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Mechatronics

ME 4447: Microprocessor Control of Mfg Systems, ME 6405: Introduction to Mechatronics

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Prof. I. Charles Ume Lecture #3
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Director: I. Charles Ume, Ph. D. Website: http://www.me.gatech.edu/mechatronics_lab Acknowledgement: Lab was equipped with a $180k grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Georgia Tech Siemens Mechatronics Courses: ME 4447: Microprocessor Control in Manufacturing Systems Website: http://www.me.gatech.edu/mechatronics_course ME 6405: Introduction to Mechatronics ME 8843: Advanced Mechatronics Website: http://www.me.gatech.edu/mechatronics_course The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechatronics?
Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes.

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Vision Statements
Teach our students to learn to design and build electro-mechanical systems, and intelligent machines and products Teach them to be able to function in environment that fosters interdisciplinary activities

Prepare them for industrial positions


Prepare them to succeed as researchers in graduate schools and research laboratories

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How Are Vision Statements Accomplished?


By: Class lectures Lab assignments Oral presentations Report writings Collaborative learning (working in teams)

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Course Format
In-class lectures
Class meets 3 hours per week Lecturing is done by instructor Students can participate in lecturing (optional)

Laboratory Experience
Electronic Exercises Done by individual student Takes each student about 1 hour per week to complete each one Three Electronic Exercises (1, 2 and 3) are assigned: Overview of test equipment, soldering and RC filters 555 Timer and its applications Stepper motor controller and driver

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Course Format
Group Lab Exercises Done in groups of 3 students Each group spends about 3 hours every two weeks to complete Four group lab exercises are assigned per semester
Interfacing host computer with MC9S12C32 and sequencing light emitting diodes. Strain gage data acquisition using A/D conversion DC motor control using interrupts and pulse width modulation (real-time control) Programmable logic controller (PLC)

Note: Each lab assignment is demonstrated; and only two lab exercises require report
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TYPICAL STUDENTS PROJECTS in ME 8843


ME 8843 is advanced mechatronics course
It is project based Can be taken by students who have completed either ME 4447 or ME 6405 (Introduction to Mechatronics) Some undergraduate students with high GPAs can be allowed to register for ME 6405 Currently ME 4447 and ME 6405 are taught together, but students who registered for ME 6405 are required to do more in class

Enjoy watching the projects by clicking on the links provided

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Automated Parking
Objective
To automate the parallel parking process.

Link to the video on-line: Automated Parking


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Money Dispenser (Cash-O-Matic)

Objective
To create a machine that provides an exact amount of dollar bills and change specified by the user.

Link to the video on-line: Cash-O-Matic


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Guitar Player (Crazy-J)

Objective
To create a stand-alone self-playing guitar that synchronizes and plays streaming MIDI files.

Link to the video on-line: Crazy-J


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Lego House Builder

Objective
To create a device capable of building a house out of Lego based on a floor plan created by the user.

Link to the video on-line: Lego House Builder


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Intelligent Flotation Device

Objective
To create a device that intelligently determine if a dog is drowning and, if so, activates a flotation device, saving the dogs life Link to the video on-line: Intelligent Flotation Device
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MIDI Slide Whistle Trio

Objective
To create a device that can play music in three part harmony sent via a MIDI interface

Link to the video on-line: MIDI Slide Whistle Trio


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Automatic Turret

Objective
To create a device capable of detecting and shooting a target

Link to the video on-line: Automatic Turret


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Automatic Book Scanner


Objective
To create a low cost system for automated scanning of books for digital archival.

Link to the video on-line: Automatic Book Scanner


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Robotic Pipe Climber

Objective
To create a mobile platform for inspection of pipes at remote locations.

Link to the video on-line: Robotic Pipe Climber


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FlashBang.PopShot
Objective
To create an automated canned drink launcher to deliver a refreshing load to the hands of any wanting drinker

Link to the video on-line: FlashBang


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Smart Whiteboard Operator


Objective
To create a machine that is capable of both writing text and equation automatically on a whiteboard and erasing the content on a whiteboard. Link to the video on-line: Smart Whiteboard Operator
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Sun Chaser
Objective
To create an assembly that can track the sun and adjust its solar panels in order to maximize the solar energy collected by the cells.

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Vault Security in Bank

Objective
To create a system to monitor a vault in a bank.

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Fish Feeder and Lighting Control

Objective
To create an automated system to care for fish without any supervision.

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Mobile Carpet Cleaner


Objective
To create an intelligent, automatic cleaner that is capable of moving around the floor, detecting the dirty area and then cleaning the dirt.

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Hobbyists 3-Axis Mill

Objective
To build a threeaxis milling machine directed by a computer interface.

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Cake Decorator

Objective
To create a cake decorating machine.

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Stand Alone Machine Vision Servoing System


Objective
To sort steel parts based on shape and size.

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Pitch and Roll Control of Radio Controlled Model Aircraft


Objective
Pitch and roll control for straight and level flight for a remote controlled aircraft.

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Hoverball
Objective
To create an exciting fastpaced game where the goal is to score as many baskets as possible before time runs out.

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Search Robot

Objective
An autonomous vehicle capable of tracking an ultrasonic source while avoiding obstacles.

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Trackstar: Automated Infrared Tracking System


Objective
A camera that will automatically track a person for use in video conferencing.

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Automatic Drink Mixer


Objective
To be able to dispense a mixed drink when a user inserts a cup and makes a selection.

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Automated Camera Man

Objective
To create a system to enable a video camera to follow a target.

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Hot Dog Cooker

Objective
To create a machine to cook hot dogs, dispense them and apply condiments on demand.

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Brewers Assistant

Objective
To create a system to measure out the correct amount and type of brewing grains depending on the type of beer chosen by the user.

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Other Projects
Automated Coffee Bean Selector Intelligent Baby Monitor Smart Alarm for a House Simulation of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Control Remote Access Home Controller Two Dimensional Laser Imaging System An Automated Card Dealer Semi-Automated Shift System for GT Motorsports

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Thank You for Your Attention

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