|The Theme You Picked: Control Systems|
|Project14 | Control Systems: Build Anything from Simple On-Off Controllers, to PID Control, to Model Predictive Control!|
The theme this month is Control Systems and it comes from a suggestion by neuromodulator . Control systems are used everywhere, in ovens, anti-blocking brake systems, drones stabilization, segway stabilization, etc. Many systems would not be able to operate at all if they didn't implement a control system. Control systems continuously compare the feedback signal to the provided setpoint to compute the error and accordingly change the system input in order to reach the set point. The math required to create a control system can be from very simple on-off controllers, to PID control, to model predictive control, to all kind of exotic algorithms. The controller task is the same, reach the setpoint quick without overshooting. This makes control system is a varied and diverse field of engineering. Control System Engineers are responsible for the design, development, and implementation of solutions that control dynamic systems that are constantly changing. Their goal is to bring stability to these constantly changing systems to produce the desired outcome.
Your project can also involve remote monitoring and control of devices that are not easily accessible, such as something involving radio communication or battery powered devices made to last as long as possible. Examples of projects you could build include water monitoring systems, smoke detection systems, remote battery charger, remote temperature monitors, remote plant monitoring systems, remote air quality monitoring, IoT CCTV cams that people can talk through, doorbells and cameras, Cams with dog feeders to give your dog a treat while you're at work, and more.
Your Chance to Win
|Be Original||Stick to the Theme|
|List the Steps||Submit Video Proof|
Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
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Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: Control Systems or tag your project blog ControlSystemsCH
You have until October 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|What's cooking with that temperature control of yours 6 months ago in Project14||by BigG|
|Yummy yogurt with temperature control 9 months ago in Control Systems||by redcharly|
|Fresh Air - HVAC 11 months ago in Control Systems||by mfetting|
|Project14 | Winners Announcement: Take Over of the Control Systems! 9 months ago in Project14||by tariq.ahmad|
|Project14 | Control Systems: Meet the Projects that Take Control! 9 months ago in Project14||by tariq.ahmad|
|OpenWindow: open-source car electric window controller 9 months ago in Control Systems||by apreed|
|Fire Extinguisher Car 9 months ago in Control Systems||by Harji Nagi|
|Smart Solar Lighting Project - LED Intensity Control System 9 months ago in Control Systems||by genebren|
|Auto-tuning high current dual-channel motor control unit. 9 months ago in Control Systems||by shreyasborse|
|What's cooking with that reflow oven of yours (part 2) 9 months ago in Control Systems||by BigG|
|What's cooking with that reflow oven of yours (part 1) 10 months ago in Control Systems||by BigG|
|Project14 | Control Systems: Build Anything from Simple On-Off Controllers, to PID Control, to Model Predictive Control! 11 months ago in Control Systems||by tariq.ahmad|
|Simple Electronic Control Systems - Current Control with 1 transistor 10 months ago in Control Systems||by Jan Cumps|
|Running in circles ? Make it perfect circles with regulators 10 months ago in Control Systems||by robogary|
|Compressor Air Pressure Regulator Control 10 months ago in Control Systems||by jw0752|