Robotics Video

Robotics Video


The robotics/electronics department
would try to make sure there’s plenty of hands-on to do a lot of activities and
projects. It’s not all theory based. You know, our theory classes are shorter
compressed and we give more of the hands-on lab time to what the students
can be seeing as a technician in the field. Plus they have their normal class
projects, their 3d printers, their circuit board design, motor controls. You
know we we have the actual parts there that they’re gonna see and use.
You learn to make so many cool things, just different ideas that I come up with
think of at home, like ooh you know what I bet I can make that and you can go in
and you can you know post what you can make. Some of it you mess up but you can
figure out what you do wrong it’s just another opportunity to learn. There’s a
lot of flexibility for doing that so I really love that aspect here. They’re
building their own 3d printer from scratch and that 3d printer is their book.
You know it’s everything we troubleshoot it we put problems and do it those kids
learn how everything works on an axis machine. The industries that you have
the capabilities to get into are very broad you know I work at a cheese
factory. Trust me when I went to robotics class I didn’t expect to be there. That
doesn’t seem like a robotics path, but amazingly enough any industry is is a
robotics past so works out very well. We have the
industrial machines. We have big industrial robots. We have industrial three-phase motors, VFDs, PLCs, all the stuff that these kids learn to
program are the things they’re gonna see out there the field. When I was in
manufacturing there was a layoff and I had to go through a lot of that so
that’s why I chose robotics for job security.
I chose Lake area because it’s two years, and I can get out in the field again. The
wide variety is my favorite. We work with so many different things whether
from building a robot to PLC’s and it all comes together at the end. I’m a non-traditional student
I’m 59 years old, but being around all these young guys everybody around
here is so friendly and they’re helpful. It’s challenging, it’s fun and you get a
lot of satisfaction from it. Yeah it’s it’s just fun to come to school every
day.

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