About Student-initiated courses

Supported by the Innovation Academy, a student-initiated course is a student-run experiential activity to design, develop and teach a course on a technology-related topic under the supervision of a Faculty Advisor. By creating a peer-learning community, students can share their knowledge and skills with fellow students. Besides, “learning
by teaching” helps to train up students’ confidence, organizational, communication and leadership skills.

Poster
Available courses in Semester 1, AY2022/23
Course code Hosting Team Course title Course outline Registration
2022/23-SIC-01
HKU Robocon
Introduction to Mechanical Design for Robotic System
2022/23-SIC-02
HKU Robocon
Introduction to Robotics Electronics System and Software Design
2022/23-SIC-03
RoboMaster
RoboMaster Mechanical Sub-Team Training Program
2022/23-SIC-04
RoboMaster
RoboMaster Hardware Sub-Team Training Program
2022/23-SIC-05
BREED HKU
BREED Introduction to Robotics
2022/23-SIC-06
HKU Astar
AI and Robotics: An Introduction by HKU Astar
Course Description

The following topics will be covered:

  • Design and draw circuits.
  • Create and edit designs, symbols and hierarchical designs.
  • Understand the working principles of motors.
  • Understand the working principles of motors driver circuits.
  • Learn different soldering techniques and how to use basic electronic equipment                                                  such as oscilloscopes and multimeters.
  • PCB Design using Altium or KiCad.
  • Using STM boards.
  • Designing custom PCBs for arm microcontrollers.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able :

  • to design and construct circuits
  • to design and produce Printed Circuit Boards
  • to apply various peripherals on STM boards
  • to solve engineering problems as a member of a team
  • to use IT in communication
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