It’s a common dilemma: professors want to enhance students’ understanding of control concepts by giving them an immersive experience with practical, hands-on experiments in the lab. But in many cases, they are unable to because they must live within the constraints of their department’s budget.
Under those circumstances, it’s understandable that professors often consider building their lab experiments themselves. At first glance, this appears to be a smart, economical solution. But a more thoughtful, thorough look suggests the opposite is often true.
In this video, Paul Karam, Quanser’s Director of Engineering, compares choosing a lab system from Quanser to building one in-house yourself. What do you think of his arguments? Share your comments with the controls community.