General topic of the learning path

Robotics in Biotechnology
Specific name of the learning unit

Building the Bionic Hand
Target user age

17-19 years
Learner prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Physics, Mathematics, IT, Biology
Description of the learning unit

The final practical result – to make a part of a bionic hand prototype. Here teachers and students will be acquainted with bionic manipulators principles, with the 3D printing and 3D modeling techniques, how to visually/graphically program a microcontroller and make the bionic fingers move depending on the buttons pushed by the user. 

Practical exercises involve: Tinkercad 3D graphics modeling; Participation in the 3D printing procedure; Practical programming and experimentation with the constructed bionic hand parts.

Subject involved

Mathematics, Physics, Information technology, Biology

Bionics, 3D modeling, 3D printing, Arduino, Robotics
Key-skills, abilities, knowledge that can be acquired

Problem-solving, design thinking. Knowledge about bionic and robotic manipulators, knowledge about 3D printing principles. Knowledge about different 3D modeling software types. Skils of 3D modeling and visual programming of AVR controllers.
Resources and didactic tools used

Web-based resources, research papers,
Evaluation criteria and assessment

Different levels of concept knowledge, abilities and skills achieved