PID Controllers - Intro to Control Design
What you'll learn
- Common control langauge.
- How to design a PID controller in software.
- What components of a PID controller should be used for various environments/problems.
- If you have intermediate PC skills, that's all you need to complete this course!
In this course you'll learn how to implement a PID controller in software. You will understand when the Proportional, Integral, and Derivative components of the controller should and shouldn't be used.
The physics of an elevator are simulated to allow you the opportunity to write control software and see how it performs. The simulator will also give you hands on experience with debugging and tuning a controller, two very important aspects for a real system.
Who this course is for:
- Someone interested in topics such as automation, robotics, control systems, or PID controls with no formal experience.
I have a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering which I earned for my research in control system design for automotive applications.
My first job out of school I was responsible for designing motion controllers and stabilization systems for military tank turrets.
I previously wrote robotic software for a startup based out of Toronto Canada.
I currently write software for autonomous vehicles in California.