Accelerating the pace of engineering and science

Teaching Mechatronics with MATLAB, Simulink, and Low Cost Hardware

Davide Ferraro, MathWorks

In this webinar you will see different opportunities to integrate mechatronics experiments in your course using MATLAB and Simulink. You will understand how low cost hardware platforms such as Arduino, BeagleBoard and LEGO Mindstorm NXT may be used in conjunction with MATLAB and Simulink to teach programming, algorithms, and mechatronics. By introducing different applications like controls, image and audio processing as well as mechatronics, you will explore multiple approaches that allow you to use Project-Based Learning to generate excitement and communicate complete design challenges to students without low-level hardware issues. MATLAB and Simulink will allow the student to experience engineering design with a stimulating and comprehensive approach derived from real industrial applications.

Immediately show your students how to move beyond using MATLAB as a calculator, and use it as a critical engineering tool!

About the Presenter: Davide Ferraro is a member of the Application Engineering group at MathWorks. He primarily collaborates with Academic Institutions to provide effective solutions for teaching and research. He has been with MathWorks for 4 years in a variety of roles including Customer Training and Technical Support. Davide holds an M.S. in Space Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.

Product Focus

  • Simulink

Recorded: 18 Sep 2012