Basic Types of Dimensioning Used in Engineering Drawings

By Kelly Curran, Glenn Sokolowski

Learners examine the basic types of dimensioning including unidirectional and aligned systems, and linear, aligned, angled, arrowless, chain, datum, chart, tabular, radius, diameter, typical, and reference dimensions.

Methods of Producing Electricity

By Terry Bartelt

In this learning activity you'll review the six different ways in which electricity is produced: chemical, friction, heat, light, magnetism, and pressure.

Cascading Counters

Learners observe how to cascade PLC counters to extend the maximum count of one counter.

Basic Types of Lines Used in Engineering Drawings

In this highly interactive object, learners associate basic line types and terms with engineering drawing geometry. A quiz completes the activity.

Identifying Lever Classes

By James Bourassa

In this interactive object, learners read an introduction to Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 levers and then take a quiz.

Pneumatic Schematic Symbol Flashcards

This interactive object is designed to help learners memorize schematic symbols used in pneumatic diagrams. Learners quiz themselves using electronic flashcards.

Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method

In this animated and interactive object, learners follow steps to perform the process identification procedure for the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method. A short 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.

Basic Elements of Dimensions Used in Engineering Drawings

By Glenn Sokolowski

In this interactive object, students explore the basic elements and common terms associated with dimensions and leaders. A 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.

Current in a Series Circuit

In this learning activity you'll determine what happens to current flow in a series circuit when the resistance is changed.

Series-Parallel DC Circuits Analysis

By Patrick Hoppe

Learners follow a methodical approach for the dc analysis of series-parallel circuits.

The Time-of-Flight Flowmeter (Screencast)

Learners view animations showing how a time-of-flight flowmeter uses ultrasonic sound waves to measure the flow of a liquid.

Resistor Color Code Practice

In this learning activity you'll build a resistor's color code based on the bands.

P&ID Tag Numbers

Learners study the types of information letters and numbers placed inside general piping and instrumentation diagram symbols.

Basic Symbols Used in Engineering Drawings

Learners examine the drawing symbols used for counterbore, countersink, spotface, radius, diameter, and depth. In the quiz that completes the activity, they associate these symbols with machining applications.

Digital Terrain Model (DTM): Determining Contour Location

By Steve Whitmoyer

Learners read how to determine the location of a contour for a specific location given a TIN.

Reaction Curve Tuning Example

Learners perform the steps required for the Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Tuning Method. The process identification procedure is performed, calculations are made, and the proper PID values are programmed into the controller.

Brain Exercise: Visualization #2

In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object.

The Superposition Theorem

The superposition theorem is explained as it relates to dc circuit analysis. Examples are given.

Series-Parallel Circuit Analysis: Practice Problems Circuit 1

In this interactive object, learners analyze a series-parallel DC circuit problem in a series of steps. Immediate feedback is provided.

Three Phase Wye Transformer Calculations

In this interactive object, learners follow steps to find phase voltages in a partial three-phase power distribution circuit.

Three-Phase Delta Transformer Calculations

Using a memory shortcut for calculations, the learner determines line and phase values of current in a three-phase AC configuration. Practice problems complete the activity.

Transfer Functions: The RL Low Pass Filter

Learners read how the transfer function for a RC low pass filter is developed. The transfer function is used in Excel to graph the Vout. The circuit is also simulated in Electronic WorkBench and the resulting Bode plot is compared to the graph from Excel.

The Spring-and-Diaphragm Actuator

Learners study an animation of a spring-and diaphragm actuator controlling the opening of a flow valve.