Internet of Things based mechatronic system
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 19:04 authored by David Simpson
This thesis has the purpose of developing a new Internet of Things controlled mechatronic system. The ability to remotely control mechatronic systems opens up a world of possibilities for new devices, as well as upgrading existing technologies. Throughout this project, a new Internet of Things framework was created from scratch, including an Android application, cloud based web server and a mobile mechatronic system to execute user commands. All of these project components were newly developed and designed to provide a potential teaching platform for future students of wireless mechatronics. The Android application communicates user commands to the web server which acts as a 'fixed point' to which both the mechatronic system and the Android application can communicate. The web server saves any received command data into an SQL database for analysis, and then encrypts the data. The mechatronic system is a mobile robot designed from the ground up using CAD tools and then 3D printed to allow for future design changes. The robot polls the web server at a set interval to check for new commands. The overall Internet of Things framework developed during the project is functional, but requires further software development to make the system more robust and completely secure.