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Length
4 Sessions
Price
Program ($500 USD)
Institution
Kadenze Academy
Subject
Creative Computing, Music Technology, Physical Computing
Skill Level
Beginner
Topics
Arduino, Robotics, sensors, Programming, Physical Computing
Course Description

In this course, we will introduce you to the basics of motion control and robotics. We will show you how to build a few simple circuits to connect motors and add motion control to your next project. We will start by covering the basics behind servo motors, and make our way toward adding larger motors to your projects, and using switching transistor circuits to drive them. Learning to control motors is a basic step to home automation and robotics projects. Finally, this course will teach you about H-Bridge circuits and Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) Control Systems for extended control over speed, direction, and motion.

This course is offered in collaboration with SparkFun Electronics.

schedule

This course is in scheduled mode "." Learn more about scheduled courses here.

Session 1: Servo motor control
We will start by covering the basics behind servo motors. We will show you how to control this motor with Arduino and add simple mechanisms to create animatronic puppets and automata from cardboard.
Session 2: Switching Transistor Circuits for standard motors
In this session we'll cover how to add larger motors to your projects, including how to wire up a switching transistor circuit and use it to drive motors or other devices in your project.
Session 3: H-Bridge motor control of speed and direction
In this session we'll cover a variety of options for H-Bridge circuits, explain why they are useful, and show you how to wire one up to control a motor's speed and direction in code!
Session 4: PID control basics: How to get to where you want to go
We will conclude with a lesson around Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) Control Systems. PID is a control loop feedback mechanism used in robotics to accurately and efficiently control motion.
Certificates
Whenever you complete a course as a premium member, you can earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment .

This course is also part of the Program: Creative Electronics with Arduino. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Credit Elligible Program
This course is one of 3 courses in the Creative Electronics with Arduino Program and is offered for credits from Kadenze Academy.

Earn a verified Specialist Certificate after successfully completing a Program. And whenever you complete a course as a Premium member, you earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment . These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course
  • Equipment:
    • Servo Motor
    • NPN Transistor
    • H-Bridge
    • Hobby Motor
    • Stepper Motor
Additional Information

If a student signs up for the Creative Electronics with Arduino program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

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