Development of a Portable Multipurpose Controller for Mechatronics Education
Kazuhito Hyodo*, Hirokazu Noborisaka*, Keijiro Yamamoto*,
and Takashi Yada**
*Kanagawa Institute of Technology, 1030 Shimo-Ogino, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0292, Japan
**ZUCO Co.Ltd, 13-4 Higashi-Naruse, Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1117, Japan
The control module we developed for mechatronics education, consists of a Field-programmable gate array (FPGA), a Programmable System-On-Chip (PSoC) and Game Boy Advance (GBA). The FPGA and PSoC provide a reconfigurable peripheral module and the GBA provides computational power and an interactive user interface. The interactive user interface is very useful for developing educational materials, and the control module enables educators to develop a variety of educational materials.
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