The Design of Low-cost Inverted Pendulum Apparatus

Authors:

William Elder, Nicholas Westberg

Mentor:

Paul Dixon, Professor of Physics, California State University, San Bernardino

We have designed a low-cost inverted pendulum apparatus for pedagogical use using a 3D printer and readily available inexpensive materials. Currently, commercially available inverted pendula systems designed for instruction in control theory are quite expensive, making it a difficult system to use for direct student experimentation. By designing a system that is primarily printed-out on a low-cost 3D printer, we hope to make such systems available for widespread instructional use. We will describe our open-source design and the iterative process by which it has been refined.


Presented by:

William Elder, Nicholas Westberg

Date:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Poster:

79

Room:

Poster Session 3 - Villalobos Hall

Presentation Type:

Poster Presentation

Discipline:

Engineering