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.
In this lab, students begin by studying and implementing a state machine system architecture to configure the mechatronic systems board to scan an image without requiring user input. Then, the student will complete a culminating goal-directed line following project in which they will configure the full system, including image processing, position control, and state machine architecture, to accomplish the task.
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
Describe the theoretical operation of state machines.
Design a state-flow diagram for a finite-state machine.
Develop a task-space algorithm to meet required performance goals.
Explain the process of interconnecting low-level function loops.
Calibrate thresholding algorithms for required behavior.
Configure vision area of interest to limit input data.
Analyze unexpected or erroneous behavior in task-space control.
Differential Equations or equivalent
Linear Algebra or equivalent
Dynamic Systems or equivalent
Introduction to Programming or equivalent
Basic experience with LabVIEW
LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.
NI ELVIS III
Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.
Quanser QNET Mechatronic Systems Board
The Quanser QNET Mechatronic Systems Add-On Board is NI's most comprehensive solution to teaching mechatronics. This board includes a four-bar linkage system, DC motors, encoders, and a camera for system-level lab challenges on tasks such as vision, image processing, and low-level signal aspects...