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DIY EE Lab - Setting Up a Home Electronics Lab

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To build the DIY electronics projects described in this textbook, you will need a small work area, a few tools, and some basic electronics supplies. This page describes the setup of a low-cost home electronics laboratory.

AC Lab - Signal and Noise Coupling

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, power a DC motor through a multi-conductor cable to learn how AC signals are coupled between conductors and how to mitigate noise coupling.

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Electrical Conduction in Semiconductors

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In any electrically conductive substance, what are charge carriers?…

Circuit Wiring

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So far, we’ve been analyzing single-battery, single-resistor…

Conductors and Insulators

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Safety Grounding

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In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

What is the Relationship Between Conductance and Resistance?

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The concept and measurement units of resistance are most often used…

Non-right Triangle Trigonometry

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The Law of Sines (for any triangle) The Law of Cosines (for any…

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

DIY EE Lab - Setting Up a Home Electronics Lab

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To build the DIY electronics projects described in this textbook, you will need a small work area, a few tools, and some basic electronics supplies. This page describes the setup of a low-cost home electronics laboratory.

Building Resistor Circuits Using Breadboards, Perfboards, and Terminal Strips

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Over the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Solving Simultaneous Equations: The Substitution Method and the Addition Method

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What are Simultaneous Equations and Systems of Equations? The terms…

Atomic Structure

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Shown here is a simplified representation of an atom: the smallest…

DC Lab - Rheostat Range Limiting

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use series and parallel resistor networks to precisely adjust the range and zero point of a rheostat.

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Mutual Inductance

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When an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, what…

SPICE Quirks

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“Garbage in, garbage out.” —Anonymous   SPICE…

Pi-Match Impedance Matching Calculator

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This calculator is designed to compute the parameters required to design a Pi-Match Impedance Circuit

The Common-source Amplifier (JFET)

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Display Tubes

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In addition to performing tasks of amplification and switching, tubes…

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

Introduction to Network Theorems for Circuit Analysis

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Anyone who’s studied geometry should be familiar with the…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

555 Lab - Advanced Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a red LED flasher with a transistor drive to control the current and learn how to use transistors to provide current gain and how to limit LED current.

Conversion From Decimal Numeration

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Because octal and hexadecimal numeration systems have bases that are…

DC Lab - An Analog Computer For Averaging

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple circuit that computes the average of voltages and learn about analog computers and their application.

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Numbers and Symbols

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The expression of numerical quantities is something we tend to take…

Data - Resistance & Superconductor

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Tables of specific resistance and temperature coefficient of…

Measurement Circuits

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Figure below shows a photodiode amplifier for measuring low levels of…