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MAKER: Whack-a-Mole for PLC ProgrammingThe paper describes the design, construction, and programming process for a small-scale“Whack-a-Mole” automated system. The system consists of a PLC, power supply, lights, andpush buttons and is controlled using a ladder logic program. The system was constructed usingFischerTechnik components, so it was easy to assemble and no machining work was needed.Undergraduate students learned about PLC instructions and how to interface I/O devices with aPLC by programming the game. At the same time, they honed their programming skills throughcompetition. The module has also been used for K-12 outreach activities. The presentation willinclude a live demonstration.
Hsieh, S. (2015, June), MAKER: Whack-a-Mole for PLC Programming Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24459
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