Printing, Simulation and Standards Design (Track 1)

T01 can be referred to as a continuation of F02. The applications built in Core 1 are merely prototypes, they are not able to survive in the real world. In core 2, students are taught to take their prototypes to level where they can be put on the market. Students learn to design Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), plastic moulds and other forms of packaging. The course also teaches a few crucial engineering principles and standards especially to do with safety and energy efficiency. This is estimated to take 72 hours of learning.

T1 (72 HRS) Arduino prototyping 45 HRS More prototyping with the Arduino and several development break-out boards with the aim of mere functionality
Vero board design & soldering 9 HRS Soldering of working breadboard circuits onto Vero/strip boards with more advance considerations
PCB design 9 HRS Design of printed circuit boards ready for manufacture. Showing students what happens in the manufacture process of a PCB.
Plastic mould design 9 HRS Design of plastic moulds to house the PCBs as the body of the electronic devices created