Assignments, schedule, syllabus:
|(10/9: Vacation)||Taking apart printers, some quadrature intro||Day 2:
Homework #1 (due Monday)
|Day 3: Using the LMD18200 motor driver
chip. (using the surplus power
supplies we have)
Homework #2 (due next Monday)
|Day 4: Catch-up day, current sensing.||Day 5: Intro to control theory, Position control (1).|
|Day 6: Decoding quadrature, optimizing PIC code for speed||Day 7: Motor modeling, Position control (2)||Day 8: Intro to theory of h-bridge design, Position control
Homework #3: Design a motor driver.
|Day 9: Related topics: Building your own motor drivers||Day 10: Related topics: Driving AC loads, stepper and hobbyist RC servo motors||Day 11: TBA|
Other useful resources:
Details of the power supplies we bought
Some quick notes about the motors, including encoder pinouts
Where to buy mechanical and electrical components (surplus or new)
Datasheets of the components we use
Topics will be some subset of (depending on time and interest):
Some prior electronics and programmable microcontroller experience required (the REC microcontroller seminar is acceptable preparation).
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