DESIGNING A WINDOWS PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING DC-MOTORS USING MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO AND ARDUINO IDE

  • Theodor-Andrei Popescu University Politehnica of Bucharest
  • Ioana Teodora Costache University Politehnica of Bucharest
Keywords: Arduino, windows, design, programming, interface, software

Abstract

This case study wishes to highlight the advantages of using a Windows based PC to control a DC
Motor for applications in small projects, the DC Motor being driven by an Arduino Uno board. Arduino
controllers represent the best method of interfacing electrical components with a computer after
programming either a Graphical User Interface or a Command Line Interface. The study will also show the
advantages of using Visual Studio to design a GUI Windows application to control the mentioned DC-Motor.
The purpose of this application is the future usage of the DC-Motor in more complex mechatronic projects.
The application can adapt to any type of motor as long as it is not a Stepper-Motor or Servo-Motor.

Author Biography

Ioana Teodora Costache, University Politehnica of Bucharest

University Politehnica of Bucharest,
Department of Engineering Graphics and Industrial
Design

References

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Published
2019-12-10
How to Cite
Popescu, T.-A., & Costache, I. T. (2019). DESIGNING A WINDOWS PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING DC-MOTORS USING MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO AND ARDUINO IDE. Journal of Industrial Design and Engineering Graphics, 14(2), 29-34. Retrieved from http://sorging.ro/jideg/index.php/jid/article/view/491
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