What Is an NI ELVIS Mechatronics Device?

The NI ELVIS Mechatronics Device extends the capabilities of the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) Engineering Lab Workstation for teaching mechatronics design curriculum.

Teach Automated Measurements

The NI Automated Measurements Board for NI ELVIS III introduces students to the signal chain and how to accurately and consistently acquire sensor data. Teaching resource topics include Nyquist theorem, signal conditioning, and ADC resolution.

The QNET DC Motor Control Board illustrates the fundamentals of DC motor controls using the NI ELVIS platform and NI LabVIEW software. It can quickly and easily be configured to control motor position and speed as well as modeling experiments. Courseware topics include modeling, qualitative PD control, PD control to specifications, qualitative PI control, PI control to specifications, and tracking and disturbance rejection.

Teach Sensor Fundamentals

The Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Board for NI ELVIS III introduces students to different sensors and highlights their advantages and limitations in a mechatronics design context. Teaching resource topics include data acquisition, calibration, and material characterization.

The QNET DC Motor Control Board illustrates the fundamentals of DC motor controls using the NI ELVIS platform and NI LabVIEW software. It can quickly and easily be configured to control motor position and speed as well as modeling experiments. Courseware topics include modeling, qualitative PD control, PD control to specifications, qualitative PI control, PI control to specifications, and tracking and disturbance rejection.

Teach Actuator Fundamentals

The Quanser Mechatronic Actuators Board for NI ELVIS III introduces students to a variety of common actuators and demonstrates their advantages, interfacing, and operation. Teaching resource topics include electromagnetic actuation, PWM, and digital signal generation.

The QNET DC Motor Control Board illustrates the fundamentals of DC motor controls using the NI ELVIS platform and NI LabVIEW software. It can quickly and easily be configured to control motor position and speed as well as modeling experiments. Courseware topics include modeling, qualitative PD control, PD control to specifications, qualitative PI control, PI control to specifications, and tracking and disturbance rejection.

Teach Mechatronics Systems Analysis

The Quanser Mechatronic Systems Board for NI ELVIS III takes students from component-level knowledge of sensors, actuators, and interfacing to a system-level understanding of mechatronics design. Teaching resource topics include inverse kinematics, proportional integral derivative (PID) control, and image processing.

The QNET DC Motor Control Board illustrates the fundamentals of DC motor controls using the NI ELVIS platform and NI LabVIEW software. It can quickly and easily be configured to control motor position and speed as well as modeling experiments. Courseware topics include modeling, qualitative PD control, PD control to specifications, qualitative PI control, PI control to specifications, and tracking and disturbance rejection.

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