The purpose of this course is to review basic electronic components and the electrical properties needed to interface sensors and actuators to a microcontroller. You will learn how to measure reactance of a capacitor and use your project to measure current and voltage. The electrical properties of the capacitor will help you design circuits that “filter” or remove noise from your robot.
The purpose of this module is to understand basic concepts of Bluetooth® low energy (BLE). You will interface the TI SimpleLink™ BLE CC2650 Module BoosterPack™ Plug-in module to the SimpleLink MSP432P401R LaunchPad™ development kit using universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) communication. You will create a BLE service with multiple characteristics and design a robot system that can be controlled by a smart device using BLE.
The purpose of this module is to understand the operation and use of first in first out (FIFO) queue to interface the robot to the PC using a serial channel. You will create two FIFO queues and design a command interpreter to assist in the robot challenge. You will develop an interrupting device driver using the universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART). This serial port allows the microcontroller to communicate with devices such as other computers, input sensors, and output displays.
The purpose of this module is to create a control system by combining the sensors with the actuators. Incremental and integral control are simple algorithms for controlling motor speed.
In this module, you will learn how to interface the tachometers that enable the robot to measure motor rotational speed. Tachometer data allows your software to drive straight, drive for a prescribed amount of distance or turn at a prescribed angle.
This module will teach you how to interface the infrared distance sensors using the analog-to-digital converter. IR distance sensors are an essential component for solving robot challenges where avoiding walls is necessary to achieve the goal.
This module demonstrates how to use priority interrupts for creating real-time systems. As your robot system becomes more complex, period interrupts are one way to combine multiple threads onto one microcontroller.
In this module, you will write software that uses the timers to create PWM outputs. Using timers for PWM and period interrupts provide mechanisms to grow the complexity of the robot system.
The purpose of this lab is to interface the motors to the TI LaunchPad to make the robot move. Understanding how duty cycle, voltage and current combine to affect speed is required when building your robot.
This module will show you how to display characters and provide real-time debugging on a display screen. An LCD or OLED on your robot provides a convenient way to observe what it is thinking.
This module provides an intro to how flash memory operates, including debugging techniques for real-time systems and how to generate periodic interrupts using SysTick. Minimally intrusive debugging is essential for real-time systems to evaluate performance while the system runs in real-life situations.
The TI-RSLK MAX is a low-cost robotics kit and classroom curriculum which provides students with a deeper understanding of how electronic system designs work. Developed with university faculty, Jon Valvano of UT Austin, the TI-RSLK MAX is designed to supplement university curriculum.
TI Precision Labs is the electronics industry’s first comprehensive online classroom for analog engineers. The on-demand curriculum pairs theory and applied lab exercises to deepen the technical expertise of experienced engineers and accelerate the development of those early in their career. This free modular curriculum includes more than 40 hands-on training and lab videos, covering analog amplifier design considerations with online course work.
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