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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.

AC Motor Theory

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

Convert MCD to Lumens

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

Parallel Resistor Calculator

Tools

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.

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

Textbook

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.

Static Electricity

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What does it mean for an object to have an electric charge? Give an…

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.

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.

Thyristors

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

Series LED Resistor Calculator

Tools

This series LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED or a number of the same color of LEDs in series and need to know which resistor you should use.

Digital Lab - 10-bit Flashing LED Sequencer

Textbook

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.

Digital Display Circuits

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

Rectifier Circuits

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

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…

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.

Switches

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Circuits and the Speed of Light

Textbook

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

Superposition Theorem

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

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

Textbook

By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

Example Circuits and Netlists

Textbook

The following circuits are pre-tested netlists for SPICE 2g6, complete…

Vol III. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

What is the Difference Between Series and Parallel Circuits?

Textbook

Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are…

Intro Lab - A Simple Lighting Circuit

Textbook

In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a battery-operated circuit with a light and learn about open and short circuit failures.

Ring Counters

Textbook

If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Tracking ADC

Textbook

A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

AC Lab - Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

Textbook

In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will sense AC magnetic fields using a simple wire coil and learn about AC signal coupling, orientation effects, and the impact of shielding using different materials.

Resistor Color Codes

Textbook

Try out our Resistor Color Code Calculator in our Tools section.…

IGBTs

Textbook

Because of their insulated gates, IGFETs of all types have extremely…

The J-K Flip-Flop

Textbook

Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

Amplifiers

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Practical Benefit of Active Devices The practical benefit of active…

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Batteries

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If I wanted to build a battery-powered electric drill, would it be…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

Textbook

Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

Digital Lab - Basic 2-Input NAND Gate Circuit

Textbook

In this hands-on electronics experiment, build and test a 2-input digital NAND gate with LED indicators and learn to read pinout diagrams, power a digital IC, connect unused inputs and outputs, and use pulldown resistors.

Vol V. Credits

Textbook

All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Safety Grounding

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