Welcome to our SWC Electronics Website!

The projects and written materials are intended for the student,
teacher, and amateur constructor.

Welcome Back Webmaster!
Victor Wang is entering the grade eleven international baccalau-
reate program. He is a keen mathematician, having won many
advanced awards. This is the second year that Victor has gener-
ously volunteered as webmaster. He is also the coding coach for
the Canadian Computing Competition 2017. Following a perfect
score in 2014, Victor placed second overall in the Junior Canadian
Computing Competition 2015. (No winners were declared for
CCC 2016.)

Student Volunteers Needed
  1. Website programming, uploading files, converting to pdf
  2. Photography


Diana Abundu Designs and Manufactures Robotic Hand with 3D Printer

Diana is a grade twelve student. During the past summer she used an open source 3D modeling application to design a robotic hand. Every phalange was rendered as a three-dimensional image. Each piece is hollow to allow for the internal tendons that are moved by servos. The individual pieces were manufactured with a 3D printer. She will soon begin programming servos to control the fingers and thumb. An Arduino Uno supplies the programming power.
Diana began the project in her grade eleven electronics class. She created a fully articulated index finger. In November, she will serve a one-week placement with a nonprofit company that makes and services assistive devices for the severely physically disabled. One of the interesting tasks will be the manufacture by hand of a sip-and-puff switch.

In the near future, we plan to include an illustrated record of Diana’s amazing robotic hand in our projects section.

Beaver Computing Challenge 2016 – November 7th , Room 109

Students in grade 7, 8, 9 & 10 can enter this fun competition.
No computer programming skills are needed. An interest
in mathematics and logic problems is desirable.
Please visit room 115, electronics and robotics to pay the
two dollar registration fee.
Beginning Monday, September 19th, join Erica Ho in a series of
logic problem workshops. They are held each Monday in room
115. Erica is a three-time winner of the Beaver Computing
Competition. In 2015, she successfully coached Churchill students
to our best ever results.
Previous BCC contest questions and solutions are found at


Competitors – please complete these activities.
Practice with the Online Grader at
Register for CCC 2017 at

Anthony Chang (Grad 2015) Speaks To Grade Ten Electronics Students

Mr. Anthony Chang visited Churchill electronics on Thursday, February 11.
He is completing a first year introductory engineering program at
the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia. Mr. Chang
plans to continue his studies in electrical engineering at the Vancouver
campus. He stressed the importance of the three electronics courses
which he took at Churchill. His friend, Ms. Celene Cao (Grad 2015) is
taking first year psychology at the main UBC campus. They shared their
experiences. With fifty thousand students enrolled, and classes of several
hundred, both agreed that the smaller Okanagan campus, or nearby
Langara College were more supportive learning environments. The grade
nine and ten students asked our guests many insightful questions.
We hope that Mr. Chang and Ms. Cao will return with an update.

Mike Yang Visits From the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2016, Mr. Mike Yang spoke to two senior
electronics classes. He shared his experiences as a second year
electrical engineering student. Mr. Yang is working closely with
computer science, structural engineering, and electrical engineering
students to design and build a mining robot. The robot will be entered
in a NASA competition at the Kennedy Space Centre this May.
Mr. Yang found the skills and knowledge that he gained in the Churchill
electronics program very useful in his studies, and his participation
in the Mars mining robot venture. We wish the team every success.

Digging the Dirt - Unique Robots Compete in Mining Competition
IRIS Takes Systems Engineering Approach in Lunabotics Competition

Electronics and Robotics
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
Vancouver, B.C.  Canada

November 20, 2016

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