In partnership with the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, the Center for Talent Development (CTD) is excited to offer a new mechatronics course, which focuses on the study of electro-mechanical design. The new course will be offered through CTD's summer program, Equinox.
The McCormick School empowers students to become “whole-brain engineers”, and the Electrical Engineering Division “explores and develops new ideas in areas such as electronic circuits, solid-state electronics, electromagnetics, optics, lasers, controls, digital signal processing, communications, and networks.” This exciting course delivers key elements of the undergraduate series in mechatronics to our accelerated, advanced high school cohort. Students will learn how to design, solder, and debug a printed circuit board (PCB); learn advanced digital communication protocols like SPI, I2C, and USB; create physical prototypes with a laser cutter and 3D printer; and interface with an Android device.
As a capstone project, students will build an autonomous robot and compete in a design competition. Join us in the mechatronics lab at the Ford Segal Design Center this summer!