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Books and References

Mechatronics Textbooks:

  • Applied Mechatronics
    by Samili and Mrad
    Oxford University Press
  • Design with Microprocessors for Mechanical Engineers
    by Stiffler
  • Fundamentals of Mechatronics
    by Jouneh
    Cengage Learning
  • Introduction to Mechatronic Design
    by Carryer, Ohline, and Kenny
    Prentice Hall
  • Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems
    by Alciatore and Histand
  • Mechatronics
    by Hegde
    Jones and Bartlett
  • Mechatronics
    by Necsulescu
    Prentice Hall
  • Mechatronics – A Foundation Course
    by de Silva
    CRC Press
  • Mechatronics – Electromechanics and Controlmechanics
    by Mill
  • Mechatronics – Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical Engineering
    by Bolton
    Addison Wesley
  • Mechatronics – Electronics in products and processes
    by Bradley, et al.
    Chapman and Hall
  • Mechatronics – Mechanical System Interfacing
    by Auslander and Kempf
    Prentice Hall
  • Mechatronics System Design
    by Shetty and Kolk
    PWS Publishing
  • Mechatronics with Experiment
    by Cetinkunt

    Mechatronics References:

  • The Art of Electronics
    Horowitz and Hill
    Cambridge University Press
  • Electromechanical Design Handbook
    by Walsh
  • Electro-mechanical Engineering – An Integrated Approach
    by Fraser and Milne
  • Handbook of Electromechanical Product Design
    by Hurricks
    Longman, John Wiley, Addison Wesley
  • Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering
    by Rizzoni
    Irwin Publishing
  • Understanding Electro-mechanical Engineering – An Introduction to Mechatronics
    by Kamm

Basic Electronics:

  • Basic Electronics
    by McWhorter and Evans
    Master Publishing (Richardson, TX)
  • Getting Started in Electronics
    by Mims
    Radio Shack Archer Catalog No. 276-5003A

Conferences and Proceedings

  • International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
  • International Conference on Mechatronics (MECH)
  • International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP)
  • International Conferences on Mechatronic Design and Modeling
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
  • International Workshop on Education in Mechatronics (MDM)
  • International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics (REM)
  • Mechatronics and Imbedded Systems and Applications (MESA)
  • Mechatronics Forum International Conference
  • Network on Research and Teaching in Mechatronics (REM)
  • Synthesis Coalition Workshop on Mechatronics Education

Digital Signal Processors (DSPs)

Electronics (IC’s, discrete components, switches, sensors, controllers, etc.)

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See the following for low-cost and fast prototype printed circuit board (PCBs) manufacturing and assembly:

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Industrial Mechanical and Electrical Components (motors, gear boxes, accessories, hardware, electrical equipment, etc.)

*: popular, with large inventory

Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, and Interfacing:


Motors and Motion Controllers

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Robotics (hobby and small projects, and drones)

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Drone-specific sites:

For more info and DIY projects, see:

Semiconductor (IC) Manufacturers:


Single Board Computers and Minicontrollers

Small Parts (bearings, couplings, gears, springs, shafts, belts, pulleys, seals, etc.)

Other Product Information

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