We design and develop a variety of mixed reality, multi-sensory, and interactive digital experiences to increase learning engagement, deepen the quality of learning, and broaden learning access. These learning experiences are primarily for learning manufacturing or micro/nanotechnology and are broadly grouped into (i) apps, (ii) simulations, and (iii) haptics.
These apps enable learners to manipulate, and virtually disassemble various parts and products (representing high-volume manufacturing processes), while receiving scaffolded guidance to inspect manufacturing features. This work has been published and recently won two best paper awards at ASEE 2021.
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
This AR app introduces the purpose, function, and working principles of the Scanning Electron Microscope.
Machine Shop Skills
This set of AR apps enable blended learning of machining hands-on skills. These instructional modules can be experienced before a student steps into the machine shop to prepare, or during the course to augment in-person instruction.
2.670 Flashlight Instructions and Mill Intro
AFM Image Artifact Simulation
This simulation enables visualization of imaging artifacts of the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). Students can manipulate parameters such as tip shape, surface profile, and tip cleanliness, and compare the actual surface to the imaged profile.
Contact us if you are interested in using this simulation.
AFM Haptics and Visualization
This visualization and haptic feedback controller kit enables students to see and “feel” the forces acting on the Atomic For Microscope (AFM) tip to enable multi-modal learning of mechanical principles on the nanometer scale. This work was most recently published in Nisal Ovitigala’s thesis.