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Experience Controls App

The Experience Controls textbook app covers the standard topics of undergraduate controls courses in a comprehensive, yet comprehensible way. The app uses clear and concise language, emphasizes concepts through examples and diagrams, tying them to industrial contexts and modern applications. The app also includes real-time dynamic simulations allowing students to interact directly with real control plant models. Furthermore, mini-lecture podcasts, problem sets, and assessment questions help students check their understanding of studied concepts as they progress through the content. Instructors using Experience Controls in their courses have access to comprehensive resources, including lecture slides, homework, practice, and exam problem sets. These resources are designed to support modern engineering pedagogy approaches, such as flipped classroom, blended learning, and self-directed learning.

QUBE – Servo 2 USB

Integrating Quanser-developed QFLEX 2 computing interface technology, QUBE-Servo 2 provides more flexibility in lab configurations, using a PC, or microcontrollers, such as NI myRIO, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. With the comprehensive course materials included, you can build a state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching lab for your mechatronics or control courses, and engage students in various design and capstone projects.

Rotary Servo Base Unit

The Rotary Servo Base Unit is a geared servo-mechanism system. The plant consists of a DC motor in a solid aluminum frame. This DC motor drives the smaller pinion gear through an internal gear box. The pinion gear is fixed to a larger middle gear that rotates on the load shaft. The position of the load shaft can be measured using a high resolution optical encoder or a potentiometer. The encoder is also used to estimate the speed of the motor.

Rotary Inverted Pendulum

Students can use this module to learn practical problem-solving skills for mechanical and aerospace engineering. A classic application context for the design challenge is the two-wheeled Segway self-balancing electric vehicle.

Rotary Flexible Link

The Rotary Flexible Link consists of a strain gage which is held at the clamped end of a thin stainless steel flexible link. The DC motor on the Rotary Servo Base Unit is used to rotate the flexible link from one end in the horizontal plane. The motor end of the link is instrumented with a strain gage that can detect the deflection of the tip. The strain gage outputs an analog signal proportional to the deflection of the link. In this experiment, students learn to find the stiffness experimentally, and use Lagrange to develop the system model. This is then used to develop a feedback control using a linear-quadratic regulator, where the tip of a beam tracks a desired command while minimizing link deflection.

Rotary Flexible Joint

The Rotary Flexible Joint module consists of a free arm attached to two identical springs. The springs are mounted to an aluminum chassis which is fastened to the Rotary Servo Base Unit load gear. The module attaches to a DC motor on the Servo Base Unit that rotates a beam mounted on a flexible joint. The Rotary Flexible Joint module is supplied with three distinct pairs of springs, each with varying stiffness. It comes with three base and three arm anchors for the springs, and allows to obtain a wide variety of joint stiffness. The module is also supplied with a variable arm load that can be mounted at three distinct anchor positions to change the length of the load.

Rotary Double Inverted Pendulum

The Double Inverted Pendulum module is composed of a rotary arm that attaches to the Rotary Servo Base Unit, a short 7-inch bottom blue rod, an encoder hinge, and the top 12-inch blue rod. The balance control computes a voltage based on the angle measurements from the encoders. This control voltage signal is amplified and applied to the Servo motor. The rotary arm moves accordingly to balance the two links and the process repeats itself.

QUBE – Servo 2 myRIO

The experiment is reconfigurable for various aerospace systems, from 1 DOF and 2 DOF helicopter to half-quadrotor. Integrating Quanser-developed QFLEX 2 computing interface technology, the Quanser AERO also offers flexibility in lab configurations, using a PC, or microcontrollers, such as NI myRIO, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. With the comprehensive course materials included, you can build a state-of-the-art teaching lab for your mechatronics or control courses, engage students in various design and capstone projects, and validate your research concepts on a high-quality, robust, and precise platform.

Quanser AERO USB

The experiment is reconfigurable for various aerospace systems, from 1 DOF and 2 DOF helicopter to half-quadrotor. Integrating Quanser-developed QFLEX 2 computing interface technology, the Quanser AERO also offers flexibility in lab configurations, using a PC, or microcontrollers, such as NI myRIO, Arduino and Raspberry Pi. With the comprehensive course materials included, you can build a state-of-the-art teaching lab for your mechatronics or control courses, engage students in various design and capstone projects, and validate your research concepts on a high-quality, robust, and precise platform.