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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Sensors of all kinds play significant roles in the way that we use and interact with technological devices today. Smartphones, household appliances, automobiles, and other products that we use every day incorporate many different kinds of sensors. While the sensors are hidden from view in the products, appliances, and tools that we use, they…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Robotics, Electronic Equipment
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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Today there are a number of 3D printing technologies that are low cost and within the budgets of middle and high school programs. Educational technology companies offer a variety of 3D printing technologies and parallel curriculum materials to enable technology and engineering teachers to easily add 3D learning activities to their programs.…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Manufacturing, Visual Aids
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Hammons, John; Deal, Walter F., III – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Microcontrollers are used extensively in transportation and communications technologies, in automobiles to monitor and control engine speed and performance so as to maximize fuel economy and efficiency, and by manufacturing industries to produce "smart" technology. The flexibility, imagination, and spirit that make these tiny devices so…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Robotics, High School Students
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Deal, Walter F., III – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
There is considerable interest in electric and hybrid cars because of environmental and climate change concerns, tougher fuel efficiency standards, and increasing dependence on imported oil. In this article, the author describes the history of electric vehicles in the automotive world and discusses the components of a hybrid electric vehicle.…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Transportation, Sustainable Development, Energy Conservation