GOLDi – Grid of Online Lab Devices Ilmenau

Karsten Henke, Tobias Vietzke, Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke, Steffen Ostendorff


Based on a grid concept of an interactive hybrid online laboratory we will describe different fields of applications in different learning scenarios. This infrastructure guaranties a reliable, flexible as well as robust usage of this online lab. By using GOLDi, students are able to design control algorithms with different specification techniques to control electro-mechanical hardware models in the online lab. Additionally, the reconfigurable rapid prototyping platform of the GOLDi system can be used to test all the taught topics of a given lectures in the field of digital system design. Finally, a special demonstration platform (a ball in a labyrinth on a balance plate) can be used to give the students a better feeling about the possibilities and limitations of remote control and observation via Internet and to evaluate these technologies critically.


control engineering education; laboratories; Web-based education; virtual and remote labs; Web-based design tools; distance learning

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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