The Universal NAND Gate
By Terry Bartelt
In this animated activity, learners examine how various NAND gate configurations and the logic signals produced throughout the circuit perform the functions of all of the other types of logic gates.
Binary to Decimal Number Conversion
By Patrick Hoppe
In this learning activity you'll practice calculating the between the binary number system and the decimal number system.
Calculating Cutting Speeds for Twist Drills
By Dave Hoffman
Students view the formula for determining twist drill speeds in metal. Exercises complete the activity.
Reading Indicator Quiz
By Barbara Anderegg
In this learning activity you'll test your skill at reading indicators.
Lathe: Left-Hand Thread Cutting
By Kelly Curran
This document is a visual and text description of left-hand thread cutting on a lathe.
General Shop Safety - Safety Rules
This document provides a list of shop safety rules.
Cylindrical Grinder Components - Photos
In this learning object you'll review color photographs of a Brown & Sharpe Universal Cylindrical Grinder.
Advanced Cutting Tools/ Holding Devices and Operations
In this document you'll review photos of different types of drilling tools.
Development of a Boolean Expression for a Combinational Logic Circuit
Learners view an animated demonstration of how to determine the final output of the combinational circuit.
Students look at the power dissipated by a single gate and by an IC. The concept of average current draw is introduced and examples are provided.
CNC Control Features
By Terry Tower
In this learning activity you'll discover the features of a Puma Daewoo O-T CNC Lathe Control panel.
Selecting Electrodes For Wire Feed Welding
In this interactive object, learners read an explanation of the electrodes used for welding with the GMAW and FCAW processes. In two matching exercises, students test their knowledge of classification and specification numbers.
Types of Power Sources for Gas Metal Arc Welding
Learners view wire feed power sources ranging from 110-volt, single phase units to 460-volt, three-phase units. A description and photos of each are provided.
Darex Model SP2000 Drill Sharpening Machine
By Mike Cattelino
Learners view step-by-step instructions for how to set up and sharpen a drill bit in the Darex drill grinder, model SP2000.
Print Reading: Step Block
In this animated print reading exercise, the learner calculates missing dimensions and identifies surfaces on projected views.
The Six-Axis Robot
The learner will view videos showing the movements of each axis of the six-axis robot.
The Planetary Gear Drive
The learner will understand the design of a planetary gear drive and its advantages and disadvantages.
Using a Depth Micrometer
By Terry Fleischman
Learners will test their ability to read a depth micrometer in this interactive quiz.
Problem Solving - Describing the Problem
By Mitch Vesaas
The learner will understand how to measure a problem over time by using a common run chart to visualize the gap between past performance and future goals.
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
In this animated object, learners study how the internal parts of an AC synchronous motor interact with magnetic fields to cause rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
SMAW Electrode Characteristics
In this learning activity, you’ll explore the characteristics of common, carbon steel shielded metal arc welding electrodes, which fall under American Welding Society specification A5.1.
Treating Electrical Shock Victims
By Terry Bartelt, Pat Jensen
Explore the step-by-step procedures to rescue and care for electrical shock victims.
Critical Thinking: Analyzing a Process
By Chris Jossart
In this interactive object, learners follow six steps for analyzing a process in a manufacturing setting. This activity includes a drag-and-drop exercise and textboxes where learners post their ideas.
I'm Sorry: The Art of Apologizing
By Rosie Bunnow
Learners rank the effectiveness of various apologies and evaluate how well these apologies resolve conflict. This activity has audio content.
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a multiplexer and the function of the data input and selector lines. A brief quiz completes the activity.