Two MATLAB workshops offered at Purdue on Sept. 22 and 23

September 22 – 23, 2014
LWSN 1142

Two MATLAB training sessions sponsored by MathWorks, the company that produces MATLAB, and ITaP Research Computing (RCAC) will be held at Purdue on Monday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Sept. 23.

The session Monday will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and the Tuesday session will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Both sessions will be in the Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. The sessions are open to any Purdue faculty, staff or student. Participants may register for one or both of the sessions through the MathWorks portal,

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In the Monday session, participants will design an object tracking algorithm in MATLAB and then develop, model and implement it using Simulink. The exercise will demonstrate how to design a controller and model the mechanical and electrical components of a motor. The last step will be to implement the system on real-time hardware using an Arduino Uno microcontroller board and a rotating webcam to track an object.

The Tuesday session involves developing a street view robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. MATLAB, Simulink and a new support package for low-cost hardware will be employed. The setup helps users easily experiment with concepts in mechatronics, circuit design, programming, controls, robotics, and signal, image and video processing. The session also will demonstrate how to design, simulate, optimize and deploy an embedded algorithm from Simulink.

Originally posted: September 15, 2014  4:03pm