Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Lego Connection...to Engineering at Gordon

A $200 Lego model of an $80,000 atomic force microscope (AFM) was built this past summer in Gordon's Bowden Engineering Lab in the Ken Olsen Science Center. This Lego demonstration model functions in a manner similar to a real AFM, and gives students a conceptual and functional understanding of the powerful research instrument before actually learning how to use an AFM.

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