The purpose of this short seminar is to both acquaint you with the basics of using sensors with a microprocessor and expose you to a wide range of different sensors that you might find useful in the future.
|4/16: Vacation||4/18: Intro to sensors, characterizing the analog behavior of the digital TTL and Schmidt Trigger inputs. Biasing two-terminal resistive sensors.|
|4/23: Using synchronous sensing to build a good reflectance sensor. How to use more complicated synchronous sensing to build a phenomenal reflectance sensor.||4/25: Capacitive sensing. "Proximity sensing" of humans using a capacitive antenna.|
|4/30: Signal conditioning and analog and digital filtering||5/2: Digital interfacing to sensors.|
|5/7: (no class this day)||5/9: Optical encoders (position sensors in high-performance motor systems). Quadrature decoding.|
|5/14: Quadrature decoding, day 2. Basic motor speed/position control||5/16: Fancy, expensive sensors. Field trip?|
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