mtg 13: Course Review
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mtg 12: Research Papers
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mtg 7: Robot Vision
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mtg 6: LabVIEW Embedded for Blackfin
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mtg 5: VDK (visual dsp++ kernel)
• lab 5 html
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mtg 4: laser cutter
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mtg 3: FPGA design/implementation
• lab 3 html
• control eng 1800-1930, pp. 96152 no link
• Xilinx Spartan 3E XC3S250E
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mtg 2: sensors/motors/arch/control
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• control eng 1800-1930, pp. 5195 no link
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mtg 1: intro
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• control eng 1800-1930, pp. 1-50 no link
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91.548 Lab 4: The Laser Cutter
due February 22
Items with a bullet (•) require something to be turned in.
- Make sure you've read through page 152 (chapter 4 The
development of servomechanisms) of S. Bennett's A history of
control engineering, 18001930.
- • Choose one system mentioned in the
book [from any chapter that's been handed out] and do additional research
on it. Write a short paper -- 500 words or so, not more than 2 pages
-- that describes its significance, history, technical details, or
some combination of the above.
Please find at least two sources of information about the system,
and cite your sources. Web cites are OK.
Focus your comments on what was particularly surprising,
interesting, or unexpected.
- Another week is being provided for people to pursue FPGA
stuff. We will have code to interface with the Blackfin, so that you
can read and write FPGA registers from the Blackfin.
- This week, people should learn how to use the laser cutter and
develop some kind of robot base capable of carrying the Handy Board.
Two specific resources are available:
- 42 lbs. of acrylic sheet plastic (a.k.a., Plexiglas) has been
ordered. It will be delivered tomorrow (Thursday Feb 17).
- 10 high power gear motors are here in the lab. This is enough
for 5 robot bases. So people should team up. More motors will be
ordered if there is demand.
- An HOWTO guide for the laser cutter is available on the course
wiki. Here are some highlights regarding its use:
- The basic toolchain is: Design in CorelDraw. Print to Trotec
print-driver. Position your job using Trotec's "Job Control", and
then run the job.
- Prototype designs on cardboard before using the plastic.
- If anything catches fire, open the cover. This will shut off
the laser immediately.
- Never cut PVC (poly vinyl chloride). This will release
chloride gas, which is toxic.
Write up and turn in your work by posting your designs on the
Wiki, including Corel files and photographs of the resulting robots.
These can be jointly authored. There is an index page for listing the
robot designs (Lab4RobotDesigns), and information as to where the
files should go (HOWTOUploadFiles).
Wednesday, 15-Feb-2006 17:16:06 EST