The Robotics elective is designed to introduce students to the basic operation of embedded microcontroller systems. Each student will assemble, code, and test a remote operated vehicle, built on an Arduino MEGA platform. Fundamental concepts of Engineering, Code, and Electromechanical systems will be introduced in class, and reinforced by iterative practice on the ROV system. Robotics also provides a good training base to students interested in trying out for the schools FRC Team: “The Agency”.
FIRST Robotics Team 3021: “The Agency”:
The CAHS Robotics Team competes each year in a world-wide competition to build a single CAHS robot (with highly specified characteristics) that will out-perform robots during a series of robot competitions. The CAHS Robotics Team is called “The Agency” and is open to any CAHS students interested in participating. Skills acquired during the year include grant-writing, computer-aided design, programming, 3D printing, machining, wiring, and team logistics.
The CAHS Synthetic Biology Team is a group of students who meet weekly to learn a variety of specific lab techniques that range from cell culturing and transformation to PCR. In addition, the team competes in an annual genetics competition called iGEM and through that experience learn the importance of teamwork and scientific collaboration. They welcome anyone with focus, curiosity, or an interest in the sciences.