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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ME 191 - Computer Applications in Engineering II

1 lecture hours 2 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
The purpose of this course is to apply the model and algorithm development methods from ME 190  to hands-on “hardware-in-the-loop” applications. Applications in data acquisition, robotics and mechatronics will be emphasized. (prereq: ME 190 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Have applied concepts of structured programming in the control of electromechanical systems
  • Have implemented computer-based data acquisition systems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Programming

Course Topics
  • Programming with the Labjack interface device (1 class)
  • Digital I/O (1 class)
  • Analog I/O (1 class)
  • Control of Stepper Motors (2 classes)
  • Introduction of Robotics (2 classes)
  • Design Projects (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Discrete I/O - Pushbuttons and LEDS
  • Analog I/O - DC Motors and Solar Cells
  • Control of a Stepper Motor
  • Coordinated Control of a Two-Axis Positioning System
  • Single-Axis Control of a Robot
  • Coordinated Control of a Multi-Axis Robot
  • Student Design Projects

William Farrow

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