publication . Article . 2014

Learning Basic Mechatronics through Helicopter Workshop

Adzly Anuar; Maryam Huda Ahmad Phesal; Azrul Abidin Zakaria; Goh Chin Hock; Sivadass Thiruchelvam; Dickson Neoh Tze How; Muhammad Fahmi Abdul Ghani; Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science, volume 4, issue 2 February, pages 320-325
In recent years, technologies related to mechatronics and robotics is available even to elementary level students. It is now common to see schools in Malaysia using Lego Mindstorm as a tool for active learning on mechatronics and robotics. A new yet interesting way of learning mechatronics and robotics is introduced by Dr. Dan Barry, a former astronaut and his son Andrew Barry during their visit to Malaysia. The kits used are based on a 4-channel RC helicopter, Arduino Uno microcontroller, IR transmitter and a PC or laptop. This paper discusses the techniques used and the feedback gathered from the participants of the workshop.
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputerSystemsOrganization_SPECIAL-PURPOSEANDAPPLICATION-BASEDSYSTEMS
free text keywords: RC helicopter, Microcontroller, Arduino, Mechatronics, Active learning, Critical thinking.
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