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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.

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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The electrons of different types of atoms have different degrees of…

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Wires and Connections

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Older electrical schematics showed connecting wires crossing, while…

Derivatives of Power Functions of e

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Example Derivatives of e Proportionality Constant When we say that a…

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

Wire Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire loop.

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

Rules for Antiderivatives

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Constant Rule     Rule of Sums     Rule of…

Intro Lab - Circuit With a Switch

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a light with a switch and learn the basics of connecting toggle (on/off) switches into circuits.

Analog and Digital Signals

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

Wiring Color Codes

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

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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  Note: this is a very unique and useful property of e. As in…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Networks and Busses

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

Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire-over-plane setup.

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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

Conductors and Insulators

Worksheets - Cable Assemblies

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

Arithmetic Properties

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Associative Property In addition and multiplication, terms may be…

Common Antiderivatives

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Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

Worksheets - Cable Assemblies

Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

Networks and Busses

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

DC Motor Control Circuits

Worksheets - Cable Assemblies

How is it possible to electrically measure the torque output by a…

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

Worksheets - Cable Assemblies

In electric circuits, the three basic quantities are voltage (E or V),…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Inductor-Capacitor “tank” Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Oscilloscope Assortment of non-polarized…

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

Worksheets - Cable Assemblies

A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it:  …

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

Worksheets - Cable Assemblies

Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to analyze relay…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Definite Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

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        RELATED WORKSHEET: Calculus for Electric…

Circuit Effects

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The principle of non-sinusoidal, repeating waveforms being equivalent…

AC phase

Worksheets - Cable Assemblies

If we were to express the series-connected DC voltages as phasors…

Successive Approximation ADC

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One method of addressing the digital ramp ADC’s shortcomings is…

Microphones

Worksheets - Cable Assemblies

Explain how a moving-coil, or dynamic microphone works. Identify how…