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Dr. Dave’s Hall of Fame

high voltage disconnect switch,   inverted pendulum control,   internal combustion (IC) engine 4-stroke cycle,   computer hard-drive (components, track seeking, super-slow motion),   servomotor PID control,   dc motor components,   guitar harmonics and chords,   piano harmonics and spectra,   vibration isolation platform experiment,   tuning fork (vibration, modal analysis, sound waveform, spectral analysis),    bowling pin sweep and set mechanisms,   bowling pin distributor mechanisms,   old washing machine mechanisms,    billiards jump shot,   billiards 30° rule,   billiards power draw,   billiards CIT and SIT,    billiards famous trick shots,    toy physics (tumbling catwoodpecker, duck)

Categorized Videos

Billiards and Pool
Control Systems
Dynamics
    – bowling
    – toys
Energy, Thermal, Fluid Systems
Mathematics
Mechanisms
    – bowling mechanisms
    – cams
    – gear drives
    – linkages
    – speed governors
    – washing machines

Mechatronics and Measurement Systems
     – actuators
     – circuit examples
     – electrical components and measurements
     – mechatronic system examples
     – PIC microcontroller examples
     – student microcontroller design projects
     – power transmission
     – sensors
Miscellaneous
    – with fun YouTube links
Robotics
Solid Mechanics, Materials, Machining
Vibration and Sound
    – frequency response
    – spectral content
    – vibration experiments

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