Which Material? 2

In this practical activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, students investigate the properties of smart springs and see how they might be used as muscles in a robotic arm. This activity can be used as an extension to the related activity ‘Which Material? ’, in which students carry out some data manipulation to find the best material from which to make a prosthetic foot.

This activity is a part of a full set of resources in the Nature Reinvented collection and is supported by the videos Nature Reinvented and Bionic Limbs.

Curriculum links include prosthetics, smart materials, stress, strain, elasticity, standard form, dimensions, gradient, measurements.

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