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Team picture following project demonstration

Automated Ice Cream Topper

Introduction Controlled by a PIC 32, the automated ice cream topper stores individual ice cream topping preferences, outputting the user’s ideal solid, liquid, and whip cream topping amount with the push of a button. Our project demo can be viewed here: Project Demo. The automatic ice cream topper as demoed had three basic topping capabilities that …

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Overall Architecture

Haptic Feedback Weathervane

Introduction When sailing a boat, one of the most important factors is the direction of the wind. If they want to keep a steady heading, sailors need to be able to dynamically adjust the direction they steer as the wind changes. Unfortunately, the ability to tell exactly which direction the wind is blowing can be …

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High level design

Touch-A-Sketch

Introduction For our final project, our team built a touch screen controlled Etch-A-Sketch we call Touch-A-Sketch. The Touch-A-Sketch is the first of its kind that allows users to draw on the touchscreen and sketches the drawing on the Etch-A-Sketch by controlling the knobs on either corner of the toy. There are four main components that …

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STMICROELECTRONICS STEVAL-PTOOL1V1 BLDC MOTOR DRIVER FOR BATTERY-POWERED APPLICATIONS

STMICROELECTRONICS STEVAL-PTOOL1V1 BLDC MOTOR DRIVER FOR BATTERY-POWERED APPLICATIONS

Due to continuous developments in power electronics and advanced semiconductor devices, the brushless DC motor (BLDC), also known as the electronically commuted motor, is seen in commercial and industrial applications. If you are looking for a brushless motor design, this might aid your requirements. The STEVAL-PTOOL1V1 from STMicroelectronics is based on the STSPIN32F0B controller, which is an advanced …

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An image of the final version of our robot.

Self-Balancing Robot

Introduction The inverted pendulum is an interesting case in the study of control systems because of its unstable nature. A pendulum is considered inverted when its center of mass is placed above its pivot point, meaning that its only equilibrium point is when its center of mass is directly above the pivot point. This is …

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interface Stepper Motor

How to interface Stepper Motor with PIC18F4550 Microcontroller

A Stepper Motor is a brushless, synchronous DC motor which divides a full rotation into a number of steps. For detailed information on working, types and stepping modes, refer the article on Stepper Motors. Here the operation of a unipolar Stepper motor with PIC18F4550 microcontroller has been explained. For more detail: How to interface Stepper Motor with …

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Top Level Block Diagram

Bot Ross

Introduction Bot Ross is a moderately sized 2-D contour plotter, capable of drawing images with a resolution of roughly 1 mm. The design consists of a pen with degrees of freedom in the x and y directions, actuated using threaded rods controlled by two stepper motors. The pen may be raised or lowered using a …

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