The QUBE™-Servo is a low cost, teaching platform with fully integrated components, ideal for introducing students to basic control concepts relevant to real world applications of servomotors, from cruise control in automobiles to high-precision robotics manipulators used in industry. Students learn how to:
The QUBE-Servo USB has a built-in USB data acquisition device, and interfaces to QUARC or RCP Toolkit control software running on your lab’s PCs via a standard USB 2.0 connection.
Alternatively, you can obtain the QUBE-Servo Direct I/O. This interface option does not include an embedded DAQ, instead it allows you to connect directly to an external data acquisition board. The QUBE-Servo Direct I/O has two I/O channels for motor and pendulum encoder measurements and one I/O channel for amplifier voltage command. The external data acquisition device has to be compatible with Quanser control software. Check the complete lists of DAQ devices supported by QUARC and RCP Toolkit.
The QUBE-Servo for NI myRIO allows to connect to MXP connectors on the NI myRIO to obtain encoder readings and command amplifier voltage. The QUBE-Servo for NI myRIO is available exclusively from National Instruments. For more information, visit www.ni.com/contact.
The QUBE™-Servo comes with a new generation of mix-and-match, open source, rich digital media courseware for easy adaptation of materials to existing course. The courseware topics are independent of each other, so you can build your own experiments sequence.The courseware also includes content for application labs, putting control concepts into the real-world application context.
The courseware is standardized for requirements of ABET evaluation criteria.
To make the courseware easily adaptable to your course, we developed a comprehensive mapping of courseware topics to the most popular control engineering textbooks, including:
Download the textbook mapping guide.
QUBE-Servo Direct I/O
QUBE-Servo for NI myRIO
Topics included in the Quanser-developed courseware:
Inertia Disk Module:
To set up your QUBE-Servo workstation, you need additional components. Quanser engineers recommend:
¹ requires an external DAQ supported by Quanser control software
² requires also NI myRIO controller. This version of the Quanser QUBE-Servo is sold exclusively by NI.