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Reverse Engineering of a Common Product:
A Systems and Global Engineering Project

This telecollaborative project is designed to provide students in grades 9-12 with an orientation to systems engineering concepts. Students will be provided with an overview of systems thinking including the systems model. Through guided activities students will reverse-engineer a common device that contains both electrical and mechanical components and then create a systems diagram for the deconstructed device. Students will create reassembly instructions and diagrams that partner schools worldwide will use in their attempt to reconstruct the device. This project provides the background needed to encourage teachers and students to participate in more advanced collaborative design activities.

There is NO fee to participate however we do ask you to register first. To do so, go to the Instructions and Help section.

Newcomers Welcome!

If you are new to this project, please read the project Instructions and Schedule , and then register to join. Also, feel free to look at the list of schools currently registered for the project.

If you have any problems, don't hesitate to contact the Project Leader .