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DC Motors & Encoders

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In this course, you will explore Embedded Systems, delving into direct current motors, encoders, reading rotary encoders, and mastering servo motors. You will also gain practical knowledge in controlling motors, understanding encoder feedback, interpreting rotary encoder signals, and effectively utilizing servo motors.

In this course, you will explore Embedded Systems, delving into direct current motors, encoders, reading rotary encoders, and mastering servo motors. You will also gain practical knowledge in controlling motors, understanding encoder feedback, interpreting rotary encoder signals, and effectively utilizing servo motors.

Beginner

8 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 9, 2024

Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Direct Current Motors

In this lesson you will learn everything about DC motors, working principles, applications and how to control their direction and speed.

Lesson 2

Encoders

In this lesson you will learn about encoders, how they work using photodetectors and some of their applications. Also you will learn about gray code which helps on error correction when using encoders

Lesson 3

Reading Rotary Encoders

In this lesson you will learn about the process to read rotary encoders, explore how to read one of the most common rotary encoders and the difference between manual and interrupt readings.

Lesson 4

Servo Motors

In this lesson you will learn all about servo motors, starting from the internals, checking the difference between DC and Servo motors, importance, overview on how to control them and applications.

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José Cano

Software Developer at Globant

José Cano is a software developer at Globant, where he works for a gaming company. He previously worked as an IoT developer focusing on creating embedded devices for monitor and remote controlling applications. He is very passionate about DIY projects and creating his own devices to perform different tasks.

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