So, you've made an LED blink, you've switched it on and off through software & I/O, and controlled intensity using PWM. What's next?
How about making things move with motors? From simple DC motors to servos and steppers we'll learn motor control and what it takes to drive different motor types, and use some relays, transistors and dedicated motor control modules/shields.
Level: Novice through Intermediate, should be comfortable with the IDE and breadboarding.
Format: Freestyle and learn at your own pace with hands-on building of circuits and code. Lecture and presentation portion of class will be under 15 minutes, and then you're off on your way building and controlling motors. Demonstrations and labwork will include position control with servo and stepper motors, as well as controlling a simple DC motor through software and integrating an external sensor into the control loop.
Assistance will be provided as needed and will include demonstration and explanation of operation as needed or requested.
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Class and Lab Fees: