Teaching Numerical Methods through a Didactic Arduino-Based Tool: The 4-Bar Linkage Case Revisited

  • E. Serrano-Pérez UNITEC MÉXICO - Campus Atizapán, Universidad Tecnológica de México, México

Abstract

In this work, an educational tool for teaching numerical bisection and secant methods through its hardware implementation with an Arduino Due based card is presented. It is an accessible practice for the university level in which students who are not familiar with the programming languages ​​can learn both numerical methods and the Arduino programming language due to its accessibility and simplicity. To verify results and as a means of debugging programs in the Arduino language, a spreadsheet is also used. As a case study, the classic problem of the 4-bar mechanism is revisited from a technological perspective, using a 32-bit microcontroller as a calculation tool. It is expected that development of traditional practices which are reviewed from a technological approach applied to real case studies, will encourage students to develop new prototypes and tangible technological developments by using the software and hardware tools to implement algorithms of numerical methods that solve complex engineering and physics problems.

Published
Jul 14, 2021
How to Cite
SERRANO-PÉREZ, E.. Teaching Numerical Methods through a Didactic Arduino-Based Tool: The 4-Bar Linkage Case Revisited. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 38, n. 1, p. 17-19, july 2021. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <https://revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/2021v38p017>. Date accessed: 04 dec. 2021.
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