Instructor: Dr. Joseph A. Morgan, P.E. Office: F111B Telephone: 979-575-0128 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTC 489. Mechatronics I. (2-3). Credit 3.
The ENTC 489 Course Syllabus (available at howdy.tamu.edu) should be downloaded and reviewed. Students will have the opportunity to ask any clarification questions during the second class period. In addition, students should complete the Lab Safety requirements.
ENTC 489 encompasses the mechanical, electronic, software, and control aspects of embedded intelligence-based electro-mechanical systems with a focus on mobile platforms (robotics). The major topics covered in this course include:
2. Torque, Work, Energy
3. Four-bar Linkages
4. Heat Transfer
5. Dynamic Systems
6. Motor Characteristics
7. Velocity Measurement Methods and Techniques
12. Course Project
Students will work in teams of two in the laboratory which is structured to re-enforce the theory and principles taught in class. ENTC 489 - Mechatronics I is unique in that it utilizes an articulated suspension, deferentially controlled robot (ASEP II) as the target system for all laboratory activities and course project. Students will present the results of their research and development of sensor/actuator technologies that are interfaced to a myRIO embedded data acquisition and control system using the LabVIEW graphical programming environment.
Lesson 1 Slides are provided for reference purposes.
Students should be prepared to create a number of data acquisition and control systems using the myRIO embedded controller. Having a laptop with appropriate LabVIEW and myRIO graphical development tools in necessary to actively participate all lab activities.
This bracket will mate with the Basler Camera with no modifications. It can be modified to attach where you wish on your robot.