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Learning About Engineering Design Through Product Dissection
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations
  • Steven K. Mickelson, Iowa State University
  • Carl J. Bern, Iowa State University
  • Richard W. Freeman, Iowa State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Conference
American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
Publication Date
6-1-2000
Geolocation
(38.6270025, -90.1994042)
Abstract
The electromechanical watt-hour meter is a familiar sight on utility posts and buildings everywhere. Millions of these meters register electrical energy use for the purpose of revenue billing by electric power suppliers. Watt-hour meters are excellent engineered products for learning about the engineering design process and the engineering disciplines through the use of reverse engineering or product dissection. At Iowa State University, we are using these meters to provide an experiential, hands-on mechatronics laboratory for junior high, high school, and freshmen engineering students. This paper describes the process used in the mechantronic laboratory and many opportunities for using these engineering masterpieces.
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This proceeding is from Proceedings of the 2000 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition.

Copyright Owner
American Society for Engineering Education
Language
en
Citation Information
Steven K. Mickelson, Carl J. Bern and Richard W. Freeman. "Learning About Engineering Design Through Product Dissection" St. Louis, MO(2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/steven_mickelson/16/