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Reverse Engineering of a Common Product

In this telecollaborative project, you will reverse-engineer a device that contains both electrical and mechanical components and then create a systems diagram for the deconstructed device. You will create reassembly instructions and diagrams to share with partner schools. Partner schools will attempt to reassemble the device using the instructions you have provided.

The single-use camera is a common product that most of us have used. While they are not complex products or complex systems they can used as a vehicle for understanding some of the key concepts of systems and systems engineering. Through class discussion and activities you will learn about reverse engineering and then have an opportunity to integrate reverse engineering and systems engineering through a challenging hands-on activity and collaborative exchanges with another school.

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