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Ball and Beam

Ball and Beam

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

Description:
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.

Difficulty:
Undergraduate – first course

 



Rotary Product Range


  • 2DOF-ballBalance


    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

 Demonstration
Windows Media Low (1.2 Mb) High (2.5 Mb)
QuickTime Low (1.7 Mb) High (3.6 Mb)

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