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Industry 4.0:

The Science of Automation


In this course, students will challenge their curiosity to fill in gaps where advancements could push future into the present. They will build and code their own industrial robot arm to create an autonomous arm to assist at home with tasks. Students will nurture their problem-solving skill and growth mindset in a practical immersive learning environment which is essential for their personal development and success. FlipRobot Industry 4.0 The Science of Automation course is offered to students to learn at home through online live delivery with our certified coaches.

Certificate on Completion
Own the robotic hardware kit for continuous learning
Qualify to enter the international OneWorld Robotics Competition
Background on Industry 4.0

Source: University of Derby

Module 1

  • Industrial Revolution Challenge Briefing 

  • Introduction to the Industrial Revolution and Industrial Automation

  • Assembly of the industrial arm robot

Module 2

  • Revision of FlipRAS

  • Coding of multiple servo motors within FlipRAS

  • Computational Thinking in mastering multiple servo motors

  • Industrial Revolution Challenge 1: Moving the arm

Module 3

  • Introduction of Blockly with multiple servo motors

  • Coding the automation of your industrial arm

  • Design thinking in building your own wheeled claw

  • Industrial Revolution Challenge 2: Beginning an assembly line

Module 4

  • Final Industrial Arm Practical Challenge

  • Final Industrial Arm Presentation Challenge

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Course Outline
  • Construct a solution design of an industrial autonomous robotic arm

  • Assemble an industrial robot and adjust through mechanical engineering of different hardware features

  • Apply computational and design thinking into practice

  • Critically evaluate the current industrial automation technology to propose a viable design solution to an industrial automation related problem

  • Design an advanced robotic action scripts to program the robot using multiple coding platforms

  • Acquire knowledge to program and calibrate motors to control robot arm mobility

  • Master their skills using FlipCode to control robotics movements in completing assembly lines

  • Embody the growth mindset principle into practice

Learning Outcomes
  • Age-group suitability: Years 7 to 9 

  • Prerequisite requirements: None

  • Class format: Live online teaching via Zoom. Robotic assembly and coding by students at home. Interaction between teacher and students live online

  • System requirements: 

    • Windows 10 version 1809 and above (64 bits)

    • If using ChromeOS, users will require to install the FlipRobot Chrome extension

    • Support macOS but not iOS​

    • An Internet connection and an internet browser

    • Zoom video conference application

    • A computer with a camera, mic, speaker (or headphones)

  • We will require a physical delivery address to send the FlipRobot hardware kit.

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