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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…

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

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…

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 Flyback 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…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

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…

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…

Simple Combination Lock

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

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

LED Sequencer

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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

Display Tubes

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

Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits

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Analog circuits are circuits dealing with signals free to vary from…

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

DC Bridge Circuits

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

Contributors (2)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Transistors, Bipolar

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There are not too many circuit symbols for bipolar transistors. There…

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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This calculator computes the resonant frequency of a tank circuit

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

Power Supply Circuits

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

Trigonometric Derivatives

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a stripline

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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

Capacitors and Calculus

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Capacitors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Boolean Algebra

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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Capacitors, like all electrical components, have limitations that must…