## Week 1 - Course Overview; Mechanical Design; Circuits Review

Description of the main objectives of the class, the organization
of the lab and the final project. Review of steering mechanisms, propulsion methods and 3D printing.
Quick review of circuits.

### Suggested reading

- System Dynamics Ch. 6: Electrical and Electromechanical Systems

### Homework (Optional)

Homework #1

Homework #1 - Solution

## Week 2 - Intro to Arduino Programming; Data Acquisition

### Suggested reading

- System Dynamics p. 563-564 Digital control systems

## Week 3 - Intro to Time and Frequency Domains; Filters

### Suggested reading

- System Dynamics Ch. 8: System Analysis in the Frequency Domain

### Homework (Optional)

Homework #2

Homework #2 - Solution

## Week 4 - Intro to Statistics and Controls; Power control with Mosfets; How DC Brushed Motors Work;

### 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

DC Brushed motor explanation

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 5 - P-type and PI-type controllers; Second Order Systems

Lazytown the Mine song

### Suggested reading

### Homework

Homework #4

Homework #4 - Solution

## Week 8 - Experimental Design; Mathematical Modelling

## Week 9 - Experimental Verification

## Week 10 - Final Project: Section Competitions