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August 16 - Day 5: Brush DC Motors - Making Them Do Cool Things
Continuing Education Center 
8/16/2013  217 comments
This discussion introduces feedback to our controller discussion. We will discuss position encoding and quadrature encoders, as well as constant velocity control, P and PI control loops, and microcontroller systems.
August 15 - Day 4: Brush DC Motors - Making Them Stop
Continuing Education Center 
8/15/2013  198 comments
This discussion moves our focus from energy input to braking, friction, torque control, and back EMF effects. During this discussion we will discuss what happens as we decelerate. We will discuss regenerative braking.
August 14 - Day 3: Brush DC Motors - Keeping Them Cool
Continuing Education Center 
8/14/2013  242 comments
This discussion is a continuation of Day 2’s discussion. We continue to discuss energy input devices and topologies, but now with a focus on controlling device heating, heat sinking, and EMI reduction techniques.
August 13 - Day 2: Brush DC Motors - Making Them Go
Continuing Education Center 
8/13/2013  234 comments
This discussion address energy input circuits and components. Starting with the Field Effect Transistor, and working our way up to the H-bridge, we will discuss various energy input circuit topologies.
August 12 - Day 1: The Brush DC Motor – an Overview
Continuing Education Center 
8/12/2013  295 comments
This discussion describes the brush DC motor, and how it differs from a brushless DC motor, a stepper motor, and other motor types. In this discussion, we’ll break down the brush DC motor, showing exactly how it operates. We will review manufacturer motor specifications, speed/torque curves, motor sizing, and power ratings. We will discuss motor commutation using brushes.
April 19 – DAY 5: Energy Conversion and Management Silicon
Continuing Education Center 
4/19/2013  180 comments
This discussion presents various commercial devices and circuit topologies used for energy conversion and storage. We will review various silicon integrated circuit components and present some interesting commercial energy harvesting kits that students may wish to explore
April 18 – DAY 4: Energy Storage Devices
Continuing Education Center 
4/18/2013  248 comments
This discussion will focus on energy storage devices with emphasis on batteries, battery applications, and battery technologies. Super capacitor and large capacitor energy storage devices will be included in the lesson.
April 17 – DAY 3: Energy Generation Discussion 2
Continuing Education Center 
4/17/2013  239 comments
This discussion will continue our talk about energy generation devices as applied to piezoelectric, thermal, and chemical energy harvesting devices. The instructor will present various devices and review their energy production methods.
April 16 – DAY 2: Energy Generation Discussion 1
Continuing Education Center 
4/16/2013  253 comments
This discussion will review concepts of energy generation as applied to photoelectric, magnetic inductive, and radiated energy harvesting devices. The instructor will present various devices and review their energy production methods.

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