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CEC Semester Twelve 2017

Human Inputting Devices for DC Motor Control

Dr. Don Wilcher -
Director of Manufacturing and Technology at Jefferson State Community College
July 24,
2017
Mechanical Input Devices Project, Project: The Cooling Machine
Mechanical Input Devices still play a vital role in industrial controls. Adjusting set points for process controls and switching operating modes (diagnostic/normal) on conveyor systems typically use mechanical input devices. This introductory session discusses the basic parts of mechanical input devices. The commonly used joystick and the potentiometer will provide the examples illustrating the construction of mechanical input devices. The hands-on project will consist of building a concept Cooling Machine using a potentiometer followed by the joystick as the mechanical input device. The Makerblock-Orion will be introduced in this session as well.
Course Resources
Special Educational Materials
For Robotic Control, Use Power Device Boards With Integrated Drivers to Manage MotorsDigi-Key Article
Trinamic spreadCycle‚Ñ¢ & stealthChop‚Ñ¢ technology for silent stepper motors explainedDigi-KeyServo Motors and Control with Arduino PlatformsDigi-Key Article
Emerging Communication Technologies Enabling the Internet of Things - Rohde & Schwarz
White PaperIntroduction to RF Design - Rohde & Schwarz
White PaperBluetooth Low Energy (V5.0) RF-Test for Internet of Things Applications - Rohde & Schwarz
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Instructor
Dr. Don Wilcher
Director of Manufacturing and Technology at Jefferson State Community College

Dr. Don Wilcher, an Electrical Engineer, is an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa), a Technical Education Researcher, Instructor, Maker, Emerging Technology Lecturer, Electronics Project writer, and Book Author. His Learn Electronics with Arduino book, published by Apress, has been cited 80 times in academic journals and referenced on patents.

He is the Director of Manufacturing and Technology at Jefferson State Community College. His research interest is Embedded Controls, Robotics Education, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence applications and their impact on Personalized Learning, Competency-Based Models curriculum, and instructional development in Mechatronics, Automation, IoT, Electronics, Robotics, and Industrial Maintenance Technologies. He is also the Founder and owner of MaDon Research LLC, an instructional technology consulting, technical training, and electronics project writing company serving Electronics Marketing Media, Technical and Engineering Education companies.