Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition

Publication Date

6-2000

City

St. Louis, MO

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.

Comments

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

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