Mechatronics Education in School of Design – Development of Educational Tool to Study Design Expression Using Mechatronics
Atsushi Mitani and Tamon Hosoya
Department of Design, Sapporo City University, 1 Geijyutsu-no-mori, Sapporo, Hokkaido 005-0864, Japan
We developed a printed circuit substrate for studying electronic devices and a PIC processor for design expressions in the mechatronics class of Sapporo City University, School of Design, Product Design Course. We then taught PIC assembler programming for LED blinking control, feedback from sensors and switches, the servomotor driving, and sequential feedback. Students in this class was given a subject to realize an actual model for the design expression of something that moves in reaction to human actions using these skills.
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