Mechatronics is the integration of mechanisms, electronics, and control. This interdisciplinary course is primarily lab and project based, but also includes lectures to provide background in key underlying principles. The course’s main objective is to provide experience designing and prototyping a mechatronic or robotic system to accomplish a specific task or challenge. Topics include mechanism design, motor and sensor integration and theory, programming of microprocessors, mechanics prototyping, and the design process. Students will work in teams to complete a hardware-based final project. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics through calculus and linear algebra.
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