The study aimed to design and build a low-cost robotic arm trainer and learning platform for Senior High School (K-12), Industrial Technology, and Information Technology students of Bulacan State University. The project will help private schools that are catering K-12 program. The survey method of research was used in the study. Comparative market research and survey was also conducted in designing and building the low-cost robotic trainer. The respondents were teachers and instructors of Electronics, Embedded Systems and Information Technology in different private high Schools, Colleges, and Universities. It is a finding that most academic institution has no robotic trainer for their electronics subjects and not ready for the vocational readiness with respect on robotics and automation. The trainer aid students in the various course subjects like Embedded Systems, Capstone, Industrial Electronics, Digital Logic Design, PLC Programming, Basic Automation, Microprocessor Interfacing Techniques, and can even be the platform of Voc-Tech and STEM strands of Senior High School of Department of Education. The factors that constitute the design are its low-cost price, platform adaptation to Outcome-Based Education, ability to learn hardware programming by the students in a not so intricate programming language, adaptation to the open systems of different hardware modules like sensors and actuators, and ability to prepare high school students for robotics engineering course.
The study aimed to construct a device that will be helpful for every automotive mechanic in terms of bleeding automobiles brakes and clutch system. The Hydraulic Brake and Clutch Bleeder was fabricated from locally available materials making it more cost effective. The device is operated by one person that simplifies the task of bleeding the system, and with less chance for the wear and tear of parts that may occur during the process. The device is users friendly with fewer operation procedures.
The Hydraulic Brake and Clutch Bleeder was evaluated by the experts and automotive technician from the various automotive shop and also persons who have knowledge about automobile. It was evaluated based on three (3) criteria such as functionality, efficiency and effectiveness, and safety. The Hydraulic Brake and Clutch Bleeder was rated by 30 respondents from the academe and industry. It gained an overall rating 4.55 which means that the device is highly acceptable.
Alternative concepts must be expressed by the students for us; teachers would know then and look some ways to help address this problem.
The study aimed to explore students’ conceptual understanding of heat and temperature. It attempts to answer the level of the common conception of the 2nd year BS Architecture students of Bulacan State University and their existing alternative conceptions on heat and temperature.
Descriptive survey method was used in this research to probe the common conceptual understanding of students. Data gathered were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively based on students’ answers derived from the 20-item modified HTCE, which is a free response and multiple choice exam. The researcher concentrated in investigating the common conceptions of the students’ written responses to the test.
The respondents were purposively chosen by the researcher during the 1st semester of the school year 2016-2017 which utilized five integral sections of BS Architecture students of Bulacan State University and are currently taking their Mechanics and Heat (Physics 212) course.
Results revealed that students have their prevailing alternative conceptions and beliefs that are embedded in their minds as shown in their responses.