Control systems lab using a LEGO mindstorms NXT motor system
This paper introduces a low-cost LEGO Mindstorms NXT motor system for teaching classical and modern control theories in standard third-year undergraduate courses. The LEGO motor system can be used in conjunction with MATLAB, Simulink, and several necessary toolboxes to demonstrate: 1) a modeling technique; 2) proportional-integral-differential (PID) control; and 3) state feedback control and estimator design. This paper describes the use of these demonstrations during three lab sessions and illustrates their usefulness for helping students to understand the modeling and control systems theories. © 2010 IEEE.
Control engineering education, LEGO Mindstorms NXT, MATLAB, modeling, motor control, Control engineering education, LEGO mindstorms, Lego motors, Modeling and control, Modeling technique, Modern control theory, motor control, Motor systems, Proportional integral differential control, Simulink, Undergraduate Courses, Proportional control systems, State feedback, System theory, Teaching, Partial discharges
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