Iona Prep Robotics Outline

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Note: This is the BlocklyProp outline Click here for the C outline 



First Semester

Quarter 1



Old References | WAM | Basic Stamp
BlocklyProp reference (P)
Schematic Diagrams

1.1-Intro. to Electronics and programming in BlocklyProp > C

Letter (IR)

Chapter 0

Intro. to Computer Programming (IR)

Binary,Octal, PDP 8i

Resistor Color Code (Diagram)

Activiity Board (Diagram)

Meter (Diagram)

First Full week

Path1 Traffic signal

Rubric for Performance Test

1.2-Building and controlling an LED circuit

Inventory A

Electric Current and Diodes (IR)

LED resistor calculations

Blink an LED (P)


Performance Test 1,2

Performance Test 3


1.3-Digital Input The pushbutton

Digital Control Using a Pushbutton(IR)

Pushbutton (P)

Triggered Signal (Perf. Test 4)

Test Review

1.4-Controlling the motion of a servo

Standard Servo (IR)


 Security Gate Project

Quarter 2




1.5-Functions and cogs
Measuring rotation; the potentiometer

Loops and Conditionals (P)
Multiple cogs (P)

Sending code to the instructor(IR)

Cutting Edge Robotics Videos
Functions (Blink)Worksheet
Functions (Beep)
Path2 - Railroad Crossing
RR crossing more details
RR X-ing Divide and conquer
RR X-ing Rev 2021

1.6-Digital Display 7-segment

7 Segment Display (P) **

Use the A/D converter

1.7-Measuring Light

Visible Light (P) **

 Engineering Challenges

1.8-Frequency and Sound

Piezo Beep (P)

Wav files |BlocklyProp WAV(P) **
7-Segment | OLED

Combining multiple .svg files into one


Exam Preliminary Project

MidYearExam - Fire Alarm

Alarm Project Development

Fire Alarm - Simplified version

Extra Projects

Fire Alarm 2021 version

Fire Alarm 2023

** Optional topics

Second Semester

Quarter 3




2.1-Building the Activity Bot

Mechanical Assembly (P)

Electrical Assembly (P)

Troubleshooting (P)

Build Activity Bot 360

Binary and Octal numbers

Burglar Alarm

Jan 2021 inventory

Activity Bot Inventory

Path 3 -Navigation

Navigation and Ticks (P)

Walk a box

2.2-Navigation basics (dead reckoning)

Navigation Basics (P)
Open and closed loop Control (IR)

Some Navigation Contests 
A Ping project starter

2.3-Use of Whiskers and /or sonar

Navigation by touch (P)
Iona Whiskers Proj.(IR)

Iona PING project (IR)

Navigating using Ultrasound using Ping (P)

Final PING project (IR)

Interfacing TTL and CMOS (IR) |(P)

Amazing Project 

Second Method

2.4- Infrared/Visible Light

Navigating using I.R. Flashlights
Using a photoresistor to measure light (IP)

Sharing BlocklyProp code 


Quarter 4




2.5- Groups choose projects from a list of possibilities which include Activity-Bot extensions and other advanced robotics applications. A group may also propose an original project which is not on the list.

Maze solving JPG


aze solving from Wikipedia

Path 4 Final Exam

Sony Remote Help

Noshi Remote Help

Fingerprint Scanner help

Navigation Modification Help

Joystick Project Help

RFID help


Final Project Reports

Student Grading Rubric

Resistor Inventory (End of course)