CSF2 – Unit 6 Micro:Bit Servos and Expansion Boards

CSF2 - Unit 6 Micro:Bit Servos and Expansion Boards

Janeal Tyler, Computer Science Teacher

In this unit students will learn how to use and program servo motors.  This unit can be useful all by itself or makes a great supplement for the Robotic Hand project giving students the tools they will need to individually program the fingers on their robot hands.

At the beginning of every topic, students are STRONGLY encouraged to write down all of the vocabulary words, definitions, and key concepts found in the concept folders.  These notes will help students a lot to complete assignments and tests.

Students are learning how to:

  • Illustrate ways computing systems implement logic, input, and output through hardware components
  • Use data analysis tools and techniques to identify patterns in data representing complex systems
  • Select data collection tools and techniques to generate data sets that support a claim or communicate information
  • Evaluate the ability of models and simulations to test and support the refinement of hypotheses
  • Describe how artificial intelligence drives many software and physical systems

Students are learning about these things so that they can:

  • Understand what expansion boards are an how they can help with robotics
  • Explain what a servo motor is and how it works
  • Identify and program the different types of servo motors
  • Explain the advantages of a breadboard for prototyping robotics.

Students will know they are successful when they get a perfect score on the following assignments (Keep in mind they have unlimited redos):

  • MB-SEB Question of the Day 10 pts Due 3/17

  • MB-SEB Commit to Learning 11 pts Due 3/17

  • Expansion Board CFU 2 pts Due 3/17

  • Servo Motors CFU 2 pts Due 3/17

  • Servo Types CFU 2 pts Due 3/17

  • Breadboards CFU 2 pts Due 3/17

  • MB-SEB Making Sense of Learning 15 pts Due 3/24

  • MB-SEB Practice and Rehearse 8 pts Due 3/24

  • MB-SEB Extend and Apply 11 pts Due 3/24

  • MB-SEB Quiz 10 pts Due 3/24


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