In-Depth has been going great! I met with my mentor last week and we discussed what I should bring in for the In-Depth night. She taught me about all these different components that are in my starter kit and how to use them. Like the RFID scanner, it can read the values of RFID cards (most cards that tap, like security badges). She also helped me finalize my plans for a robotic arm. For the In-Depth night, I’m going to bring in a robotic arm along with various mini projects like the RFID scanner, humidity sensor, and a LED screen. I will try to make more of these mini-projects but I don’t want to shoot too high and have my idea not work. Having lots of smaller projects allows me to make mistakes, but still have lots of work to show for In-Depth.
I have also written a reference letter as a thank you to one of my mentors.
April 22, 2018
Grade 9 Student
To Whom it May Concern:
Re: Reference letter for Miss Krueger
Ms. Krueger is a dedicated, hardworking teacher. I am a student at Gleneagle Secondary school and needed a mentor in the field of robotics. After many failed attempts to find one, I met Ms. Krueger at the robotics club at Heritage Woods and she agreed to mentor me even though she was extremely busy and I wasn’t one of her students. I knew figuratively nothing about robotics or Arduino. Now, after only a few mentoring sessions, I know how to use the Arduino UNO, breadboards, servos, RFID scanners, how to search components and much more.
Ms. Krueger will definitely make a fun, effective teacher. She was always patient with me and helped me get excited about robotics. She gave me tips that I could never have learned on my own.
I wish Ms. Krueger all the best.