This learning module is one of three SCME modules that discuss the types of components found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). This module covers "sensors" - what they are, how they work, and how they are used in both macro and micro-sized systems. An activity provides further exploration into specific sensors and how they are used in everyday devices. Two related learning modules cover macro and micro-sized transducers and actuators.
This learning module includes the following.
- Pre-test (Knowledge Probe)
- Reading: Introduction to Sensors
- Presentation: Introduction to Sensors
- Activity: What are Sensors?
Student materials for this learning module are available here.
Southwest Center for Microsystems Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM