Past rigs

Listing of Rigs. Sorted alphabetically A-Z:

Coldfire

The Coldfire rig allows students to practice their cross-development skills on a 32-bit microcontroller, using an open-source microcontroller-specific version of Linux.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Computer Systems Engineering,
Electrical Engineering,
Software Engineering,
Tags:
circuit,
microcontroller,
signal,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Compound Pendulum

This rig employs a pendulum to demonstrate acceleration due to gravity. The pendulum may also be used to illustrate simple harmonic motion, conservation of energy, differential equations, linearisation and vectors.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Civil Engineering,
Industrial Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering,
Physics,
Tags:
energy,
gravity,
Provider:
UNE::Science &Technology

Coupled Tanks

This rig has been replaced by version 2.00. The rig is ideal for introducing students to the design, optimisation and application of common controllers, system modelling using static and transient measurements; steady state error analysis, transient response studies and controller tuning methods.

1 lesson available
Discipline:
Chemical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering,
Industrial Engineering,
Tags:
control,
process,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Engineering Geology

Students are able to investigate rock and mineral samples for aggregates and strength. The students would be able to investigate with the camera mounted on an X-Y bed with some precision and view the samples.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Civil Engineering,
Geology,
Geotechnical Engineering,
Mining Engineering,
Tags:
mineral,
structures,
Provider:
RMIT::Civil, Environmental & Chemical

FPGA

The rig consists of a Xilinx Spartan2E S2e300 board, allowing student to use VHDL tools to compose, upload and test their real-time implementations on a physical FPGA board.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Computer Systems Engineering,
Software Engineering,
Telecommunications Engineering,
Tags:
c++,
processor,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Hydroelectric Energy

The Hydroelectric Energy rig demonstrates the basic principle of the conversion of kinetic energy of flowing water into electrical energy, via the rotation of a turbine (Pelton wheel) connected to an electric generator.

1 lesson available
Discipline:
Civil Engineering,
Environmental Engineering,
Fluid Dynamics,
Physics,
Tags:
electrical,
energy,
hydroelectricity,
power,
pressure,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Inclined Plane

The inclined plane rig (IPR) is an automated version of the classic inclined plane experiment. It is designed to illustrate principles such as static and dynamic friction, conservation of energy and acceleration due to gravity.

Many lessons available

Discipline:
Physics,
Tags:
friction,
gravity,
inertia,
Provider:
UTS::Science

Inclined Plane - Second Generation

The Inclined plane rig (IPR 2) is an automated version of the classic incline plane experiment. It is designed to illustrate principles such as static and dynamic friction, conservation of energy and acceleration due to gravity.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Physics,
Tags:
friction,
gravity,
inertia,
Provider:
UTS::Science

iRobot

The iRobot rig was designed to allow students to explore the concepts of teleoperation of robots, accuracy of sensors, localisation and mapping.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Computer Systems Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering,
Mechatronics Engineering,
Telecommunications Engineering,
Tags:
c++,
robotics,
teleoperation,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Loaded Beam

This rig is a small model of a structural beam. Students can interactively apply loads and load rates in different configurations to investigate the tensile and compressive forces in structures, such as concrete floors or aircraft wings.

1 lesson available
Discipline:
Civil Engineering,
Tags:
inertia,
stiffness,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Netlab 1

This rig gives students the ability to connect real electronic components to a circuit, which they can then test over the internet using real test instruments with live data.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Computer Systems Engineering,
Electrical Engineering,
Software Engineering,
Tags:
circuit,
frequency,
oscilloscope,
Provider:
UniSA::Electrical, Information Engineering

Netlab 2 - Electrical Power

This rig allows a student to wire and test real electronic circuits remotely over the internet and to monitor the results using real test instruments showing actual data shown in real time.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Electrical Engineering,
Tags:
electrical,
power,
Provider:
UniSA::Electrical, Information Engineering

OMAP

The rig is designed to introduce students to technologies used in many modern consumer device with concurrent programming.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Computer Systems Engineering,
Electrical Engineering,
Software Engineering,
Telecommunications Engineering,
Tags:
assembler,
c++,
dsp,
video,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Power System Protection

This rig demonstrates the components and functionalities of a fault protection system for electricity distribution and is designed to impart basic knowledge on power system protection principles.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Computer Systems Engineering,
Electrical Engineering,
Power Engineering,
Software Engineering,
Tags:
fault,
overcurrent,
power,
reticulation,
switchgear,
Provider:
QUT::Built Env & Engineering

Shake Table 2DOF

This rig has been replaced by version 1.1. The shake table rig models the behaviour of a building during an earthquake. The rig uses a simplified structure to model a 2-storey building (2 degrees of freedom), and the earthquake is simulated by linear base motion.

Many lessons available

Discipline:
Civil Engineering,
Tags:
dynamic,
resonance,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Strain Gauge

The objective of this rig is to further students' understanding of how to use strain gauges in engineering design, particularly the application of Mohr's Circle on strain gauge readings to find directions and magnitudes of principal stresses. This rig has been approved but is on hold until future notice.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Mechanical Engineering,
Tags:
compression,
elasticity,
tension,
Provider:
CURTIN::Engineering

Structural Visualisation

This rig is designed as a flexible platform for the visualisation of the effect of various vertical and transverse loads on simplified model structures.

1 lesson available
Discipline:
Civil Engineering,
Tags:
structures,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT

Synchronous Generation (iLAB)

This rig allows for understanding of synchronous power generation and the effects connecting to the Grid (Infinite Bus) as well as for the studying of the effects of varying prime mover power and field current on the generated power, voltage and current.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Electrical Engineering,
Power Engineering,
Tags:
power,
synchronous generation,
Provider:
RMIT::ECE

Truss Testing

The rig is instrumented with strain gauges on each individual truss member, therefore students can see how forces are transferred along these members to the supports on either side of the truss.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Civil Engineering,
Industrial Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering,
Physics,
Tags:
statics,
structures,
truss,
Provider:
RMIT::Civil, Environmental & Chemical

Turbulent to Laminar Flow

Turbulent to laminar flow rig demonstrates the difference between turbulent and laminar flow in pipes.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Chemical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering,
Tags:
control,
friction,
process,
Provider:
CURTIN::Engineering

Wave Energy Converter

This rig is designed to provide a practical illustration of the principles of producing energy from sea waves.

No lessons available.

Discipline:
Energy,
Power,
Tags:
Wave energy,
renewables,
Provider:
UTS::Engineering & IT