The Mechatronics Revolution: Fundamentals and Core Concepts (edX)

The Mechatronics Revolution: Fundamentals and Core Concepts (edX)
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Familiarity with basic circuits and circuit components. Familiarity with Programming in one of either C, MATLAB, or Python The mechatronics lab kit, TI-RSLK-Mechkit
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The Mechatronics Revolution: Fundamentals and Core Concepts (edX)
In this course, students will learn to harness the power of microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators to build useful and interesting robotic devices. The Mechatronics Revolution is upon us. Never before has it been easier to build robotic devices and computer-controlled machines. The confluence of low-cost embedded computers, sensors, and actuators has made experimentation and prototyping easier than ever.

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Course modules will explore the mechatronics design process, fundamentals of microcontrollers, embedded systems programming, actuator control, and sensor interfacing. Through several hands-on labs, students will solidify their knowledge of core mechatronics concepts and gain real-world experience building their own mechatronic systems. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge they need to harness the Mechatronics Revolution.

To complete the lab assignments in the course, students must purchase the mechatronics lab kit, TI-RSLK-Mechkit. Purchase of the kit or its components is required for all students on the Verified track. The kit provides all the materials needed to complete the lab assignments and build a small robot. Currently Mouser does not deliver to a few specific regions and countries such as Nigeria. Students who cannot purchase the kit from Mouser can purchase the parts included in the kit separately from other vendors as described here.


What you'll learn

- Recognize and describe the elements of a microcontroller as well as the operating principles of motors, sensors, and circuits commonly used in mechatronic devices

- Create basic programs for microcontrollers using interrupt-driven programming

- Design and implement microcontroller programs that read from sensors and achieve appropriate actuator commands

- Implement a mechatronic device using actuators, sensors, and a microcontroller command processor


Syllabus


Module 1: Overview of Microcontrollers

Topic 1: What is Mechatronics?

Topic 2: Introduction to Microcontroller Technology


Module 2: Circuits and Electrical Components

Topic 1: Basic Circuit Concepts

Topic 2: Semiconductor Circuit Elements

Topic 3: Example Circuits for Mechatronic Devices


Module 3: Microcontroller Fundamentals

Topic 1: Integer Math

Topic 2: C Programming for Microcontrollers

Topic 3: General-Purpose Input Output

Topic 4: Interrupt-Driven Programming

Topic 5: Clocks and Timers


Module 4: Motors and Servos

Topic 1: Actuators for Mechatronic Systems

Topic 2: Brushed DC Motors

Topic 3: Pulse Width Modulation and Servo Control


Module 5: Sensors and Microcontroller Interfacing

Topic 1: Sensors for Mechatronic Systems

Topic 2: Analog-to-Digital Conversion

Topic 3: Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter (UART)

Topic 4: I2C and Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)

Topic 5: Examples of Sensor-Microcontroller Integration


Module 6: Building Mechatronic Systems

Topic 1: Building a Hexapod Robot

Topic 2: Building a Line Following Robot



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Course Auditing
125.00 EUR
Familiarity with basic circuits and circuit components. Familiarity with Programming in one of either C, MATLAB, or Python The mechatronics lab kit, TI-RSLK-Mechkit

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