Course Descriptions
MECH_ENG 433: Advanced Mechatronics

Quarter Offered

Spring : Sec 20 TTh 9:00-10:00am, Sec 21 TTh 10:00-11:00am ; N. Marchuk


ME333 Intro to Mechatronics


Catalog Description

433Embedded computing, software control of electromechanical systems, mechanical design and construction, sensors, actuators, digital and analog electronics.

Who Takes It

Open to qualified graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines. ME 333 is a recommended (not required) prior course.

What It's About

This is an advanced class in mechatronic systems prototyping, open to graduate and undergraduate students. In this course you will learn how to design, solder and debug a printed circuit board (PCB), learn advanced digital communication protocols like SPI, I2C and USB, create physical prototypes with a laser cutter and 3d printer, and interface with an Android device. The course will meet twice a week in Ford B100. An assignment will be due in every class. The course will finish with a choice of  three-week long projects using all of the skills gained in the first seven weeks of class.

ME433 is not an open-ended quarter-long project as it has been in previous years. If you would like to pursue a project, consider anME399 Independent Study (which will be very successful after the skills gained in ME433)


Professor: Nicholas Marchuk
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