Technology Enrichment Session 4: Electronics

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Technology Enrichment Session 4: Electronics"

Transcription

1 Technology Enrichment Session 4: Electronics 10/23/2015 Visit us at:

2 Today s Agenda Electricity primer Safety Control Systems Common Tools and Techniques Common Robotic Components Cable Management

3 Electrical Basics Electrical Power Source Most often a battery Electrcity flows from positive to negative- the terminals on a battery This is called polarity An electrical circuit works only when it forms a loop starting from the + terminal and ending at the - terminal

4 Electrical Circuit A very simple circuit where a battery is driving a motor

5 Voltage and Current Voltage - Potential difference of charge between two pts. Current - The rate at which charge flows through a section of the circuit Voltage is cause and current is its effect

6 Resistance & Ohm s Law

7 Wiring Types of Wire Solid Core Wire Contains continuous length of solid metal/conductor More rigid- can fail due to bending Preferred for permanent installations and soldering Stranded Wire Contains multiple strands of metal More flexible

8 Wiring Wires are measured by gauges (AWG) Determines how thick the wire is Lower number is thicker, and can carry more current Common wire sizes for FRC 6 AWG for battery in FRC (very high current connection) AWG usually for connecting motors >26 AWG for connecting sensors

9 Connectors PWM Pin header Male pins, and Female casing with a connection Mostly for PWM and I/O connections

10 Connectors WAGO Connector A class of connectors that secure cables generally through snap connects Found on the Power Distribution board in FRC Usually needs a screwdriver to open

11 Connectors Lugs and Ring Connectors Connects cable to a device by bolting it together Often used to connect the battery or motor controllers

12 Connectors Anderson Powerpole Connector Connects power cables usually to batteries Quick connect allows for easy replacement

13 Tools & Techniques: Crimping Crimp Tool Crushes a metal connector around wire Most often used to attach a connector to a wire

14 Tools & Techniques: Soldering Soldering Iron Solder- Specially formulated metal Soldering Iron is used to quickly melt metal to join metal wires, pins, and points on a circuit board

15 Tools and Techniques- Wire Strippers Removes insulation from a wire, so that you can access the conducting metal

16 Tools and Techniques- Multi-Meter Measures the current, voltage, and connectivity of an electric circuit Uses probes to measure into the circuit. Measure voltage in parallel to the circuit Measure Current, and connectivity in series

17 Techniques- Measuring Voltage Measure voltage in parallel to the circuit Example:

18 Techniques- Measuring Current Measure voltage in parallel to the circuit Example:

19 Electrical Safety Always wear Eye Protection: Goggles Do Not Complete a circuit with YOURSELF! Use plastic gloves if needed. When Soldering, remember to unplug it and let it cool down before putting it away. Do Not Play around with it!!! Replace any damaged wires and Secure any loose wires Always be cautious of your surrounding and other people Do not wear any metal hand jewelry while working on circuits

20 Electrical Components Battery Power Distribution Radio Controller NXT Brick, RoboRio, Vex Cortex Motor Controller Sensors

21 The Battery 12 Volt DC Battery Connects through the breaker to turn on the robot 120 Volt breaker Discharges over time Even faster if under use, like driving the robot Make sure to keep it charged

22 Power Distribution Panel Allows other parts of the robot to use the battery power safely Contains connectors for: 12 Volt connection to motors 12 Volt to supply the VRM, RoboRio, and Pneumatic Module Fuses to prevent high current draw from damaging your robot CAN connection to get diagnostics on RoboRIO

23 Voltage Regulator Module and Pneumatic Module The VRM Supplies regulated 5V power to important devices Radio Camera The Pneumatics Module provides power pneumatic hardware Solenoid drivers to drive the pneumatic valves Circuit to power compressor, with pressure switch cutoff Controlled over CAN

24 Radio The radio communicates to the field and driver Allows the competition to enable the robot to play Is a normal wireless router that you might find in your house Connects to the RoboRio over ethernet All communication is over internet protocols New Radio for 2016, not sure about power

25 Pneumatics Solenoid Valves drive open a valve when a signal is applied, and allows air to drive cylinder Either 12 or 24 Volt solenoids, controlled by jumper on Pneumatic Module Compressor charges pneumatic storage tanks with compressed air Runs off of 12v from the Pneumatic Module Wired into a pressure switch to turn off when a certain pressure is reached for safety

26 Motor Controllers Takes in 12V from the PDP, and outputs between 0-12V to the motor based on signal from RoboRio 2 Options for motor controllers Talon SRX and Victor SP PWM is most common, allows for control of the motor voltage with PWM signal CAN allows control of the motor over the CAN bus and allows for more advanced controls and feedback, but is much harder to utilize Only available on the Talon SRX

27 The Controller FRC Controller is the RoboRio and runs the software to control the robot The Robot Signal Light is attached to show the state of your robot during the match Manages the input and output for the motors and sensors PWM pins to drive motors Digital I/O pins for sensors Analog Input Pins for sensors I2C,CAN,SPI bus pins USB, and Ethernet ports

28 FRC Wiring Diagram

29 Sensor Basics Sensors are useful to determine what state your robot is in, and make more reliable programming Allows you to know where you are instead of guessing Many types of sensors that allow you to know specific things about your robot

30 Sensor Types Switches and Buttons Acceleration and Motion Sensors Accelerometer Gyro Rotational Sensors Digital Encoder Potentiometer Hall Effect Sensor(Magnetic Sensor) Rangefinder Ultrasonic Rangefinder IR Sensor Camera

31 Switches and Buttons Completes or breaks a circuit when a condition is met Usually a lever or button, but can be something like pressure or a magnet in the area. The signal is high either or low when the switch is closed If the signal is high when closed that means the switch is normally open If it is low then it is normally closed (Pneumatic pressure switch) Keep track what type of switch it is, especially if you are connecting it to hardware (like the pneumatic pressure switch) Uses: Setting limits for an arm Pneumatic pressure switch

32 Accelerometer Measures acceleration- how fast an object changes velocity Constantly measures gravity downward Possible to measure position over short distances by double integrating the reading Uses: Knowing if the robot is tilted Measuring movement over small distances

33 Gyroscope Measures changes in orientation or angular velocity Pitch: tilt up and down Roll: tilt side to side Yaw: tilt around the upwards axis Yaw is hopefully the only measurement needed for a FRC robot Gets noisy readings and becomes inaccurate over time Uses: Keep constant heading while moving Get field centric control for a holonomic drive

34 Potentiometer Changes voltage as it turns, due to the variable resistor 0 at minimum rotation and 5V at fully rotated Only limited degree of motion (usually ) Some can wrap around, but the voltage resets Good for when there is only one rotation being measured Uses: Measure position of an arm

35 Encoder Counts the marks on a disk as it spins by, the count tells how many fractions of a rotation there has been The fraction depends on the number of marks, or cycles per revolution Since it is just a count the rotation is continuous, and doesn t reset after a revolution Does require a starting point to start from This is usually done with a limit switch Uses: Distance driven by the robot Height of an elevator lift

36 Magnet Sensor Measures the magnetic field around the sensor Functions most often as a switch or an encoder The encoder functions by counting every time a magnet on a rotating disk passes under the sensor Uses: Track rotational motion by counting the magnet on a wheel Put setpoint positions on an arm

37 Ultrasonic Rangefinder Produces an ultrasonic sound, and measures the time to hear a reflection By knowing the speed of sound you can measure distance This is often done in the software libraries or onboard the sensor Can cause inaccurate readings at close distance or certain jaggy geometry (such as corners) Uses: Measures the distance to a goal Check if you are close to a wall to prevent a collision

38 Infrared Sensor Measures infrared radiation Can measure pulses, or radiant heat Uses: Use IR pulse and wait for reflection to use as a rangefinder Locate IR targets in FTC, but not used often in FRC

39 Camera Creates an computer readable image This image can be manipulated and analyzed to provide additional information Use image processing and computer vision techniques This is very difficult to do well, especially in teleop Uses: Give the human driver another view of the field Perform computer vision to target a goal Score when a certain visual signal is given in auto, this usually gives bonus points

40 Cable management tips Use zip ties to hold wires in place. Label wires properly. Ideally, you should be able to unplug all wires and know where they go from the labels. Plan ahead when it comes to your electronics board layout. Cut wires to correct lengths. Needlessly long wires only get in the way.

41 Wire management Ideas Cable Carriers Protects wiring and allows maneuvering of wires easily when wires need to extend to high heights on robot Tubing Sleeves Velcro Wraps/Fasteners A good substitute for zip ties, and can be taken off easily if needed to access those wires.

FRC WPI Robotics Library Overview

FRC WPI Robotics Library Overview FRC WPI Robotics Library Overview Contents 1.1 Introduction 1.2 RobotDrive 1.3 Sensors 1.4 Actuators 1.5 I/O 1.6 Driver Station 1.7 Compressor 1.8 Camera 1.9 Utilities 1.10 Conclusion Introduction In this

More information

Odyssey of the Mind Technology Fair. Simple Electronics

Odyssey of the Mind Technology Fair. Simple Electronics Simple Electronics 1. Terms volts, amps, ohms, watts, positive, negative, AC, DC 2. Matching voltages a. Series vs. parallel 3. Battery capacity 4. Simple electronic circuit light bulb 5. Chose the right

More information

Pneumatic Control Module User s Guide

Pneumatic Control Module User s Guide Pneumatic Control Module User s Guide Revision 1.3 Cross The Road Electronics www.crosstheroadelectronics.com Cross The Road Electronics Page 1 1/24/2016 Table of Contents 1. Pneumatics Control Module

More information

i ChatterBox! Motorcycle Security

i ChatterBox! Motorcycle Security i Before you Start the Installation * Please read this manual to become familiar with the requirements necessary to complete the installation. * Use a high quality multi-meter to test all wires before

More information

Magnetic Levitation Kit Parts and layout

Magnetic Levitation Kit Parts and layout Parts and layout This kit contains all the components needed to build a working circuit that can control the levitation of a small permanent magnet EXCEPT the electromagnet that you provide. The electromagnet

More information

WOT Box Installation Instructions VW GTI MKV 2.0T

WOT Box Installation Instructions VW GTI MKV 2.0T WOT Box Installation Instructions VW GTI MKV 2.0T Connector Pinout Pin Color AWG Name Description 1 Yellow 18 IG #1 Connect to Ignition Coil #1 Trigger Signal VIOLET / GRAY 2 Black 18 Ground Connect to

More information

Subject: Circuit Board troubleshooting Bulletin

Subject: Circuit Board troubleshooting Bulletin Subject: Circuit Board troubleshooting Bulletin Problem Statement: The heater lead connections on circuit board (PN 150132) used on many 208 or 240 volt LAC, LBB, LCC, LCD, RAD, and RFD Despatch ovens

More information

INTRODUCTION TO SERIAL ARM

INTRODUCTION TO SERIAL ARM INTRODUCTION TO SERIAL ARM A robot manipulator consists of links connected by joints. The links of the manipulator can be considered to form a kinematic chain. The business end of the kinematic chain of

More information

WxGoos-1 Climate Monitor Installation Instructions Page 1. Connections. Setting an IP Address

WxGoos-1 Climate Monitor Installation Instructions Page 1. Connections. Setting an IP Address Instructions Page 1 Connections The WxGoos-1 is a self-contained web server and requires 6vdc of power at 300ma. A center-positive 2.1 mm plug is used. There are five ports: 1. 10/100 Ethernet RJ-45 receptacle

More information

STUDY GUIDE: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

STUDY GUIDE: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM 319 S. Naperville Road Wheaton, IL 60187 www.questionsgalore.net Phone: (630) 580-5735 E-Mail: info@questionsgalore.net Fax: (630) 580-5765 STUDY GUIDE: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM An atom is made of three

More information

RADIANT PLASMA 4700 Plasma Spark Generator

RADIANT PLASMA 4700 Plasma Spark Generator RADIANT PLASMA 4700 Plasma Spark Generator Installation Guide / User Manual A S P A R K O F F R E S H A I R Aquapulser.com Contents 1 Introduction 2 1.1 About the Product....................................

More information

AGELKOM CAP04 Plasma and Oxy Fuel Torch height control for sheet metal cutting machines Height Sensor & Controller

AGELKOM CAP04 Plasma and Oxy Fuel Torch height control for sheet metal cutting machines Height Sensor & Controller AGELKOM CAP04 Plasma and Oxy Fuel Torch height control for sheet metal cutting machines Height Sensor & Controller 8 PIN INTERFACE CAP 04 CAPACITIVE HEIGHT CONTROLLER DOWN IN POSITION UP CABLE FAULT Description:

More information

Quickie Rhapsody Service Manual

Quickie Rhapsody Service Manual Quickie Rhapsody Service Manual 2006 Sunrise Medical Inc. 101976 Rev A Quickie Rhapsody Service Manual Contents Introduction... 0.1 VR2 Controller... 0.2 Plugs/Connectors... 0.3 Basic Tool List & Main

More information

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Viewline 52 mm

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Viewline 52 mm -5 Safety information The product was developed, manufactured and inspected according to the basic safety requirements of EC Guidelines and state-of-the-art technology. The instrument is designed for use

More information

Servo Info and Centering

Servo Info and Centering Info and Centering A servo is a mechanical motorized device that can be instructed to move the output shaft attached to a servo wheel or arm to a specified position. Inside the servo box is a DC motor

More information

MAE106 Laboratory Exercises Lab # 3 Open-loop control of a DC motor

MAE106 Laboratory Exercises Lab # 3 Open-loop control of a DC motor MAE106 Laboratory Exercises Lab # 3 Open-loop control of a DC motor University of California, Irvine Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Goals To understand and gain insight about how a

More information

WIRE, TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR REPAIR CONDUCTORS

WIRE, TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR REPAIR CONDUCTORS CONDUCTORS Conductors are needed to complete the path for electrical current to flow from the power source to the working devices and back to the power source. Special wiring is needed for battery cables

More information

Electricity and Multimeters

Electricity and Multimeters APPENDIX APPENDIX EF Electricity and Multimeters T his appendix gives you a general introduction to what electricity is and how it is measured. In addition, you will learn to use a multimeter to measure

More information

15-1. ELECTRICAL POWER STEERING SYSTEM. Mechanism Diagram 15-1-1

15-1. ELECTRICAL POWER STEERING SYSTEM. Mechanism Diagram 15-1-1 Mechanism Diagram 15-1-1 GENERAL During assembly/installation, use the torque values and service products as in this section. WARNING! Torque wrench tightening specifications must be strictly adhered to.

More information

SYSTEM 4C. C R H Electronics Design

SYSTEM 4C. C R H Electronics Design SYSTEM 4C C R H Electronics Design SYSTEM 4C All in one modular 4 axis CNC drive board By C R Harding Specifications Main PCB & Input PCB Available with up to 4 Axis X, Y, Z, A outputs. Independent 25

More information

I Click on a link tab to jump to that page. Cover Page

I Click on a link tab to jump to that page. Cover Page Publication, Duplication, or Retransmission Of This Document Not Expressly Authorized n Writing By The nstall Doctor s Prohibited. Protected By U.S. Copyright Laws. 1997,1998,1999,2000. Factory Radio Other

More information

Talon and Talon SR User Manual

Talon and Talon SR User Manual Talon and Talon SR User Manual Brushed DC motor controller Version 1.3 Cross the Road Electronics, LLC www.crosstheroadelectronics.com Cross The Road Electronics, LLC Page 1 4/2/2013 Device Overview Clear,

More information

Hardware Connections between Arduino and IMU Nori Wilkins Apr. 5, 2013

Hardware Connections between Arduino and IMU Nori Wilkins Apr. 5, 2013 Hardware Connections between Arduino and IMU Nori Wilkins Apr. 5, 2013 Abstract Sensors are commonly used throughout many world wide applications. Out of many sensors that are used, the inertial measurement

More information

PS-6.2 Explain the factors that determine potential and kinetic energy and the transformation of one to the other.

PS-6.2 Explain the factors that determine potential and kinetic energy and the transformation of one to the other. PS-6.1 Explain how the law of conservation of energy applies to the transformation of various forms of energy (including mechanical energy, electrical energy, chemical energy, light energy, sound energy,

More information

Servo Motors (SensorDAQ only) Evaluation copy. Vernier Digital Control Unit (DCU) LabQuest or LabPro power supply

Servo Motors (SensorDAQ only) Evaluation copy. Vernier Digital Control Unit (DCU) LabQuest or LabPro power supply Servo Motors (SensorDAQ only) Project 7 Servos are small, relatively inexpensive motors known for their ability to provide a large torque or turning force. They draw current proportional to the mechanical

More information

AGELKOM CAP04 Plasma and Oxy Fuel Torch height control for sheet metal cutting machines Height Sensor & Controller

AGELKOM CAP04 Plasma and Oxy Fuel Torch height control for sheet metal cutting machines Height Sensor & Controller 6 PIN INTERFACE CONNECTOR HEIGHT CONTROL KNOB CAP 04 CAPACITIVE HEIGHT CONTROLLER DOWN IN POSITION UP TOUCH CABLE FAULT AGELKOM CAP04 Plasma and Oxy Fuel Torch height control for sheet metal cutting machines

More information

12 Volt 30 Amp Digital Solar Charge Controller

12 Volt 30 Amp Digital Solar Charge Controller 12 Volt 30 Amp Digital Solar Charge Controller User s Manual WARNING Read carefully and understand all INSTRUCTIONS before operating. Failure to follow the safety rules and other basic safety precautions

More information

INSTALLATION MANUAL 3RP / 5RP 4-BUTTON SERIES VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEMS

INSTALLATION MANUAL 3RP / 5RP 4-BUTTON SERIES VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEMS 3RP / 5RP 4-BUTTON SERIES VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEMS INSTALLATION MANUAL Before you begin the installation Read the INSTRUCTIONS! Always use a multi-meter when verifying vehicle wiring. Before mounting the

More information

Mojotone Blackface Vibro Champ Style Amp Kit Instruction Manual

Mojotone Blackface Vibro Champ Style Amp Kit Instruction Manual Mojotone Blackface Vibro Champ Style Amp Kit Instruction Manual Tools needed for build: 40 W Soldering Iron Wire Cutters / Stripper Needle Nose Pliers Phillips Head Screwdriver Small Flat Head Screwdriver

More information

Sensors Collecting Manufacturing Process Data

Sensors Collecting Manufacturing Process Data Sensors & Actuators Sensors Collecting Manufacturing Process Data Data must be collected from the manufacturing process Data (commands and instructions) must be communicated to the process Data are of

More information

http://waterheatertimer.org/how-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

http://waterheatertimer.org/how-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html http://waterheatertimer.org/how-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html APPLY POWER TO APPLIANCE FIELD WIRING CORRECT? DPLAY ERROR CODE 1 OR 2 Intelli-Vent TM Sequence of Operation REQUEST FOR HEAT PRESENT?

More information

Activity 1: Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

Activity 1: Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Activity 1: Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Time Required: 45 minutes Materials List Group Size: 2 Each pair needs: One each of the following: One Activity 1 bag containing: o Red LED o Yellow LED o Green

More information

EasyC. Programming Tips

EasyC. Programming Tips EasyC Programming Tips PART 1: EASYC PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT The EasyC package is an integrated development environment for creating C Programs and loading them to run on the Vex Control System. Its Opening

More information

I Click on a link tab to jump to that page

I Click on a link tab to jump to that page & nstall Publication, Duplication, or Retransmission Of This Document Not Expressly Authorized n Writing By The nstall Doctor s Prohibited. Protected By U.S. Copyright Laws. 1997,1998,1999,2000. Factory

More information

Altoids Tin Headphone Amplifier Lab

Altoids Tin Headphone Amplifier Lab Altoids Tin Headphone Amplifier Lab Michigan State University AEE/IEEE Step 1: Required Parts Table 1 shows a complete listing of the parts required to complete this project. Figure 1 shows a picture of

More information

AE8-1328 R5 March 2011. Copeland Digital Compressor Controller AE8-1328 R5. Specifications

AE8-1328 R5 March 2011. Copeland Digital Compressor Controller AE8-1328 R5. Specifications AE8-1328 R5 March 2011 Copeland Digital Compressor Controller Introduction The Digital Compressor Controller is the electronics interface between the Copeland Scroll Digital compressor or the Copeland

More information

Bill Conkling July 2012

Bill Conkling July 2012 Bill Conkling July 2012 Introduction: For any ham, there are moments that are priceless, like snagging that elusive rare DX station on a deserted island that hasn t been activated in 52 years. And certainly,

More information

Tarot 2-Axis Brushless Gimbal for Gopro User Manual V1.0

Tarot 2-Axis Brushless Gimbal for Gopro User Manual V1.0 Tarot 2-Axis Brushless Gimbal for Gopro User Manual V1.0 1. Introduction Tarot T-2D gimbal is designed for the Gopro Hero3, which is widely used in film, television productions, advertising aerial photography,

More information

Talon SRX. Breakout and Adapter Board. Students and Mentors of FRC Teams 5190 and 900 December 2015

Talon SRX. Breakout and Adapter Board. Students and Mentors of FRC Teams 5190 and 900 December 2015 Talon SRX Breakout and Adapter Board Students and Mentors of FRC Teams 5190 and 900 December 2015 For additional information please email pcbdesign@team900.org or 5190coach@gmail.com Table of Contents:

More information

Table of Contents. The Basics of Electricity 2. Using a Digital Multimeter 4. Testing Voltage 8. Testing Current 10. Testing Resistance 12

Table of Contents. The Basics of Electricity 2. Using a Digital Multimeter 4. Testing Voltage 8. Testing Current 10. Testing Resistance 12 Table of Contents The Basics of Electricity 2 Using a Digital Multimeter 4 IDEAL Digital Multimeters An Introduction The Basics of Digital Multimeters is designed to give you a fundamental knowledge of

More information

EVANS ELECTRONIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE for systems equipped with electric coolant valve and external PC board.

EVANS ELECTRONIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE for systems equipped with electric coolant valve and external PC board. EVANS ELECTRONIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE for systems equipped with electric coolant valve and external PC board. This Troubleshooting Guide covers the electric coolant valve and control

More information

Advanced Robot Electrical Design

Advanced Robot Electrical Design Advanced Robot Electrical Design Presented by: Michael Dessingue, Electrical Engineering Student; HVCC Al Skierkiewicz, Broadcast Engineer, Mentor Team #111 Outline Getting the most from your design. Real

More information

Investigating Electrical Energy Workshop. QUT Extreme Engineering

Investigating Electrical Energy Workshop. QUT Extreme Engineering Investigating Electrical Energy Workshop QUT Extreme Engineering Investigating Electrical Energy Introduction This workshop is designed for grades 6-7, to give them some hands-on experience in building

More information

BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS

BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS etap2hw 38 mm I2C to LCD Interface BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS October 2013 P. Verbruggen Rev 1.01 15-Oct-13 Page 1 Table of Contents Chapter 1 General Information 1.1 ESD Precautions 1.2 Further Supplies 1.3

More information

Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) for Trucks

Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) for Trucks $2.50 Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) for Trucks Maintenance Manual No. 36 Issued 7-99 ECAS System for 6 x 2 and 6 x 4 Vehicles with Rear Air Suspensions Service Notes Service Notes This

More information

Section 7. Evaporator thermistor. Under-and-over pressure safety switches. Connections to the ECU

Section 7. Evaporator thermistor. Under-and-over pressure safety switches. Connections to the ECU Automatic Temperature Control Diagnosis and Repair Diagnosis of Automatic A/C Systems The most common automatic A/C system malfunctions tend to be the result of basic air conditioning problems. These problems

More information

Fan Coil EC Motor Control

Fan Coil EC Motor Control Fan Coil EC Motor Control G3 PWM BARD The Enviro-Tec Generation 3 PWM (G3 PWM) board provides a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal to the EC motor to control fan speed. The board is factory programmed

More information

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Objectives Massachusetts Institute of Technology Robotics: Science and Systems I Lab 1: System Overview and Introduction to the µorcboard Distributed: February 4, 2015, 3:30pm Checkoffs due: February 9,

More information

LocoNet, the Digitrax Difference

LocoNet, the Digitrax Difference LocoNet, the Digitrax Difference LocoNet is Digitrax's method of communication between LocoNet compatible devices on a model railroad layout. LocoNet Compatible devices are designed to work together on

More information

Objectives. Capacitors 262 CHAPTER 5 ENERGY

Objectives. Capacitors 262 CHAPTER 5 ENERGY Objectives Describe a capacitor. Explain how a capacitor stores energy. Define capacitance. Calculate the electrical energy stored in a capacitor. Describe an inductor. Explain how an inductor stores energy.

More information

LAB2 Resistors, Simple Resistive Circuits in Series and Parallel Objective:

LAB2 Resistors, Simple Resistive Circuits in Series and Parallel Objective: LAB2 Resistors, Simple Resistive Circuits in Series and Parallel Objective: In this lab, you will become familiar with resistors and potentiometers and will learn how to measure resistance. You will also

More information

PolyBot Board. User's Guide V1.11 9/20/08

PolyBot Board. User's Guide V1.11 9/20/08 PolyBot Board User's Guide V1.11 9/20/08 PolyBot Board v1.1 16 pin LCD connector 4-pin SPI port (can be used as digital I/O) 10 Analog inputs +5V GND GND JP_PWR 3-pin logic power jumper (short top 2 pins

More information

TECHNICAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT Technical Service Bulletin 1-800-432-8373. 2 Inch PowerVent LED Indicator Explanations & Troubleshooting Table

TECHNICAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT Technical Service Bulletin 1-800-432-8373. 2 Inch PowerVent LED Indicator Explanations & Troubleshooting Table New Robertshaw control valve was introduced in May 2008 as a replacement part. See last page for troubleshooting this replacement part. All voltage inputs are 120V. All electrical connectors are Molex

More information

12 Volt 30 Amp Digital Solar Charge Controller Installation & Operation Manual

12 Volt 30 Amp Digital Solar Charge Controller Installation & Operation Manual 12 Volt 30 Amp Digital Solar Charge Controller Installation & Operation Manual This 30Amp charge controller is designed to protect your 12Volt Lead-acid or Gel-cell battery from being overcharge by solar

More information

SolarWholeSaler.ca. Solar Installation Guide. - RV - Motor Homes - Trailers - Boats

SolarWholeSaler.ca. Solar Installation Guide. - RV - Motor Homes - Trailers - Boats SolarWholeSaler.ca holesaler.ca SolarW Solar Installation Guide - RV - Motor Homes - Trailers - Boats Index Tools and Hardware Needed...1 Parallel Solar Panel Connections...2 Serial Solar Panel Connections...3

More information

Chapter 4: Disassembly and Power

Chapter 4: Disassembly and Power Chapter 4: Disassembly and Power Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to PCs, 6e How to prevent static electricity, RFI, and EMI from harming or interfering with a computer The tools needed to work on computers How

More information

RS-232 to RS-422/485 Converters User Guide

RS-232 to RS-422/485 Converters User Guide RS-232 to RS-422/485 Converters User Guide Models : SER-COMi-M SER-COMi-SI-M Web: www.titan.tw Support: info@titan.tw Document Part Number TN-068 Version 1.00 Issue Date: 2011-09-11 The computer programs

More information

Global Motion Technology Inc Web www.motiontek.ca THCSA200. Capacitive sensor plasma & Oxy-fuel Torch Height Control

Global Motion Technology Inc Web www.motiontek.ca THCSA200. Capacitive sensor plasma & Oxy-fuel Torch Height Control THCSA200 Capacitive sensor plasma & Oxy-fuel Torch Height Control Features 1) Stand alone controller for THC & OHC completely independent from CNC computer software or CNC control system 2) closed-loop

More information

Latching AC Power Failure Detector for Sensatronics Temperature Monitors. Quick Start Guide

Latching AC Power Failure Detector for Sensatronics Temperature Monitors. Quick Start Guide Latching AC Power Failure Detector for Sensatronics Temperature Monitors Quick Start Guide Overview: This accessory for the TempElert software (standard and Spectrum versions) is designed to connect to

More information

2/26/2008. Sensors For Robotics. What is sensing? Why do robots need sensors? What is the angle of my arm? internal information

2/26/2008. Sensors For Robotics. What is sensing? Why do robots need sensors? What is the angle of my arm? internal information Sensors For Robotics What makes a machine a robot? Sensing Planning Acting information about the environment action on the environment where is the truck? What is sensing? Sensing is converting a quantity

More information

LEDs and Sensors: Analog to Digital

LEDs and Sensors: Analog to Digital LEDs and Sensors: Analog to Digital In the last lesson, we used switches to create input for the Arduino, and, via the microcontroller, the inputs controlled our LEDs when playing Simon. In this lesson,

More information

DVD-8C Print Reading For Electronics Assembly

DVD-8C Print Reading For Electronics Assembly DVD-8C Print Reading For Electronics Assembly Below is a copy of the narration for DVD-8C. The contents for this script were developed by a review group of industry experts and were based on the best available

More information

Build- It- Yourself: So2ware Oscilloscope and Func:on Generator

Build- It- Yourself: So2ware Oscilloscope and Func:on Generator Build- It- Yourself: So2ware Oscilloscope and Func:on Generator David Stein (dstein3@gmu.edu; hfp://djstein.com) Adapted from earlier projects by Alireza Akhavian (GMU) and Jan Henrik (hfp://instructables.com)

More information

Z-Truck (Vertical Moving) Z-truck Flag. Y-Truck (Horizontal Moving) FIGURE 1: VIEW OF THE Z-TRUCK. Flexshaft Assembly

Z-Truck (Vertical Moving) Z-truck Flag. Y-Truck (Horizontal Moving) FIGURE 1: VIEW OF THE Z-TRUCK. Flexshaft Assembly Replacing the Cover Micro-Switch To remove and replace the Cover Micro-Switch you will need the following tools: #2 Phillips screwdriver (magnetic tip preferred) #1 Phillips screwdriver (magnetic tip preferred)

More information

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF ACTIVATOR II

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF ACTIVATOR II INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF ACTIVATOR II ELECTRONIC TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL 5500 FOR 2, 4, 6 & 8 BRAKE SYSTEMS IMPORTANT: READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS

More information

Software... pg 3 File Maintenance Training

Software... pg 3 File Maintenance Training V-MUX Installation Practices September 2012 V-MUX Installation Practices Software...... pg 3 File Maintenance Training Electrical...... pg 3-4 Circuit breakers or fuse protection Power to V-MUX nodes Ground

More information

ILISC515-A Shift Interlock (Manual Lift Door) 2015 Ford Transit, 3.7L and 3.5L

ILISC515-A Shift Interlock (Manual Lift Door) 2015 Ford Transit, 3.7L and 3.5L An ISO 9001:2008 Registered Company ILISC515-A Shift Interlock (Manual Lift Door) 2015 Ford Transit, 3.7L and 3.5L Introduction The ILISC515-A is a microprocessor driven system for controlling wheelchair

More information

SYSTEM 45. C R H Electronics Design

SYSTEM 45. C R H Electronics Design SYSTEM 45 C R H Electronics Design SYSTEM 45 All in one modular 4 axis CNC drive board By C R Harding Specifications Main PCB & Input PCB Available with up to 4 Axis X, Y, Z, & A outputs. Independent 25

More information

PROGRAMMING WITH ARDUINO - 1

PROGRAMMING WITH ARDUINO - 1 PROGRAMMING WITH ARDUINO - 1 IESL RoboGames 2014 University of Moratuwa Department of Computer Science & Engineering Table of Contents Introduction... 2 Arduino Development Board... 2 How to Setup Arduino

More information

Back-Up Camera Installation Guide

Back-Up Camera Installation Guide Hz Hz In This Guide: Back-up camera installation requires connecting power wiring to the existing reverse lighting circuit and adding a chassis ground, as well as routing a video signal cable to the front

More information

Sensors and Cellphones

Sensors and Cellphones Sensors and Cellphones What is a sensor? A converter that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an observer or by an instrument What are some sensors we use every

More information

How do you measure voltage and current in electric circuits? Materials

How do you measure voltage and current in electric circuits? Materials 20A Electricity How do you measure voltage and current in electric circuits? Electricity Investigation 20A We use electricity every day, nearly every minute! In this Investigation you will build circuits

More information

Student Content Brief Advanced Level

Student Content Brief Advanced Level Student Content Brief Advanced Level Electric Circuits Background Information There are a variety of forces acting on the body of the Sea Perch. One important force is pushing electrons through the wires

More information

Battery Power Inverters

Battery Power Inverters Battery Power Inverters Renogy 500W 1000W 2000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter Manual 2775 E. Philadelphia St., Ontario, CA 91761 1-800-330-8678 1 Version 1.1 Important Safety Instructions Please save these instructions.

More information

The self-starting solar-powered Stirling engine

The self-starting solar-powered Stirling engine The self-starting solar-powered Stirling engine This project began at the request of an artist who had proposed a Stirling-engine-powered sculpture to a client. The engine only had to run, not really produce

More information

The Starting System. Section 4. Starting System Overview. Starter. The starting system:

The Starting System. Section 4. Starting System Overview. Starter. The starting system: The Starting System Starter The starter motor drives the engine through a pinion gear that engages the ring gear on the flywheel. Fig. 4-01 TL623f401c Starting System Overview The starting system: Uses

More information

Assembly and User Guide

Assembly and User Guide 1 Amp Adjustable Electronic Load 30V Max, 1 Amp, 20 Watts Powered by: 9V Battery Assembly and User Guide Pico Load is a convenient constant current load for testing batteries and power supplies. The digital

More information

1. The diagram below represents magnetic lines of force within a region of space.

1. The diagram below represents magnetic lines of force within a region of space. 1. The diagram below represents magnetic lines of force within a region of space. 4. In which diagram below is the magnetic flux density at point P greatest? (1) (3) (2) (4) The magnetic field is strongest

More information

An internal gyroscope minimizes the influence of dynamic linear acceleration on slope sensor readings.

An internal gyroscope minimizes the influence of dynamic linear acceleration on slope sensor readings. TECHNICAL DATASHEET #TDAX06070X Triaxial Inclinometer with Gyro ±180⁰ Pitch/Roll Angle Pitch Angle Rate Acceleration SAE J1939, Analog Output or RS-232 Options 2 M12 Connectors, IP67 with Electronic Assistant

More information

When any of the following symbols appear, read the associated information carefully. Symbol Meaning Description

When any of the following symbols appear, read the associated information carefully. Symbol Meaning Description Samba OPLC SM35-J-R20 Installation Guide The Unitronics SM35-J-R20 offers the following onboard I/Os: 12 Digital Inputs, configurable via wiring to include: 1 HSC/Shaft-encoder Input, 2 Analog inputs (only

More information

Installation Guide - Alarm Module T941AM8

Installation Guide - Alarm Module T941AM8 Alarm Module T9AM Installation Guide - Alarm Module T9AM T9AM has physical inputs for connection to external alarm devices. Inputs are galvanically isolated, have transient protection, and can be programmed

More information

Evaluation copy. PID Ping-Pong Ball Levitation (SensorDAQ only) Project

Evaluation copy. PID Ping-Pong Ball Levitation (SensorDAQ only) Project PID Ping-Pong Ball Levitation (SensorDAQ only) Project 12 Evaluation copy Levitation is a process in which an object is suspended against gravity by a physical force. Many methods can be used as the levitating

More information

Essential Electrical Concepts

Essential Electrical Concepts Essential Electrical Concepts Introduction Modern vehicles incorporate many electrical and electronic components and systems: Audio Lights Navigation Engine control Transmission control Braking and traction

More information

INSTALLATION MANUAL TRAILER LIGHTS CONTROLLER MODULE TYPE MP2-D1 / MP2-D2

INSTALLATION MANUAL TRAILER LIGHTS CONTROLLER MODULE TYPE MP2-D1 / MP2-D2 INSTALLATION MANUAL TRAILER LIGHTS CONTROLLER MODULE TYPE MP2-D1 / MP2-D2 QUASAR ELECTRONICS ul. Cieslewskich 25K 03-017 Warsaw tel. +48 (022) 678-68-96, 678-64-50 http://www.quasarelectronics.pl e-mail:

More information

COLOR DIAGRAMS. Table of Contents

COLOR DIAGRAMS. Table of Contents Table of Contents COLOR DIAGRAMS COLOR DIAGRAMS. Litre OptiMax 000 Model Year Analog Wiring Diagram........................ Page -. Litre OptiMax 000 Model Year Digital Wiring Diagram........................

More information

Making Your Own Embedded Linux-Based Robot

Making Your Own Embedded Linux-Based Robot Making Your Own Embedded Linux-Based Robot All Your Base are Belong to us? Mike Anderson Chief Scientist The PTR Group, Inc. http://www.theptrgroup.com What We Will Talk About What is a robot? Basic services

More information

PUSH BUTTON START INSTALLATION MANUAL

PUSH BUTTON START INSTALLATION MANUAL PUSH BUTTON START INSTALLATION MANUAL ALTHOUGH THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED KPIERSON TECHNOLOGIES ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT BY THE INSTALLATION OF THIS PRODUCT.

More information

VFD 101 Lesson 3. Parts of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

VFD 101 Lesson 3. Parts of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) VFD 101 Lesson 3 Parts of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) This lesson covers the parts that make up the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and describes the basic operation of each part. Here is the basics

More information

Electrical Circuits. Section 2. Types of Circuits. Components of a Circuit

Electrical Circuits. Section 2. Types of Circuits. Components of a Circuit Electrical Circuits Types of Circuits A circuit is a complete path for current when voltage is applied. There are three basic types of circuits: Series Parallel Series parallel All circuits require the

More information

E-Bike Conversion Kits Installation Manual Front Wheel

E-Bike Conversion Kits Installation Manual Front Wheel E-Bike Conversion Kits Installation Manual Front Wheel Contents ( 一 )Getting started... Page 3 ( 二 )Tools List. Page 4 ( 三 )Removing and Installation of the wheel.. Page 5 ( 四 )Install the hand brake.....

More information

Lab 3 Microcontroller programming Interfacing to Sensors and Actuators with irobot

Lab 3 Microcontroller programming Interfacing to Sensors and Actuators with irobot 1. Objective Lab 3 Microcontroller programming Interfacing to Sensors and Actuators with irobot In this lab, you will: i. Become familiar with the irobot and AVR tools. ii. Understand how to program a

More information

USB Step and Direction Pulse Generator. User Manual

USB Step and Direction Pulse Generator. User Manual USB Step and Direction Pulse Generator User Manual 2012 Kellyware 1/15/2012 Table of Contents Table of Contents... 2 Parts List... 3 Key Features... 3 Introduction... 4 Installation... 5 Setup... 5 Wiring

More information

Unit 24: Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics

Unit 24: Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics Unit 24: Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics Unit code: J/601/1496 QCF level: 4 Credit value: 15 OUTCOME 2 TUTORIAL 4 DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVES The material needed for outcome 2 is very extensive

More information

Lab 11: Magnetic Fields Name:

Lab 11: Magnetic Fields Name: Lab 11: Magnetic Fields Name: Group Members: Date: TA s Name: Objectives: To measure and understand the magnetic field of a bar magnet. To measure and understand the magnetic field of an electromagnet,

More information

KTM AC to DC Stator Conversion Instructions (Floating the ground)

KTM AC to DC Stator Conversion Instructions (Floating the ground) KTM AC to DC Stator Conversion Instructions (Floating the ground) Overview: The following procedure is intended to convert AC (Alternating Current) electrical systems to DC (Direct Current). A qualified

More information

Equipotential and Electric Field Mapping

Equipotential and Electric Field Mapping Experiment 1 Equipotential and Electric Field Mapping 1.1 Objectives 1. Determine the lines of constant electric potential for two simple configurations of oppositely charged conductors. 2. Determine the

More information

Q1-750 Q1-1200.2 Q1-2200.2 Q1-4500 Q2-200 Q4-90 Q4-120 HIGH PERFORMANCE AMPLIFIER

Q1-750 Q1-1200.2 Q1-2200.2 Q1-4500 Q2-200 Q4-90 Q4-120 HIGH PERFORMANCE AMPLIFIER Owner s Manual Q1-750 Q1-1200.2 Q1-2200.2 Q1-4500 Q2-200 Q4-90 Q4-120 HIGH PERFORMANCE AMPLIFIER INTRODUCTION Thanks you for purchasing SoundQubed amplifiers for your car audio systems and competitions

More information

GENERAL SUPPLEMENT 410. Radiantec CONTROLS FOR RADIANT HEATING CONTROLS PURPOSE OF RADIANTEC CONTROLS

GENERAL SUPPLEMENT 410. Radiantec CONTROLS FOR RADIANT HEATING CONTROLS PURPOSE OF RADIANTEC CONTROLS Radiantec ONTROLS FOR RADIANT HEATING GENERAL SUPPLEMENT 410 ONTROLS This supplement presents a layman s language narrative about Radiantec ompany controls, their design and their installation. This supplement

More information

Arecont Vision H.264 Color or Day/Night SurroundVideo Series Installation Manual

Arecont Vision H.264 Color or Day/Night SurroundVideo Series Installation Manual 0 P a g e H.264 Color or Day/Night SurroundVideo Installation Manual Inside the box: A. Arecont Vision SurroundVideo camera B. Mounting template C. RJ45 female to female coupler D. Hex key E. Security

More information

A/C-HEATER SYSTEM - MANUAL

A/C-HEATER SYSTEM - MANUAL A/C-HEATER SYSTEM - MANUAL 1995 Toyota 4Runner 1995-96 Manual A/C-Heater System 4Runner * PLEASE READ THIS FIRST * WARNING: To avoid injury from accidental air bag deployment, read and carefully follow

More information