Nowadays, we encounter automation all around us; whether it be at work, in industry, public places, our homes, or on our handheld devices. It is unavoidable. In this rapidly developing world machines are continuously replacing the human workforce, due to their superior workload capabilities, absence of loss of concentration, greater accuracy, speed and efficiency. In this way, machines surpass manpower in many fields. This project presents an automated lap time measurement system built using NI components which will save the voltages tied to the lap time, and measure human and machine lap times. The data will then be compared and evaluated.
Nowadays, the number of smart homes is increasing steadily. People tend to try anything for better comfort for their family, or simply for themselves. We spend roughly half of our lives at home, so it’s only logical to focus and pursue higher comfort levels for our homes. This phenomenon opens enormous potential for automation, whether it is automatic garage doors, motorized shutters, access control systems, HVAC systems, or anything else that serves our well-being. This project looks at the implementation of some automation tasks, using a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller). This approach is different from conventional automation, thanks to the ability of the PLC to control everything in a building thus condensing three, or even four floors into one central unit.