HackPittsburgh is proud to offer its first Advanced Motor Control class covering topics including closed-loop speed control with PID* loops and position control of a linear stage and stepper motor. This class will be focused towards sensor feedback and control logic to perform speed regulation. Participants are expected to be familiar with motors, motor controllers, and programming the Arduino.
The workshop will be focused around two projects: speed control of a Brushed-DC motor and position control of a linear stage with a stepper motor. This class will require use of the hardware from the Introduction to Motor Control Class w/ Arduino that we previously offered. If you would like to attend, but do not have the parts from the earlier class, kits will be available for purchase at the class for an additional charge. Please contact email@example.com for additional information.
As a part of this class you will receive sensors for speed and position sensing, hardware to mount your motors, and instruction on developing a closed-loop controller for motor control with your Arduino and motor shield. You will need to bring the following:
- Laptop (w/ Arduino software and powercable)
- Arduino (shield compatible, not a Leonardo, remember your USB cable)
- Adafruit Motor Shield: http://www.adafruit.com/products/81
- Brushed DC motor: http://www.adafruit.com/products/711
- 12 volt Stepper motor: http://www.adafruit.com/products/918
Where: HackPittsburgh shop 1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (around back on Watson).
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*PID: Stands for proportional-integral-derivative. This topic will be introduced in the class.