Motor Control for Welding Positioner

UROP Title: Motor control for welding positioner

Term UROP is offered: Spring 2021

Compensation: Paid ($13.50/hr) or credit (Note: MIT undergraduate students who received their ELO guarantee in Fall 2020 or IAP 2021 are not eligible for financial compensation Spring 2021)

Location: Mix of on-campus (Cambridge) and remote

Supervisor/Contact: Jack Whipple

Project Description

A student will design and implement electric motor control for a large bore rotary welding positioner design from mains power to user interface & documentation, including speed & tq requirements, robustness & feature capability, packaging, balancing cost with an intent for reliability, reparability, & possible short production run. The student will work directly with and independently from a shop manager, using real-world constraints.




This is a paid UROP opportunity at $13.50/hour with an expectation that the student will spend between 80-140 hours on the project over the course of the semester.

Apply (ideally by February 26, 2021)

Interested candidates should email Jack Whipple, MIT D-Lab Workshop Manager.


Link to opportunity on MIT ELx site