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    Your Project Can Involve Anything from Simple On-Off Controllers, to PID Control, to Predictive Control!

     

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    The theme this month is Control Systems and it comes from a suggestion by neuromodulatorControl 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.

     

    Here are some projects to help inspire you:

     

    Project 3: LoRa Experimental Environmental Sensors (LoRaXes) by ralphjy:

     

     

    LoRa Experimental Environmental Sensors (LoRaXes)

     

    CatDogFoxBot  by dubbie:

     

    CatDogFoxBot

     

     

    Big Petro Maker Magic:  $100 Datalogger That Can Save Millions  by sjmill01:

     

     

    Big Petro Maker Magic: $100 Datalogger That Can Save Millions

     

     

    Micro Monster - Succulent Plants Monitoring System by mahmood.hassan:

     

    Micro Monster - Succulent Plants Monitoring System

     

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    Remote Home Monitoring with Raspberry Pi and Hologram Nova - Full Instructions Big Petro Maker Magic:  $100 Datalogger That Can Save Millions

     

     

     

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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.

     

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    In the Comments Below:  Let Us Know Your Project Ideas for Control Systems!

     

    Your Project Can Involve Anything from Simple On-Off Controllers, to PID Control, to Predictive Control!