‘Assemble it like IKEA furniture:’ U of T Engineering TA creates build-at-home machine to enable hands-on remote learning

Photo Courtesy of Crystal Liu


In February, U of T Engineering students in MSE398: Materials Manufacturing and Design Laboratory received a package in the mail. Inside was a lab kit, with components — mechanical parts, electrical components, a printed circuit board (PCB), and tools — to build an at-home mini mechanical tester machine for their labs.

“You assemble the pieces like IKEA furniture,” says teaching assistant Crystal Liu (MIE 1T8 + PEY, MSE MASc candidate).

Read full article by Liz Do – UofT Engineering News, April 06, 2021