Class on a Chip
- The Class on a Chip System is a MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) based tool for demonstrating and teaching engineering, physics, and micro/nano concepts.
- The MEMS devices include micro-motors that are 1 mm in diameter and are used to spin even small gears.
- A digital microscope is used to image the motion.
- The video can be viewed on a computer monitor, video projector, and over the internet.
- Multi-devices are available on each chip allowing a variety of experiments and demonstrations to be conducted.
- A lab manual is available for both high school and college use.
- Remoter users can operate the System using LabVIEW controls and view the dynamic devices through streaming video.
- The System is in use at a number of universities around the country and has been used in demonstrations for hundred of middle and high school students.
- The work has been supported by National Science Foundation grants through CCLI, REU, and SBIR programs.
- Videos: Micromotor and Gear | Microgripper
Whitacre College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Tim Dallas
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project Time Period
Ongoing: Contact for Availability
Target Age Group
College and Graduate