A LOW COST LAB MONITORING SYSTEM BASED ON ARDUINO MICROCONTROLLER AND ANDROID
University Carlos III of Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:This work is focused on the development of a platform based on Android in order to monitor a mechatronics system based on an Arduino microcontroller. Nowadays, Arduino is an open microcontroller system which makes easy the monitoring and control of mechatronics devices as robotic and automated systems. Android, is an OS that is widely used in cellular phones and tablets by students. The system allows the on-line data monitoring and data recovery, in a remote way, using Android devices. Several ways of wireless communications have been considered: Bluetooth for local monitoring and Wi-Fi for remote monitoring. A mechatronic platform has been built using Bluetooth to communicate with the lab client in an Android device. An Android interface has been developed in order to make easy the monitoring and data processing. An example of application using a mechanical system consisting on a vibration table will be described. Several tests have been run showing the possibilities of the system.
A prototype of a system for monitoring a mechatronics system based on an Arduino microcontroller has been created.
The instrumentation system measures values in an easy way, allowing remote transmission for monitoring or storage. The proposed solution lets fast customization which incorporates different sensors and quickly sets up communications, unlike other specifically designed measurement systems.
The present work shows potential industrial applications too. These applications provide, in a fast way, the possibility to implement a monitoring system to obtain data while performing maintenance tasks or while carrying out corrections in working parameters or in predictive maintenance.
Keywords: Android labs interface, monitoring mechatronics systems, remote labs.