In my thesis I would like to introduce a recently emerging phenomenon, while
showing a possible solution to it through the engineering and assembling process of a
certain modular circuit.
With the spreading of the popular easy-to-use and highly personalisable (and also
quite inexpensive) embedded boards (such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi), it’s got clearly
visible that most of these boards do not have sufficient electrical and mechanical
protection features which makes them inapt to perform in industrial environment.
The device designed by me and discussed in this thesis tries to prove that
cheapness, versatility, utility and enhanced electrical protection can be achieved at the
same time, while keeping it code compatible with the Arduino system.
For improved utility, the device also has a powerful H-bridge DC-motor driver on
board containing only N-channel MOSFETS and a full bridge driver, making it easy to
design new H-bridge circuitry with different power requirements and without the
disadvantages of P-channel MOSFETs.
The housing of the board -which is responsible for the mechanical protection- is
not discussed in this thesis.