Welcome to TH 202 / 203

An Introduction to Robotics & Mechatronics (Part I & II)

(4) mini-projects designed for quick wins and teaching the basics of robotics and mechatronics:

This course provides interdisciplinary education to students through coursework, experiential learning, and project-based work. Students will learn fundamental theory, modeling methods, hardware components, interfacing requirements, simulation and programming tools, and practical applications of mechatronics and robotics. Upon successful completion of this course, students will construct a WiFi-controlled robot, remote controller, pen plotter, and robotic arm.

NGSS Standards: MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

2 hours per project

TH 201


Mini-Project #1

WiFi Controlled Robot

In this project, you’ll assemble the base of the robot and connect it to WiFi to control it remotely. You’ll learn about infrared waves and create your own web server using HTML and CSS.


Mini-Project #2

Remote Controller

Control your WiFi robot by building a controller to drive it around. Learn the basic kinematics and communication protocol  behind robot control systems.


Mini-Project #3

Pen Plotter

Improve the robot with drawing capabilities. Use pre-programmed logic to make shapes. Or take it to the next level with mathematical calculations to make your shapes picture perfect.


Mini-Project #4

Robotic Arm

Build a 3-axis robot arm and attach it to your robot. Learn the advanced kinematics behind controlling something in 3D space.

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