MechSense Encoder (IMAGE) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Caption MIT researchers created a system that enables makers to incorporate sensors directly into rotational mechanisms with only one pass in a 3D printer. This gives rotational mechanisms like the gears inside a motor the ability to sense their angular position, rotation speed, and direction of rotation. Credit Image courtesy of Marwa AlAlawi, Stefanie Mueller, et. al Usage Restrictions Images are made available to non-commercial entities, press and the general public under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license. You may not alter the images provided, other than to crop them to size. A credit line must be used when reproducing images License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.