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The mechatronics design wiki provides reference material on the theory and applications of electronics, sensors, actuators, etc., for use in mechatronics-related research and projects. Practical applications often refer to equipment and supplies available in the Northwestern Mechatronics Design Lab.



  • Electrical Equipment and Software



Mechanical Design

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Failure Theories
    • Static Loading
    • Variable Loading and Fatigue
  • Fastening
    • Nuts and Bolts
    • Keys and Keyways
    • Press-fits
    • Set Screws
  • Support
  • Transmission
    • Rigid: Gears
    • Flexible: Belts, Chains
    • Motion Connection/Separation: Clutches, Brakes, Couplings
  • Linkages
    • Serial Chains
    • Parallel and Closed-Loop Chains
  • Other: springs/dampers, cams, etc.

The PC/104 Stack

xPC Target Real-Time Operating System

QNX Real-Time Operating System

Lab Supplies and Data Sheets


Other Software

Other Lab Equipment

Course Material

Personal tools