...but the next experience awaits!
It’s all over! We had our presentation and demonstration this past Wednesday and we all thought it went great. In the days before the presentation, Les and Justin had time to put together a user interface using an LCD screen, a potentiometer, and a few buttons. This interface allows the user to select between three controllers (Hysteresis, PID, Modal), view and set the reference temperature and shock temperature, and choose the gains for the PID controller. Because it is no longer necessary to use a laptop to change the relevant parameters, the interface should make it much easier for future groups to control shock temperature. We’ll be writing a manual for the whole system in the next couple days and donating the hardware to Hesse Hall in hopes that future groups will be able to run the shock at constant temperature.
We’re all off to the next stage of our lives in a couple weeks, but this project will definitely be one to remember because of our positive results and the friendships that were made along the way.
Thanks Spencer and Alex for all thee help and encouragement this semester!
The Hot Shocks learned a lot and had fun along the way. We couldn't have done it with out you guys.
Thanks for reading!
-The Hot Shocks