Want to make creations as awesome as this one?

Transcript

Sensors vs. Actuators

What is a sensor?

Fill in the blanks:

  • an electric signal.
  • a movement.
  • a change.

  • input
  • output

  • convert
  • detect
  • control

DEFINITION: A sensor is which changes in the and sends information to other Sensors a physical phenomenon into

  • environment
  • movement
  • combine
  • merge

  • senses.
  • muscles.

  • electronic devices.
  • actuators.
  • sensors.
  • circuits.

  • detects
  • controls
  • modifies
  • records

  • a device
  • a machine
  • a system

A sensor acts like one of your A sensor is connected to the port of a microcontroller*.

*Microcontroller = Brain of the system = Computer

What is an actuator?

Fill in the blanks:

  • an action.
  • an electric signal.
  • a circuit.
  • a device.

  • an electric signal
  • a movement
  • a change

  • output
  • input

DEFINITION: An actuator is which is responsible moving or controlling mechanisms. Actuators convert into

  • muscles.
  • senses.

  • for
  • of
  • to

  • a component
  • a machine
  • a system

An actuator acts like one of your An actuator is connected to the port of a microcontroller*.

*Microcontroller = Brain of the system = Computer

Match the sensor to its device

Movement

Temperature

Infrared

Match the actuator to its device

Resistor

Buzzer

Motor

Geat ready for a quiz.Wait until your classmates finish.In the meantime: look for sensors and actuators!