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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week...

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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Pressure Sensors

9 videos (Total 82 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
2: Pressure Sensor Terminology8m
3: Piezoresistive Effect11m
4: Piezoresistive Pressure Sensors9m
5: Capacitive Pressure Sensors6m
6: Vacuum Sensors12m
7: Pressure Transmitters9m
8: Calculating A Sensor Error Budget12m
9: Pressure Sensor Applications9m
2 readings
Reading Assignments2h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Force and Strain Sensors and Touch Screens

7 videos (Total 89 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
2: Strain Gauges22m
3: Load Cells6m
4: Teardown Of Weighing Scale22m
5: Resistive Touch Screens9m
6: Capacitive Touch Screens12m
7: Lab Exercise On Strain Gauges13m
3 readings
Hardware Needed to Do Course Project Based on This Module
Reading Assignments2h
Video Assignments1h
2 practice exercises
Pre-Video Quiz1m
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Position, Acceleration and Velocity Sensors

8 videos (Total 82 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2: Capacitive Detection Sensors11m
3: Magnetic Position Sensors16m
4: Principles Of Acceleration Sensors20m
5: Piezoelectric Accelerometers10m
6: Piezoresistive Accelerometers6m
7: Capacitive Accelerometers5m
8: Gyroscopes8m
4 readings
Reading Assignments1h
Video Assignments1h
Reading Assignments1h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Motion, Distance and Humidity Sensors

6 videos (Total 72 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2: Pyroelectric Effect9m
3: Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Detector13m
4: Ultrasonic Distance Sensor12m
5: Microwave Motion Detectors21m
6: Humidity Sensors13m
4 readings
Reading Assignments2h
Video Assignments10m
Reading Assignments10m
Video Assignments30m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

Instructors

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James Zweighaft

Instructor
Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
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Jay Mendelson

Instructor
Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering

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About the Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization

Embedding Sensors and Motors will introduce you to the design of sensors and motors, and to methods that integrate them into embedded systems used in consumer and industrial products. You will gain hands-on experience with the technologies by building systems that take sensor or motor inputs, and then filter and evaluate the resulting data. You will learn about hardware components and firmware algorithms needed to configure and run sensors and motors in embedded solutions....
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