Mechatronics Lab


The Mechatronics Lab at VCU is designed to teach senior mechanical engineering students to build basic analog and digital circuits; develop an understanding for use of analog to digital and digital to analog conversion, actuators (servo and stepper motors) and sensors. Finally, the students learn to program a microcontroller and interface it with various actuator and sensor elements to build a working robot.

This lab is equipped with several computers with PCI-Data acquisition cards, power supplies, signal generators, digital oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, analog and digital circuit components, ICs, DC motors, stepper motors, servomotors and microcontroller platforms.