Course title

adachi yoshitaka Click to show questionnaire result at 2019
Course description
Mechatronics is Japanese-made English that combines mechanism and electronics. However, nowadays, it is used all over the world as a term that refers to machines with brains such as computers, and by extension, the entire technology. In the class, you will learn the basics of each elemental technology that is the basis of mechatronics, and take a bird's-eye view of the entire technology. As an example of basic mechatronics, the goal is to understand the control technology by sequence control using an electromagnetic relay and PLC (programmable logic controller), and to understand the control programming by an embedded microcomputer.
Purpose of class
Mechanical elemental technologies such as actuators and power transmission mechanisms that make up mechatronics, electronic elemental technologies such as electronic circuits and various sensors, and software elemental technologies such as sequence control by electromagnetic relays and PLCs and programming by embedded microcomputers. To learn how to control a system that combines these.
Goals and objectives
  1. PLC Programming with LD
  2. PLC Programming with ST
  3. Microcomputer Programming with C language
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Mechatronics Overview Homework (print) 190minutes
2. 1) Install CODESYS to your PC
2) What is PLC?
Homework (print) 190minutes
3. LD (Ladder Diagram) Vol.1
1) How to use CODESYS with LD (Ladder Diagram)
2) Practice of basic circuit, NAND and EXOR
Homework (print) 190minutes
4. LD (Ladder Diagram) Vol.2
1) How to use On Delay Timer & Off Delay Timer
2) Practice of timer circuit
Homework (print) 190minutes
5. LD (Ladder Diagram) Vol.3
1) How to use COUNTERs
2) Practice of counter circuit
Homework (print) 190minutes
6. Mid-term exam and commentary Homework (print) 190minutes
7. ST (Structured Text) Vol.1
1) How to use CODESYS with ST (Structured Text)
2) Practice of basic circuit, NAND and EXOR
Homework (print) 190minutes
8. ST (Structured Text) Vol.2
1) Self-holding circuit
2) Prohibition circuit
3) Sequential operation circuit
4) New input priority circuit
Homework (print) 190minutes
9. ST (Structured Text) Vol.3
1) How to use On Delay Timer & Off Delay Timer
2) Practice of timer circuit
Homework (print) 190minutes
10. ST (Structured Text) Vol.4
1) How to use COUNTERs
2) Practice of counter circuit3
Homework (print) 190minutes
11. Microcomputer Vol.1
1) Microcomputer overview
2) Microcomputer input / output
3) Installation of C development environment
4) Bit manipulation program
Homework (print) 190minutes
12. Microcomputer Vol.2
1) Pointer operation
2) ASCII code
Homework (print) 190minutes
13. Microcomputer Vol.3
1) Socket communication
Homework (print) 190minutes
14. Final exam Homework (print) 190minutes
15. None
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report Mid-term exam Final exam Total.
1. 10% 30% 40%
2. 10% 20% 30%
3. 10% 20% 30%
Total. 30% 30% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The assignment (30%), mid-term exam (30%), and final exam (40%) are totaled, and a score of 60 or higher is passed.
60 points is a level at which you can solve the same level of tasks as the print example.
Textbooks and reference materials
Course notes and handouts distributed on site
Basic electronics, Mechanism, Control system 1
Prepare your own laptop. Programming is done on your own laptop.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After class
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable A teacher with practical experience at a car maker teaches the basics of mechatronics systems based on R & D experience in control systems.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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