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QNET Mechatronic Sensors Board

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The QNET Mechatronic Sensors board introduces students to various sensors measuring pressure, deflection, infrared and visible light, magnetism, temperature etc.; their advantages and limitations. Designed exclusively for NI ELVIS platform and LabVIEW™ software, the board also exposes students to measurement and calibration fundamentals.


Product Details

The QNET Mechatronic Sensors board features ten different sensors, including strain gage, piezo sensor, rotary potentiometer, pressure sensor, thermistor sensor, long range sonar and infrared sensors, short range magnetic field and optical position sensors and encoder; three types of switches – micro switch, optical switch; and push button, and two light emitting diodes (LEDs). Students learn fundamentals of interfacing with these sensors, including how to collect sensor data, calibrate, and use the data to identify natural frequencies of materials.

  • 14 types of sensors:
    • Strain gage
    • Piezo film sensor
    • Rotary potentiometer
    • Pressure sensor
    • Thermistor sensor
    • Long range sensors: sonar and infrared
    • Short range sensors: magnetic field and optical
    • Micro switch
    • Push button
    • Optical switch
    • Encoder
    • Light Emitting Diodes
Strain gage nominal resistance  350 ± 2% Ω
Pressure transducer range 60 to 165 ±2 kPa
Thermistor nominal resistance at 25°C 47000 ± 5% Ω
Ultrasonic distance measuring range 15.24 to 645.16 cm
Ultrasonic distance resolution ±2.54 cm
Infrared distance sensor measuring range 10 to 150 cm
Reflective optical sensor recommended sensing distance 6.35 mm
Potentiometer mechanical angle range 280 deg
  • Sensor behavior
  • Calibration
  • Using sensors to identify natural frequency of material
  • Strain gauge to measure deflection
  • Piezo film sensor to measure vibration
  • Rotary potentiometer to measure position
  • Pressure and thermistor sensors
  • Long range sensors: sonar and infrared
  • Short range sensors: magnetic field and optical
  • Micro switch, push button, and optical switch
  • Light emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Encoders
  • Switch debouncing

The following additional components are required to complete your workstation, and are sold separately:



Click here to view our comprehensive mapping tool which allows you to align courseware sections with specific chapters of the most popular engineering textbooks such as:

Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems – D.G. Alciatore & M.B. Histand
Mechatronics – W. Bolton
Fundamentals of Mechatronics – M. Jouaneh
Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements – R.S. Figliola & D.E. Beasley
Mechatronic Systems, Sensors and Actuators: Fundamentals and Modeling – R.H. Bishop

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