Machine Design

machines, modules, objects
mechanisms, systems
structural loops, error budgets, specifications
sensors, actuators
end effectors
power electronics
open-loop, closed-loop motion control
static, dynamic paths
bang-bang, PID, acceleration, model predictive control
file formats, interpreters
real-time networks
handshake, broadcast, time-stamp, back-pressure timing
virtual, dataflow machine control
path planning
design representation
user interface
Synthetos, Replicape
Pololu, RAMPS
Jake, Daniele, Jonathan
OpenBuilds, RobotShop
Just Motion Control, Wantai, Oriental Motors

group assignment
   - actuate and automate your machine
   - document the group project and your individual contribution