The Time-of-Flight Flowmeter (Screencast)
By Terry Bartelt
Learners view animations showing how a time-of-flight flowmeter uses ultrasonic sound waves to measure the flow of a liquid.
The Time Proportioning Operational Amplifier (Screencast)
In this animated object, learners see how a time proportioning operational amplifier varies an average DC voltage. A brief quiz completes the activity.
PID Control (Screencast)
Learners examine an animated motion-controlled robotic arm and observe the operation of a PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) control that makes movements quickly without overshooting or having a steady-state error. This activity has audio content.
Types of Flow Measurement
Learners study the most common ways to measure fluid flow for industrial processes including absolute quantity, percentage, volumetric flow rate, and mass flow. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Work and Power (Screencast)
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
Learners examine the formulas for calculating work in ft-lb units and power in ft-lb/min. units.
Ultrasonic Sensors (Screencast)
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of an ultrasonic sensor and the procedure to perform zero and span adjustments. A brief quiz completes the object.
Effects of a Rheostat in a Series Circuit
In this animated object, learners examine how the way in which a rheostat is connected in series with other resistors causes current and voltage to change as the resistance is varied. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Pneumatic Directional Control Valves (Screencast)
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of two-way, three-way, and four-way directional control valves used in pneumatic systems.
Fahrenheit / Celsius Temperature Scales (Screencast)
Learners study the process of mathematically converting temperatures between the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.
Boyle's Law (Screencast)
Learners apply the principles associated with Boyle’s Law.
Voltages Across Series and Parallel Capacitive Circuits (Screencast)
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine how dc voltages develop across capacitors that are connected in series and in parallel.
What Is Torque? (Screencast)
Learners read a description of torque and study the factors that cause its magnitude to change.
GD&T: Geometric Characteristic Symbols
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, learners test their knowledge of 14 geometric tolerance control symbols.
Inductors (Description and Examples)
By Patrick Hoppe
Learners read a description of inductors and view examples of inductors in series and in parallel.
The Magnetic Circuit
Learners compare electromagnetic quantities with the voltage, current, and resistance quantities of an electrical circuit. A brief quiz completes the object.
Charging Time Constants of an RC Circuit (Screencast)
In this animated object, students view an explanation of how current, voltage, and the charge on a capacitor of a series RC circuit change during five time constants. A short quiz completes the activity.
Discharging Time Constants of an RC Circuit (Screencast)
In this animated object, learners examine how current, voltage and the discharging capacitor of a series RC changes during 5 time constants. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Horizontal Portion of the Sine Wave
In this animated object, learners examine cycles, frequency, Hertz, wavelengths, and periods. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Mechanical Advantage (Screencast)
Learners apply lever ratios to calculate the mechanical advantage in basic mechanisms.
Line Symbols (Screencast)
Learners examine the different types of lines used on a P&ID diagram and the types of connections they represent. They test their knowledge in a matching exercise.
Interpreting Engineering Drawings: Title and Revision Blocks (Screencast)
Learners examine the information on a title block and answer questions about that information in an interactive quiz.
GD&T - The Feature Control Frame (Screencast)
In this screencast, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing: The Feature Control Frame, learners examine geometric characteristic symbols, tolerances, datum feature symbols, and other control frame information.
Magnetics AC Power Generation
By Tim Tewalt, Patrick Hoppe
Learners examine an animation that shows how an AC voltage is produced as an armature rotates within a magnetic field. Ten review questions complete the learning object.
Motor Action (Screencast)
In this screencast, learners examine the interaction between a conductor that represents a motor armature and a magnetic field that represents a motor’s main field. This interaction causes the shaft to turn.
In this interactive object, learners examine standard and metric thread specifications used in engineering drawings. In a brief quiz, they identify various internal and external thread representations.