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Introduction To Transducers – Macro and Micro-size

What is a transducer? How do transducers work? How are transducers used in microtechnology? Learn the answer to these questions and more. This presentation is presented by the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME). Supporting materials can be downloaded from the SCME website (  

How do Wind Turbines work ?

Working of a wind turbine is illustrated in this video with the help of animation. The topic covered are blade design, use of brake, velocity sensor, yawing mechanism, blade tilting, wind turbine efficiency and Betz’s limit.    

Diesel Engine, How it works ?

Diesel engines are the most versatile IC Engines. With help of animation working of Diesel engine is elaborately explained in this video. Here the basic construction of diesel engine, its working and mechanical design aspects are covered. Starting from working of single cylinder diesel engine, working of a four cylinder engine is logically explained here.    

Petrol (Gasoline) Engine vs Diesel Engine

Have you ever wondered why there exists 2 different engines, Diesel and Petrol (Gasoline) ?. This video is aimed at giving a logical illustration of differences and advantages of diesel and petrol engines. It also answers the questions like, what if I put petrol into a diesel engine or vice versa.    

How do Airplanes fly ?

This video demonstrates the airplane operation in a logical manner with help of animation. Please check out a video by a Cambridge professor to clear your misconception about the lift generation.  

How does a Transformer work ?

This video gives a detailed animated illustration on the working of electrical Transformers. Here the basic working principle and construction of transformer, step-up transformer, step-down transformer, transformer winding and core construction are well illustrated.    

Transformer Winding types

Different types of transformer windings employed in practise are explained in this video with help of animation. The winding types explained are disc-type, cross-over, helical and sandwich.    

DC Motor, How it works?

The working of a DC motor is well explained in this video with the help of animation. Construction details of DC Motor, Shunt & Series motor, concept of back EMF are also explained in this video.    

Manual Transmission, How it works ?

Working of a Manual transmission is explained in an illustrative and logical manner in this video with the help of animation. Here the working of Sliding mesh and synchromesh transmissions are well illustrated. This video also explains the working of a reverse gear.    

Degrees of Freedom

The concept of DoF is well explained in this video lecture with the help of animation of mechanisms. This video covers the topic of a higher pair, lower pair and mobility equation. Degrees of freedom of 4 bar linkage, cam and follower mechanism and 5 bar linkage are worked out here.    

The History of Robotics

The History of Robotics Learn about some of the fascinating moments that have helped define the history of robotics. This timeline features a number of historic events of the past as well as recent developments that have helped shape the world of robots and technology in general. Read about advances in artificial intelligence, changes in industrial robotics, research into robotic arms used in car manufacturing, mars rovers and much more. Follow the history of robotics from its humble but visionary beginnings right through to the complex robots of today. These robots tie together a range of interrelated areas such as…

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