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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 transistor—models…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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

Convert MCD to Lumens

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

Simple Combination Lock

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

LED Sequencer

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

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.

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN transistor—models…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

7-segment Display

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

Karnaugh Mapping

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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

Optoelectronic Devices

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

Display Tubes

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Design Project: Simple Component Curve-Tracer Circuit

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What do each of the oscilloscope axes represent, in real-life terms…

Impedance

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

Stepper Motor Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the maximum speed, minimum time per step and maximum power of a stepper motor

Batteries

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

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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Computers can be powerful tools if used properly, especially in the…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an embedded microstrip.

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Digital Codes

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Multiplexers

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A multiplexer, abbreviated mux, is a device that has multiple inputs…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Thevenin-Norton Equivalencies

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Since Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems are two equally…

Counter Modulus

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Wire Types and Sizes

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Most electrical wire is covered in a rubber or plastic coating called…

Resistor Color Codes

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

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…