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Some of my favorite videos of mems devices.  All devices shown here are real . . . not simulations. Feature sizes on these devices are as small as 1 micron.  For comparison, a human red blood cell is 10 microns across.  If you are on a 19K modem, DONT EVEN TRY viewing these quicktime movies!

MEMS Movies:

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A pure rotational microengine, with  the electrostatic actuation occurring on the outside perimeter of the spinning disk.

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Back . . . by popular demand, the World's Smallest Steam Engine.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is a fully functioning steam engine, with piston narrower than a human red blood cell! 

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You asked for it, and you got it . . . the first successful demonstration of a six-gear MEMS gear chain.

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OK, the easy part was developing the world's most advanced MEMS technology, the hard part was getting this LIVE dust mite to crawl up on the gear, and take a spin around.  For the whole sorted story on this amazing video, please click here

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Another amazing mite ride, this time at lower RPM

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Runaway mite. . . yes the mites are alive.  This one ran by so fast we were unable to give him a ride
 

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