I recently visited the Georgia Institute of Technology to see first-hand how the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation teaching grant has inspired the increased use of pneumatic systems in the Creative Decisions and Design course. The grant has enabled the school to purchase additional components to accommodate the increased number of students enrolling in the class.
Students, working in teams, are given a kit of parts to solve a real world problem. Over the course of the semester the students design and build a mechatronic device using the supplied mechatronics and pneumatics kit. Over 240 students compete in a final competition where their designs are reviewed by industry judges and students compete head-to-head in a performance contest that will be held in April 2015. To see the 2012 competition, click here. To see the 2014 competition, click here.
To see more projects from NFPA Foundation grant recipients click here.
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