The QNET Mechatronic Systems board is a versatile system that combines various topics covered in typical mechatronics courses and programs, and applies them to a complex mechatronic system. The board is designed exclusively for NI ELVIS platform, taking the full advantage of accurate timing and control of FPGA-based, reconfigurable I/O, brought by the new ELVIS RIO Control Module.
The QNET Mechatronic Systems board consists of two brushed DC motor direct-driving a five-link parallel manipulator with a serial camera at the end-effector. The angular position of the motors is measured by optical encoders.
The camera is suspended above a default map representing a city, with LEDs mimicking traffic lights, and other elements (city park, construction zone, round-abouts), that allow students to design and test a sophisticated path planning algorithm.
The default map can be replaced by other images based on a provided template, so that you can create other challenges for the system, applicable
to your curriculum goals, such as finding minimum and maximum height on a topological map.
The QNET Mechatronic Actuators Board comes with comprehensive digital resources developed by Quanser to enhance teaching controls, saving professors’ time while helping students quickly grasp the capabilities of the board, relate the studied control concepts to applications in real world and understand the exercises performed in lab. The resources include:
To set up your QNET Mechatronic Interfacing Board, you need NI ELVIS and Elvis RIO Control Module.