Calgary Board of Education

pre-engineering trip to SAIT

Winter 2011

students learning

In October, the CTC's pre-engineering students were invited to SAIT to participate in an afternoon of exploration in the Mechatronics Lab under the guidance of Craig Maynard (SAIT) and Robert White (SAIT). Students worked through five different introductory activities which involved reading power and ladder diagrams and building the corresponding exercises on industry-standard training boards. They focussed on systems of pneumatics, electrical or a combination of both. Everyone's favourite activity was learning to move and program a robotic arm. We would like to give a special thank-you to Craig, Robert and their helpers for making the afternoon a terrific learning experience and an exciting introduction to the world of mechatronics.