Basic knowledge of electronic circuits (e.g. LEN, course code 23256, ES, course code 23655 and EMS, course code 23307)
The laboratory provides knowledge and skills required to design electronic circuits that can be used as interface between microcontrollers/FPGAs and sensors/actuators. At the end of the laboratory the participants are able to select electronic parts for a given problem by means of relevant criteria. They are able to combine them into elementary modules and finally to a working overall system. Besides the circuit design also basic methods and skills for PCB layouts are introduced. Further the participants learn to assemble and test the designed circuits in reality.
The course is organized as a laboratory running three weeks fulltime. The objective of the laboratory is the development and assembly of all electronic parts required for a self balancing, uniaxial vehicle (SegwayTM).
The first part of the laboratory is organized like an ordinary lecture where frequently used fundamental electronic circuits are discussed. In the following part several teams of two students each create sub circuits which are combined to the overall system at the end of the laboratory and are finally tested.