University of Technology Sydney

41070 Embedded Mechatronics Studio

6cp; 4hpw, on campus, weekly
Requisite(s): 48622 Embedded Mechatronics Systems



This Developing Studio is the second in a pair of studios that are focused on developing fundamental skills in engineering design of mechatronic systems, a key capability to be successful in the engineering world. This studio focuses on developing an analog printed circuit board (PCB) to interface embedded hardware and software with real-world sensors using active and passive electronic components to create a complex and intelligent device. It builds on and brings together the concepts introduced in earlier subjects to extend students’ knowledge of electronics and embedded systems programming and provide students with hands-on experience in electronic system design. Specifically, the analog circuit design and build process using modern Electrical and Mechanical Computer-Aided Design (ECAD and MCAD) tools is taught to realise sensor signal conditioning, amplification, filtering, analog switching, haptic and visual inputs/outputs, and analog-to-digital conversion. As a design studio, students work in groups on a well-defined design problem and implement a mechatronic solution to meet given specifications. Success in this subject is strongly linked to the ability to collaborate as a team, communicate and document design ideas, decisions, justifications, calculations, and outcomes.

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Autumn session, City campus

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