Contact

This lab explores contact sensors including a snap action switch and a capacitive touch sensor. Students complete hands-on activities to examine mechanical switch debouncing as well as scroll and single-button touch action using a capacitive touch sensor.
by Quanser Inc.
This is module 6 of 9 in the course, Fundamentals of Mechatronic Sensors.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Apply software-based debouncing to a snap action switch
  2. Use capacitive touch sensing to simulate single-button touch and scroll actions
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Physics I or equivalent
  • Calculus I or equivalent
  • Basic LabVIEW Proficiency

NI ELVIS III

Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Board for NI ELVIS III

The Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Application Board introduces students to different sensors and highlights their advantages and limitations in a mechatronic design context.

LabVIEW

LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Required Software

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  • NI ELVIS III Software Bundle (2018 or later)
    • LabVIEW (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module (Requires license)
    • NI ELVIS III Toolkit

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