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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology Teacher, 2007
Robotics is a rich and exciting multidisciplinary area to study and learn about electronics and control technology. The interest in robotic devices and systems provides the technology teacher with an excellent opportunity to make many concrete connections between electronics, control technology, and computers and science, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Space Exploration, Electronics, Robotics, Technological Advancement
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Hammons, John; Deal, Walter F., III – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Microcontrollers are used extensively in transportation and communications technologies, in automobiles to monitor and control engine speed and performance so as to maximize fuel economy and efficiency, and by manufacturing industries to produce "smart" technology. The flexibility, imagination, and spirit that make these tiny devices so…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Robotics, High School Students
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Deal, Walter F., III – Technology Teacher, 1999
Describes a unit on robotics that includes problem solving, working together, and constructing and programming a robot. Provides students with an opportunity for critical thinking. (JOW)
Descriptors: Computers, Elementary Education, Programming, Robotics
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Deal, Walter F., III – Technology Teacher, 1998
Describes how microcontrollers affect our lives--from automobile control systems to microwave ovens. Includes information on robotics, electronics, and control technology. (JOW)
Descriptors: Electronics, Microcomputers, Robotics, Technological Advancement
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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Sensors of all kinds play significant roles in the way that we use and interact with technological devices today. Smartphones, household appliances, automobiles, and other products that we use every day incorporate many different kinds of sensors. While the sensors are hidden from view in the products, appliances, and tools that we use, they…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Robotics, Electronic Equipment
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Deal, Walter F., III – Technology Teacher, 2007
Sound provides and offers amazing insights into the world. Sound waves may be defined as mechanical energy that moves through air or other medium as a longitudinal wave and consists of pressure fluctuations. Humans and animals alike use sound as a means of communication and a tool for survival. Mammals, such as bats, use ultrasonic sound waves to…
Descriptors: Animals, Physics, Acoustics, Auditory Stimuli