Week 1 - Course Overview; Circuits Review; Fabrication Basics

Description of the main objectives of the class, the organization of the lab and the final project. Quick review of circuits.

Lecture 2 notes (Circuits Review)

Lecture 3 notes (Robot Design)

Suggested reading

  • System Dynamics Ch. 6: Electrical and Electromechanical Systems

Homework (Optional)

Homework #1

Homework #1 - Solution

Week 2 - Circit Analysis; Intro to Arduino Programming

Lecture 4 notes (Electrical Power)

Lecture 6 notes (1st Order ODEs)

Suggested reading

  • System Dynamics p. 563-564 Digital control systems

Week 4 - How DC Brushed Motors Work; Intro to Controls

Lecture 10 notes (DC Brushed Motors)

Lecture 11 notes (Control Concepts blank)

Lecture 11 notes (Control Concepts filled in)

Suggested reading

  • System Dynamics Ch. 6.5,6.6: Electric Motors
  • System Dynamics Ch. 9.5 Introduction to Block Diagrams
  • System Dynamics Ch. 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 Introduction to Feedback Control Systems

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DC Brushed motor movie

DC Brushed motor animation

Characteristics of DC motors

DC motor calculations

Mathematical modeling of DC motors

Useful conversion

Inside a servomotor

Inside a servomotor 2

Homework (Optional)

Homework #3

Homework #3 - Solution

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Week 8 - Experimental Design; Mathematical Modelling

Week 9 - Experimental Verification

Week 10 - Final Project: Section Competitions