the Delaware Valley, get a great introduction to a college course in electrical and computer engineering and earn 2 college credits which can be used for credit at institutions of higher education.


This course will introduce you to some of the basic concepts of electrical and computer engineering. It also provides extensive laboratory experience where the students will build autonomous , programmable mobile robots also give a good overview of the different specialties within the fields of electrical and computer engineering. Topics to be covered are:

  • Electrical components : Resistance , capacitance and servo motors.
  • Electronic components and integrated circuits: Diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and timer circuits.
  • Programmable microcontroller interfacing, photoresistors, infrared sensors and transmitters.

The course requires no homework or exams. Grading is based on how you do in the "Journey Competition". Temple professors, graduate and undergraduate students will instruct you every step of the way in the state of the art electronics laboratory. Each robot is to navigate a maze/course and will need to reach the finish line. This is identical to a courses used in international robotic competitions.


Semester: Summer II
Location: Engineering Building, 1947 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:40-11:45

Dr. John Helferty,
Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engg.
Phone: (215) 204-8089
Email: helferty@temple.edu

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