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.
Indirect Measurement Instruments
By Kelly Curran
The learner will define indirect measurement, identify common indirect measuring tools, and select the proper measuring tool for the situation.
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.
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.
Job Tasks Three Phase Motor Overheating
By Excelsior College
In this simulation, the learner must perform a series of job tasks in the role of an electrical mechanical technician conducting maintenance operations.
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.
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.
The Dial Caliper
By Barbara Anderegg
Learners review guidelines for the proper use of a dial caliper. Illustrations appear throughout the learning object.
Cutting Tapers Using the Tailstock Offset Method
In this video, you’ll explore how to calculate, setup, and cut a taper using the tailstock offset method.
Series-Parallel DC Circuits Analysis
By Patrick Hoppe
Learners follow a methodical approach for the dc analysis of series-parallel circuits.
Electrical PPE Mini Sim
This activity is a simulation that allows the learner to practice personal protective equipment tasks.
How to Read a Caliper
In this interactive object, learners review how to read a caliper. They then test their skills with eight practice questions.
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.
Hydraulic System Pressure
In this animated activity, learners observe how pressure values throughout a hydraulic system are developed based on pump pressure and the size of the load.
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.
How to Listen Better (Screencast)
By Barbara Liang
The learner examines what it means to listen respectively and how to become a better listener.
P&ID Tag Numbers
Learners study the types of information letters and numbers placed inside general piping and instrumentation diagram symbols.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #1
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object. Front, side, and top orthographic views are shown.
The Spring-and-Diaphragm Actuator
Learners study an animation of a spring-and diaphragm actuator controlling the opening of a flow valve.
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.
Learners study the fundamental operation of a triac, particularly how it is turned on and off. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Pressure-Reducing Valve Application
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
In this animated activity, a drill-and-clamp machine is used to show an application of a pressure-reducing valve. Recommendations on how to properly make pressure adjustments are also provided.
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.
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.
The Superposition Theorem
The superposition theorem is explained as it relates to dc circuit analysis. Examples are given.