Online Readings/Tutorials/Resources

Electrical/Electronics Tutorials:

Online Resistor Color Code Calculator

Electrical/Electronics Tutorial from Doctronics

DC CIRCUITS  Department of Physics, University of Guelph

Lessons in Electrical Circuits (An online book: Vol 1)

Lessons in Electrical Circuits (An online book: Vol 2)

Internet Guide to Electronics

The Scots Guide to Electronics

An Electronics Course at NCSU

Electronics Tutorials by Williamson Labs

An Electronics Tutorial by Alex Pounds

Basic Electronics Tutorial by Ray Miecznik

Hobby Electronics Tutorial

Electronics 101

A Semiconductor Tutorial from American Microsemiconductor


Motor Tutorials:

A Motor Tutorial

A Stepper Motor Tutorial

Motor Primer

MicroMo Technical Library



A Tutorial on Robotics

Tutorials from BEAM


KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

Robofolio Resources

The 6.270 Robot Builder’s Guide: MIT Course Notes



Web site devoted to Definitions of Mechatronics

Mechatronics Related Online Readings from Poly’s ME 3484 Course, also see Poly's ME 3484 course web site

Stamps in class curriculum material

Introduction to Sensors Course at Stanford


Mechatronics Courses/Programs at Some Universities:


Carnegie Mellon

Colorado State

Inter University Program: Ohio State et al.

Michigan State

Penn State

San Diego State University

San Jose State

University of Nebraska

University of Western Australia



Suggested Readings:

The Microcontroller Application Cookbook by Matt GillilandKen Gracey

The Microcontroller Application Cookbook, Vol. 2 by Matt Gilliland

Practical Electronics for Inventors by Paul Scherz

Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence: Experimental Circuit Blocks for Designers by Newton C. Braga

The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill


Science Projects:

Pico Technology's library of science experiments

A library of science experiments from Visualphysics

iScience Project's library of elementary, middle, and high school laboratories

Physics Instructional Resource Association

Cal Poly Pomona Physics Demos

WWW Virtual Library of Science Fair Project Ideas

Glencoe Online: Science Fair Project Ideas

Jack’s and Sam’s Science Fair Project: An Article from The Technology Interface



The Technology Interface

ASEE Prism

Mechatronics by Elsevier

NASA Tech Briefs

Nuts and Volts

Control Engineering


Grant Writing Resources for Teachers:

Vernier Software and Technology


TechLearning News




            ACE Hobby, Internet Shopping Mall



            MicroMo Electronics




           CRS Robotics

           Lynxmotion Robot Kits

           Mr. Robot

           Robo Logic

           Robotics Resources




          Data Acquisition and Control Boards:

           Quanser Consulting Inc.: Suppliers of MultiQ Board

           United Electronics Industries

           dSPACE Inc.

           National Instruments



           Data Acquisition and Control Boards:

           Basic STAMP from Parallax

           JStamp and JStik from Systronix

           QIC from Meqtronics

           OOPIC from Savage Innovations


           Embedded Ethernet from EDTP

           Embedded Ethernet