MAE 405/505:
Mechatronics Spring 2002 [ University
at Buffalo]  [ College of Engineering
]  [ MAE Department ] 
Schedule and Online Notes
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LECTURES (Most require password)
Date 
Topic 
Notes(PDF) 
Announcements

Jan 22, 2002 
Introduction: General 


BASIC STAMP 2 general introduction 


overview
and Physical layout 


Jan 31^{st} 2002 
Introduction to Number Systems (Binary, octal, decimal,
hexadecimal), Codes(BCD,
Gray Code, ASCII), conversion
and arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) 


Feb 5^{th} 2002 
Introduction to Digital Logic Design: algebra,
truth tables, switching circuits and Gates 


Feb 7^{th} 2002 
Combinatorial logic design: Canonical Forms, Algebra and Minimization 


Feb 12^{th} 2002 
Basic Stamp II: review of PBASIC syntax and use, Interfacing switches, keypads, LEDs, 7segment displays 


Feb 14^{th} 2002 
Debouncing (hardware and software) 

Feb 19^{th} 2002 
7Segment Displays (Hardware and Software) 
Submitted Lab 1
Reports Available Online 

Feb 21^{st} 2002 
Synchronous Serial Communication and MAX7219 


Feb 26^{th} 2002 
Combinatorial logic design; Design procedure, the six steps Karnaugh maps 


Feb 28^{th} 2002 
Design and Hardware implementation of combinational logic: TTL Logic hardware implementation, terminology and design
selection of chips, 
Submitted Lab 2
Reports Available Online 

Mar.5^{th} 2002 
Alternate hardware implementations: Multiplexers,
Programmable Array Logic, Sequential Logic Introduction 

Mar.7^{th} 2002 
Discussion
of Lab 2; RC Circuits and Measurement of Resistance using RCTIME,
Semiconductor Diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors 


Mar. 12^{th} 2002 
Bipolar Junction Transistors and Intro to Operational Amplifiers 


Mar. 14^{th} 2002 
OpAmps (Analysis and Common Circuits); 


Mar.19^{th} 2002 
Introduction to Data Acquisition and Analog/Digital Conversion 


Mar. 21^{st} 2002 
Data Acquisition and Analog/Digital Conversion (Cont’d) 


Mar.25^{th} 2002 
SPRING
BREAK 


Mar. 27^{th} 2002 
SPRING
BREAK 


Apr. 2^{nd} 2002 
Basic
Transduction principles, Temperature Sensors, Distance sensors (Triangulation,
Time of Flight) Position
Sensors [ Inductive
(Hall Effect), resistance (pots), limit switches, optical (photoreflective,
photointerrupter) ] 


Apr. 4^{th} 2002 
More
Position Sensors (LVDT/Synchros/ Pots/ Encoders) Encoders: Principles, Build your
own, quadrature]
Signal Conditioning 


Apr. 11^{th} 2002 
DC Motors, HBridge Drivers/ power electronicsDC motor interfacing Stepper & RC servos 
Project Assigned 

Apr. 18^{th} 2002 
RF Comm, Synchronization Issues 


Apr. 25^{th} 2002 
Overview of the PIC 


Apr. 30^{th} 2002 
COURSE SUMMARY 






May 2^{nd} 2002 
LAST DAY OF CLASSES PROJECT PRESENTATIONS 
3:00 pm
– 5:00 pm 

May 4^{th}
2002 
Final
Examination 


TBA 
Introductory Lab 