Electrical Component Inspection

 Various small electronic components. For scale, a 0.5mm pencil lead is shown.

Various small electronic components. For scale, a 0.5mm pencil lead is shown.

McMaster NEUDOSE's CubeSat is a fairly small satellite, about the size of a loaf bread. This means that the electronic components required must also be small and compact. Each of these pieces must be inspected prior to use to ensure proper functionality. Using a stereomicroscope donated by Vision Engineering Inc., Erica, a medical physics student, is inspecting various small electronics. A melted barometer, pictured top, was discovered. This part will be rejected for quality control.