This training video will firstly introduce the configuration of TI's capacitive isolation technology, and compare over other methods, like opto-coupler, transformative. Another important benefit - "fail open" of TI's capacitor isolation, will also be discussed.
This training series demonstrates the usage of TINA-TI, the free SPICE simulator from Texas Instruments. The course has 12 videos, beginning with an introduction and showing the basic usage of the GUI and the simulator. The course shows several examples of the basic features and some of the more complex features that TINA-TI provides. Additionally, the course shows several practical applications of the tool and how it can be used to solve engineering problems.
In this module, you will learn the fundamentals of SysTick timers and pulse width modulators (PWM), including how to measure pulse times and period with a logic analyzer and amplitude with an oscilloscope. It is important to understand the concept of PWM as we will use it to adjust power to the motors.
The purpose of this module is to develop interface switches and an LED so the robot can effectively detect wall collisions. Many sensors and actuators deploy LEDs, so understanding how they operate will be important to building your robot.
This module will demonstrate how to use finite state machines as a central controller for the system. Finite state machines are an effective design process to have in your embedded system tool box and can be used to solve problems with inputs and outputs.The basic approach to system development is to create components and
In this module, you will interface a line sensor (infra-red sensor) to the microcontroller and learn how to write software to initialize GPIO pins. The line sensor is a simple and accurate sensor for solving robotic challenges.
The purpose of this module is to learn how to power your robot. To run the robot (motor and other systems) you will need batteries and a regulator to provide constant voltage. Understanding the relationship between voltage current and power is an essential component of robot system design.
This module is an introduction to C, a general-purpose programming language, in addition to the concepts of compiling and debugging using the MSP432 and TI Code Composer Studio™. Debugging skills are a valuable tool when developing complex systems involved with robotics.
This module serves as a brief introduction to the ARM Cortex-M microcontroller, assembly programming language and some debugging techniques. Understanding how the processor works is essential for the design of embedded systems, such as the one used in your robot.
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 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.