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