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555 Lab - LED Flasher with Inductive Flyback

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a multiple LED flasher and learn how to use inductive flyback to generate a voltage pulse that is greater than the supply voltage.

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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A technician uses a stroboscope to “freeze” the rotation of a…

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.

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

Switches

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Thyristors

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

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

Parallel Resistor Calculator

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Calculate the equivalent resistance of up to six resistors in parallel with ease while learning how to calculate resistance in parallel and the parallel resistance formula.

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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

AC phase

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

DC Lab - Parallel Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in parallel to power a light and learn the relationship between the individual battery currents and the total system current.

555 Lab - Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a red LED flasher and learn a useful application of the versatile 555 timer IC.

Si Lab - Light Sensor (LED Photodetector)

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use an LED as a light-sensitive photodetector and learn how to use a bipolar transistor in a common-emitter amplifier configuration.

Digital Lab - 10-bit Flashing LED Sequencer

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build and test an automated circuit that sequentially flashes 10 LED, and learn about counters, frequency dividers, and switch debouncing.

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

Current Divider Circuits

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

Potentiometers

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

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

Contributors (11)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Power Quality Measurement

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It used to be with large AC power systems that “power…

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Si Lab - Commutating Diode

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a simple circuit that will teach you how to use a commutating diode to reduce inductive kickback.

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Microwave Tubes

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For extremely high-frequency applications (above 1 GHz), the…

Derivative of a Constant

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    (“c” being a constant)   RELATED…

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power…

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

R, L and C Summary

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With the notable exception of calculations for power (P), all AC…

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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Read-only memory (ROM) is similar in design to static or dynamic RAM…

PN Junctions

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

Digital Lab - S-R Latch With Enable Input using NAND Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an S-R latch with an enabled input using four NAND gates and learn more about digital circuit functionality.

The Triode

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De Forest’s Audion tube came to be known as the triode tube…

The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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