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3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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Learn how design parameters impact system performance.

3D time-of-flight sensor theory of operation

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Explore the theory of operation behind 3D time of flight sensors.

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

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…

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.

Simple Combination Lock

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

LED Resistor Calculator

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An LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED and need to know which resistor you should use.

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

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…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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Any kind of switch contact can be designed so that the contacts…

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Special-purpose Batteries

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Mercury Standard Cell Back in the early days of electrical measurement…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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When lightning strikes, nearby magnetic compass needles may be seen to…

Static Electricity

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

Tracking ADC

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

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

Trigonometric Equivalencies

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Electron Activity in Chemical Reactions

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So far in our discussions on electricity and electric circuits, we…

Why L/R and not LR?

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Learn About L/R Time Constants It is often perplexing to new students…

Numbers and Symbols

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

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

DC Motor Control Circuits

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

Power Sources

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There are many different types of power sources, and here some of the…

Networks and Busses

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

Inductors

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! A 5 H inductor is subjected to an electric…

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

Power Quality Measurement

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

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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