Learning Microsystems Through Problem Solving
This folder contains the guides for the Learning Microsystems Through Problem Solving Activity and kit, as well as related presentations. This activity can be used as an activity in the SCME Transducer, Sensors, and Actuator Learning Modules or as a capstone activity for a MEMS Introduction course or curriculum. In order to get the most from this activity, participants should have a basic understanding of microsystems applications, components, and fabrication processes. The presentations available in this folder include a review of each of these concepts: applications, components and process.
The Learning Microsystems Through Problem Solving activity engages the participants in a team project to design and develop a microsystems component that can be used in a specific application. Each team builds a component using a variety of materials available in the kit. During the development of the microsystems component, the teams are also required to discuss and develop a fabrication process for the component. The activity outcomes include a model of a micro component, an outline of the component's fabrication process, and a team presentation on its component.
The Particiapant Guide and Activity Checklist is available to everyone. To access the Instructor Guide and other supporting materials, you must be a registered user.