As you may know I've been involved with a couple FIRST teams in the West Michigan Area. The first team I was involved with was a team that graciously took several of us in when our schools existing team couldn't find sponsorship and folded up. The second team I have been involved with, I helped start. This team is back at our school with new sponsorship and a very bright future.
So I've been around the horn 5 times, helping students engineer, build and program an FRC robot. The skills these students have learned, I think, are irreplaceable. This has got me thinking a lot about why this type of curriculum isn't taught in the classroom.
So I have many ideas of how I think a robotics class should / could be taught to students in the classroom during normal school hours. Students would learn some basic physics, mechanical engineering, electronics and computer programming. I intend to post some of my curriculum ideas here in the near future.
My question for you is, are you aware of a classroom robotics curriculum? If so leave a comment with any details you care to share. Thanks!