The Industry-in-the-classroom toolkit is a low-cost didactic station to promote the learning of industrial automation in a practical and contextualized way, while encouraging the critical thinking of the students. Through a set of miniature physical devices that simulate a factory environment, the project aims to democratize the use of training stations that bring to the classroom the real life context of a manufacturing process from the industry. This allows students to carry out hands on activities. The microelectronic devices available in the market today enable the creation of sensors, actuators, controllers and interfaces with the same functionality of industrial devices, but for use in an educational environment. With a design based on digital fabrication it is hoped that any educational institution in the world can build this project with the help of a 3D printer, a laser cutter and electronic devices.
M3 x10mm screws
IR Infrared Obstacle Sensor
3-6V DC Motor with Reduction Box and Double Axle Mini Motor Redutor 12 Volts X 300 Rpm
IRF520 MOSFET DRIVER MODULE Push Button Module Arduino
Make an introduction about what is industrial automation.
Present to students how the factory process works. Using a sample control system run the factory explaining each step.
Teach programming logic and use mini industry as a real challenge that they must solve by developing the logic needed to make the factory work properly.
Teach basic electronics and use as an exercise the development of sensors and drivers for some parts of mini industry.
Teach 3d drawing on the computer and encourage students to develop new parts made with laser cutting and 3D printing for the mini industry.