The purpose of this assignment is to develop a model for your actuator.
StepsGo to Actuator Fitting
System Capture and Fitting
The purpose of this tutorial is to lead you through the process of collecting data on your system for use in fitting your model
- Optimization Module
- Experimental Validation Module
- Dynamics Module
InstructionsGo to System Capture and Fitting
Tips and Tricks
To add a known force, attach a known mass to a string, let it deflect and settle, then cut the string.
To displace a known distance, pull the device in a known direction with a string, measuring the displacement. Let it settle, then cut the string.
If measuring voltage and current, a power supply’s current reading may not be sufficiently fast enough to capture transient responses
If measuring anything that has a digital readout (but no serial output), make sure the readout is visible by the camera. You can then convert the voltage reading manually using the video time as a reference.