Labs for the Quanser QNET Mechatronic Actuators Board
This set of labs introduce a variety of actuators commonly used in mechatronic systems. Each lab teaches students about the fundamentals of an actuator, design considerations, common specifications, interfacing, and operation. Through hands-on experimentation, students learn principles of electromagnetic actuation, linear and PWM actuators, brushed and brushless DC motors, stepper motors, and servos. Each ABET-aligned lab includes an overview of theory, in lab exercises, and assessments.