The Basic of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Teaching Innovation Kit for Application in Fluid Power Technology Course
This project utilizes a learning kit to visualize the function of Basic Hydraulic and Pneumatic in the classroom instead of using conventional teaching style; slides and videos. Hydraulic and pneumatic are introduced to the semester 5 students in subject Fluid Power Technology (MEC341). By the end of this course, students are expected to be able to apply, explain and demonstrate the operation of Fluid Power systems, hence they need to have a very strong grasp of Hydraulic and Pneumatic fundamentals in order to score this subject successfully. However, most students faced difficulties to imagine its working principle, thus failed to satisfy the cognitive evaluation. The idea of this project is obtained from a survey distributed in classes and most students agreed with the introduction of this learning kit in learning session. In this project, the demonstration of the basic components of Hydraulic and Pneumatic such as pump, piping and linear actuator (cylinder) are replaced by small scale component made from durable material. This teaching innovation kit allows students to better understand the topic, plus it is also believed to be more interesting to be demonstrated in class. Furthermore, this kit is easily understandable by others not only limited to engineering students.