Electronics

 

The study of digital technology – Electronics DTE is very popular as it let the students explores how, beginning with a need or opportunity, new products and systems are developed, and how technological developments impact on our world. The courses that are taught at various levels lead the pathway that branches into various disciplines of Engineering such as Electrical and Electronics, Software programming and Mechatronics.

Students are given the opportunity to embed Electronics with programming. Hence they get to learn the following skills and apply them to make the products.

  • Building circuits using breadboards
  • Picaxe / Ardunio / Raspberry Pi micro controllers and programming
  • Design and make electronic circuits using Schematic software such as 2D PCB
  • Using CNC plotters to print PCBs
  • Using Ultimaker 3 D printers to print chassis

Students are also encouraged to work along with a future in tech ambassador to design and make a product that would help the community. These projects are being submitted to the IPENZ Transpower Engineering awards to motivate the students to do Engineering in the Universities.

  

  

 

Year 10 Digital Technology Electronics    (10DTE)

Students design electronic circuits and products that incorporate the technology design process to produce an outcome. The included areas are

  • Negotiating and developing a brief to produce a technological outcome
  • Planning the outcome using tools such as Trello
  • Skills such as schematic drawing, Picaxe programming, Engraving circuits

The course is assessed through unit assignments and project completion and evaluation.

 

Level 1 Digital Technology Electronics    (11DTE)

This course offers the opportunity for students to extend their experience of the year 10 program in electronics technology or start a program of study in the applications and manipulation of electronics environments for technological applications.

The Achievement Standards for assessment are:

  • Tech 1.4  (internal) Undertake development to make a prototype
  • Tech 1.47  (internal) Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts used in design and construction of electronic environments
  • Tech 1.48  (internal) Implement basic interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment
  • Tech 1.49  (internal) Implement basic techniques in constructing a specified electronic and embedded system
  • Tech 1.7  (external) Demonstrate understanding of the role of subsystems in technological systems

 

Level 2 Digital Technology Electronics    (12DTE)

This course offers the opportunity for students to be involved in the design and construction of SUMO WRESTLING robots.  Students will learn about different methods of control, which include radio control, infra-red control as well as Bluetooth. Students will have access to the faculty’s 3D printers and CAD software to design and print parts for their robots.  The SUMO robots will eventually be used in an inter-school SUMOBOT contest held against Pakuranga and Howick College.

The Achievement Standards for assessment are:

  • Tech 2.4  Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
  • Tech 2.47  Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts used in the construction of electronic environments
  • Tech 2.48  Implement advanced interfacing procedures in a specified electronic environment
  • Tech 2.49  Implement advanced techniques in constructing a specified electronic and embedded environment
  • Tech 2.7  Demonstrate understanding of redundancy and reliability in technological systems

 

Level 3 Digital Technology Electronics    (13DTE)

This course offers the opportunity for students to use their knowledge and skills in electronics to design and manufacture an advanced/complex electronics system that will address a need in their local community.

  • Tech 3.1  Undertake brief development to address an issue within a determined context
  • Tech 3.2  Undertake project management to support technological practice
  • Tech 3.48  Implement complex interfacing procedures in the design and construction of electronic environment
  • Demonstrate techniques in electronics and control technology
  • Tech 3.49  Implement complex techniques in constructing a specified complex electronic and embedded system
  • Tech 3.5  Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports technological development

 

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