This is an online, interactive lab that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this lab, assign them to students, and view student progress.
This is an online, interactive course that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this course, assign them to students, and view student progress.
This lab explores angular displacement measurements using a potentiometer and an incremental encoder. Students will calibrate both sensors for accurately measuring angular displacements, and will examine decoding algorithms for encoders.
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
Understand the voltage dividing properties of a potentiometer.
Calibrate the output of a potentiometer in terms of angular displacement.
Determine an encoder's pulses-per-revolution.
Examine non-quadrature, X2, and X4 decoding.
Calibrate the output of an encoder in terms of angular displacement.
Observe the effect of low sampling on the accuracy of measured data.
Physics I or equivalent
Calculus I or equivalent
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