Introduction to Engineering and Robotics:

Robotic Workshop @ SMK Damansara Jaya




Organized by:
USM IEEE Student Branch

Sponsored by:
IEEE CAS Malaysia

Introduction to Engineering and Robotics:

Robotic Workshop @ SMK Damansara Jaya

Academic Year : 2012/2013
Date : 02 August 2013 (Friday)
Time : 12.30 pm to 2.45 pm
Venue : SMK Damansara Jaya, Selangor.
Participants : 13 students
Organised by : USM IEEE Student Branch
Sponsored by : IEEE CAS Malaysia


1. Report

          SMK Damansara Jaya was the third school USM IEEE Student Branch conducted the introductory robotic workshop. From the feedback we obtain from our past two school which participated in our project (SMK Paya Keladi and SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian), we received a very clear message that this project actually benefit students and help then bridge the gap between their theoretical study with the practical world. Hence, this time USM IEEE Student Branch had decided to organise the robotic workshop once again and this time we head towards a secondary school located in Selangor, SMK Damansara Jaya. Same as usual, this programme had obtained the endorsement from PPN Petaling Jaya and the equipment was sponsored by CAS society. Mr Yong Bang Ming was the organizing chairman together with Dr. Mohd Tafir bin Mustaffaand and Dr. Rosmiwatibt Mohd Mokhtar as the project advisor of this robotic workshop.

          The workshop started at 2.30pm with some briefing on Robot building by Yong Bang Ming followed by the hands-on. Within the 3 hours of activity, all the participating student were able to finish all the hands-on task as given. Some student even able to think of some creative approach to complete the given task. Overall, the student feel excited and enjoyed the learning process all along the workshop.

2. Program

Time Event
12.00pm – 12.30pm arrive at SMK Damansara Jaya, setting up the workshop.
12.30pm – 12.50pm Theory and briefing on Robot Building
12.50pm – 2.30pm Robot building hands-on
2.30pm – 2.45pm Mini Demonstration by students
2.45pm – 2.50pm Souvenirs and photo session
3.00pm Program End


3. Organizing Committees


Dr Rosmiwati Mohd Mokhtar

Project Manager

Yong Bang Ming

Program Coordinator

Yeoh Hong Boon


Ooi Heivin
Chong Xin Rou
Kwong Ming You
Lee Zi Xian
Ooi Shen Ling
Chong Xin Rou
Lim Hoe Teng
Soong Xin Ern
Chaw Mun Jun
Andy Tan Wei Keat

4. Outcome

           From the workshop, the students able to think of some creative alternative methods in solving the given hands-on task and they actually take on the initiative to try write the code themself. This workshop was not only able to demonstrate the potential creativity of the students, but also succeeded in improving student in the aspect of knowledge gain, communication skill, working as a group, presentation skill etc. Thus, the objective to expose students with knowledge in robotics and develop interest to electrical and electronic engineering field was achieved.








6. Conclusion

Overall, the activity was a veritable successful with the school administrations and students giving praise and good feedbacks on the event. This will become a good drive for the USM IEEE Student Branch to have more of such event in the future.

Prepared by,
Yeoh Hong Boon,
USM IEEE Student Branch
USM Engineering Campus.



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