A Software Package to Facilitate Teaching Introductory Level Mechatronics

2005-06-15
Bayar, Gökhan
Ölçücüoğlu, Orhan
Koku, Ahmet Buğra
Sekmen, Ali
This paper describes a software package that is designed to facilitate teaching an introductory course on Mechatronics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University. This course attracts students from multiple disciplines. Being offered at the third semester, rather than focusing on theoretical aspects of different disciplines, this course focuses on the system integration aspect of Mechatronics systems and emphasizes this with hands-on laboratory exercises and a semester project. The semester project requires the design and construction of a simple closed loop system. To make the programming aspect of these projects easier, it is intended to develop the necessary software on a PC rather than an embedded platform. To facilitate this, a software package is developed. With the help of this package and a microcontroller board (Basic Stamp 2), students can easily setup simple closed loop systems, interface them to the computer and design a controller in Matlab or Simulink.
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G. Bayar, O. Ölçücüoğlu, A. B. Koku, and A. Sekmen, “A Software Package to Facilitate Teaching Introductory Level Mechatronics,” Portland, OR; United States, 2005, p. 12819, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/85877.