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Digital Lab - 7-segment LED Display

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a 7-segment binary-coded decimal (BCD) display and learn about active-low and active-high logic inputs.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Display Tubes

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Karnaugh Mapping

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Display Tubes

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

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.

Si Lab - Bipolar Transistor as a Switch

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) to switch an LED and learn about the current their amplification.

Digital Lab - 7-segment LED Display

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a 7-segment binary-coded decimal (BCD) display and learn about active-low and active-high logic inputs.

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

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.

Digital Lab - Digital Combination Lock

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a digital combination lock with LED output indicators and learn about XOR gate functionality and how to implement NOR logic functionality using diodes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Series LED Resistor Calculator

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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.

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

DC Lab - Series Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in series and learn the relationship between the individual battery voltages and the total series voltage.

Coefficients of Specific Resistance

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Specific resistance at 20o C:  Material Element/Alloy ohm-cmil/ft…

Power Supply Circuits

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There are three major kinds of power supplies: unregulated (also…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Contact “Bounce”

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When a switch is actuated and contacts touch one another under the…

Phasing

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Since transformers are essentially AC devices, we need to be aware of…

IGBTs

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

Questions relating to project management

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Digital Lab - S-R Latch Using NOR Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an S-R latch using two NOR gates and learn how this type of digital memory operates, including invalid states, race conditions, and the effects of output loading.

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

AC Lab - Automotive Alternator as AC Generator

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will use an automotive alternator to generate three-phase AC voltage and learn how alternators can function as both generators and motors.

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Common Sources of Hazard

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Of course, there is a danger of electrical shock when directly…

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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The earliest forms of digital data storage involving moving parts was…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

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It may seem difficult to even start on a project such as this, with no…

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.

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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Dielectric strength in kilovolts per inch (kV/in): Material*…