Like to know if there are high schools
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Like to know if there are high schools out there using Mathworks and Simulink in STEM and/or Aerospace contexts. I would like my stem classes to get more into simulation in particular rovers and drones. Anyone doing any work in this area? Also, is it too complex for, say, 14 year olds? I was looking at Arduino programming with simulink and the zumo robot but it seemed quite complex.
Greg Drayer on 24 Jan 2018
Thanks for your question. I agree with Madhu about recommending the Bytes and Beats course for high school students as a start. This is a good way to introduce young students to algorithms and programming, with a fun music component.
We do have drone and aerospace related educational hardware that could be use to inspire students as well. However, at this time it may take some extra effort to really explain how such systems work to high school students.
Simply put, a drone is a flying embedded system that integrates multiple domains of knowledge. They can be used as an example of how disciplines and technologies converge and how investing time in learning to use multi-domain tools like MATLAB and Simulink can pay off greatly in the future career of students.
To learn more about our educational drone solution for undergraduate and graduate students, please take a look at the following webinar: https://www.mathworks.com/programming-drones-webinar
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Madhu Govindarajan on 1 Dec 2017
Here is a course that uses Arduino and MATLAB for high school kids - https://www.mathworks.com/academia/highschool/courseware/bytes-and-beats.html
Steven Lord on 24 Jan 2018
To add to what Madhu and Greg posted, there are some student competitions listed on our MATLAB for Primary and Secondary Schools page that may interest your students. At a quick glance none of the three robotics-related competitions deal with drones, but the challenges that they task the participants to solve should be enough to capture your students' attention.