Guidelines, Rules and Procedures
- Course Administration and Procedures
- Day 1: Introduction to Mechatronics Course
- Day 1: Digital vs. Analog and AC vs. DC
- Day 1: Soldering, Multimeters, Power Supplies, and Breadboards
Note: ONLY CUT USE THE BNC CABLES IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN CUT FOR THIS EXERCISE!
- Day 2: Bits, Bytes, and Binary
- Day 2: Leds and Buttons, first time--the analog world
- Day 3: Intro to Arduino---Mega and Teensy
Grab a Mega and a Teensy for your use this semester.
- Day 3 and 4: Signal Generators and Oscilloscopes
- All About Serial
- Day 5: Wall Wart and Power Supplies
- Day 6: Disassembling a Power Supply and Conversion of a Power Supply to a Lab Supply
View the video here:
We don't want you to disassemble a power supply because it could be dangerous, but if you did decide to do it remember to unplug the supply and discharge the capacitors by touching the green and black wires on the large ATX connector! We have added some photos from when we did it.
On the other hand you might wish to convert a computer power supply to a lab supply. Here are what others have done.
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE APART ANY WORKING POWER SUPPLIES. WE HAVE PLENTY OF SCRAP ONES TO USE FOR THE CHAMBER.
- Day 7: Op Amps and Voltage Dividers
- Day 8: Measuring Fan Speed
- Day 8: Controlling fan speed
- Day 9: Chamber Construction 1; Wire Harness
- Day 9: Chamber 2; power, light and relay
- Day 10: Chamber 3; powering circuitry
- Day 11: Chamber 4; LED, button
- Day 11 and 12; Chamber 5, controlling relay
- Day 13: Chamber 7; temperature sensor
- Day 13 and 14: Chamber 8; graphing with processing
*Or with MATLAB. The goal is to visualize data collected by the Teensy/Arduino in pseudo-realtime
- Day 14: Chamber 9; LCD display
- Day 15; Chamber 10; adding set point
- Day 15 and 16; Chamber 11; graphing set point in processing
- Day 16: Chamber 12; 3 LEDs
- Day 18: Chamber 15; simple temperature control
- Day 19: Chamber 16; additional temperature sensors
- Thermal chamber and Adafruit Huzzah ESP8266 example code and libraries
- Day 19 and 20: Arduino on web, ethernet shield; Project 2
- Day 20: Chamber 17; Xively, data to web
- Day 21: Chamber 18; settings from web, PHP and SQL, Project 3
Look at Getting to cPanel Instructions for login information.
In sample code anywhere you see 427access.com use ais.sites.lehigh.edu and for the site IP address replace 209,217,224,101 with 126.96.36.199 (the current IP address of the server). This address can be checked in cPanel on the left under "shared IP address"
- Day ???: Microcontrollers and AVR Butterfly
- Day ????? Advanced topics, Possibly within Project 2