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Learning Microsystems through Problem Solving Kit
(formerly MEMS Innovators)
The Learning Microsystems through Problem Solving Kit engages the participants in a team project to design and develop a MEMS component that can be used in a specific application. The team builds a model component using a variety of materials available in the kit. During the development of the MEMS component, the team is required to discuss and develop a fabrication process. The activity outcomes include the model of a MEMS component, an outline of the component's fabrication process, and a team presentation on its component.
This activity can be used with the SCME Transducer, Sensors, and Actuator Learning Module, or as a capstone activity for a MEMS or Microtechnology Introduction course or curriculum. In order to get the most from this exercise, participants should already have a basic understanding of MEMS applications, components, and fabrication processes. The kit contains enough material for a team of 4-6 participants.
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