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Ball and Beam

Ball and Beam

Design a control system to manipulate the position of a rolling ball on a beam.

A DC motor drives a beam such that the motor angle controls the tilt angle of the beam. A ball travels along the length of the beam. When the beam is horizontal, the ball does not experience any acceleration. The ball position is measured using a conductive plastic element mounted on the beam. An optional remote sensor is also available for operation in master / slave tracking mode.

The aim is to design a control system to track the ball to a commanded position. The system is supplied with a dual loop PD controller for the servo as well as the ball position. You may design any other controller you wish.

Undergraduate – first course


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    2DOF Ball Balancer

  • 2DOF-inverted

    2DOF Inverted Pendulum

  • 2DOF-robot

    2DOF Robot

  • Rotary-ball-beam-exp

    Ball and Beam

  • dlb-invert-pend

    Double Inverted Pendulum

  • flex-link

    Flexible Link

  • gyro-stable

    Gyro / Stable Platform

  • inverted-pend

    Inverted Pendulum

  • multi-DOF

    Multi DOF Torsion

  • srvo

    Position Servo (SRV02)

  • QET DC Motor Control - USB Board Installed

    QET DC Motor Trainer

  • QUBE Servo

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