Classroom Activity
Introduction to Control Systems
Environmental Control Systems
Mathmmatical Functions


  • design and test an automatic control system using 2 inputs (temperature and light level) to control 4 on-off outputs (a ventilation fan, 2 light bulbs and an alarm buzzer).
  • use mathematical functions and the Boolean "and" and "or" operators to program the logic of their control system.

The activity uses the Motor Controller or the Binary Basic Trainer with the LabPro or the CBL2.

Author: Fred Thomas
Activity last revised: Sinclair Community College, 12-29-2005

Participant Handout | Facilitator Notes
Calculator Programs
This activity requires the calculator programs CONTROLand SIGNAL