PID Control (Screencast)
By Terry Bartelt
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.
Boyle's Law (Screencast)
Learners apply the principles associated with Boyle’s Law.
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.
What Is Torque? (Screencast)
Learners read a description of torque and study the factors that cause its magnitude to change.
Mechanical Advantage (Screencast)
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
Learners apply lever ratios to calculate the mechanical advantage in basic mechanisms.
Work and Power (Screencast)
Learners examine the formulas for calculating work in ft-lb units and power in ft-lb/min. units.
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.
Manufacturing PPE Mini-Sim
By Excelsior College
This activity is a simulation that allows the learner to practice personal protective equipment tasks.
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.
The Hydraulic Color Code (Screencast)
In this screencast, learners read an explanation of the color code used on schematic diagrams for hydraulic circuits. Circuit examples for each color are shown.
Understanding and Writing Pseudocode: The Basics
By Jason Vosters
In this activity you'll explore how flowchart programs can be converted into pseudocode programming.
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.
Understanding Circular Robotic Motions
The learner will learn the programming steps that are used to create circular motions with robots.
The Strain Wave Gear Principle
The learner will understand the inner workings of the strain wave gear principle.
The Cycloidal Gear Drive
The learner will gain an understanding of the inner workings of the cycloidal gear drive while watching a video and listening to an explanation of its features.
The learner will identify components of a welding robot and determine if the robot is set up correctly to avoid singularity.
The learner will gain an understanding of the modes of axis movement for successful robot programming.
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
In this animated activity, learners study how the magnetic field of an armature can distort the DC motor's main magnetic field. A brief quiz completes the object.
Types of Motion Instructions
The learner will identify the types of motion instructions used for programming a robot.
The Absolute Rotary Encoder
The learner will gain an understanding of robot motion control by comprehending the fundamentals of the encoder.
Gear Ratio Concepts (Screencast)
By James Bourassa
In this screencast, learners examine the concept of gear ratios. The number of teeth, diameters, and velocity relationships are discussed and calculated using linear ratio equations.
Sizing Motor Overloads
By Terry Bartelt, Pat Jensen
Learners use the National Electrical Code to determine the size of a motor overload protection device.
RPM of AC Motors
Learners study factors that affect the synchronous speed of an AC motor: the applied AC frequency and the number of stator poles.
The Six-Axis Robot
The learner will view videos showing the movements of each axis of the six-axis robot.
Voltage Regulation of a Zener Diode
The learner will understand how a zener diode maintains a constant voltage as the resistance values of a load change.