As technology becomes increasingly complex and extends to so many aspects of modern life, it has become an invaluable part of nearly every field. Control Systems in Design and Technology (Enhanced DVD)
illustrates types of computer-controlled systems and how they augment human capabilities.
The video opens with an introduction to different kinds of control systems. Even the eyes and the brain represent a type of control system. Behind the application of every control system is the question, "How can we do things better than ever before?"
What follows is a definition of computer-based systems and their components. Any programmable machine capable of high-speed processing of text, graphics, numbers, and sound can be considered a computer. All computers are required to have a CPU. Components of a control system include processors/controllers, actuators, and sensors.
The DVD uses real-world examples to point out the difference between open and closed loops as they pertain to sub-systems. Inter-connections of sub-systems are depicted by block diagrams. Viewers can see examples of these graphic representations and learn about how they are used.
This digital resource concludes with an in-depth look at how control systems have been successfully applied in a variety of areas. Advanced technology has led to the development of servo-robots, non-servo point-to-point robots, and servo-continuous robots.
The DVD comes with an instructor's guide. Additionally, a printable worksheet is available online.
Control Systems in Design and Technology
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-62290-781-6
- Run Time: 19 minutes
- Copyright: 2012
- Closed Captioned