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M.E. Program Video series

Last year I was very fortunate to get the chance to work with the M.E. Program in the Hunter region of New South Wales.  With the need for more Engineering and Technically trained employees in the Hunter region, a group of industry partners got together to form the ME program and look at ways of supporting schools and helping students experience and explore the career opportunities that are possible in the manufacturing industry.

Amongst other activities, they put together a 'Living Toolbox' of lessons and resources that highlight various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  I was asked to help out with a number of Robotics focussed videos that touched on each of these areas.

I did videos for the following topics

  • Circumference
  • Decimals
  • Simple Angles
  • Calculating speed
  • Regular polygons
  • Graphing
  • How ultrasonic sensors work
  • How Light sensors work


You can see the Living Toolbox and all its fantastic lessons here (not just robotics)-


This is just Video #1, click here if you want the whole playlist - ME Robotics Playlist

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Reader Comments (2)

Damien I am just so curious, why does the Aussie Department of Defence sponsoring the ME program when it has no relations with defending Australia?

June 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeffrey Jahja

I'm guessing that the Australian Department of Defence considers any project that increases technical skill level to be a good thing. It might not directly benefit them in the short term, but they are probably looking at a much longer timeframe.

June 25, 2014 | Registered CommenterDamien Kee

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