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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 Flyback LED Flasher

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

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Display Tubes

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

Karnaugh Mapping

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

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

7-segment Display

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

Digital Display Circuits

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

LED Sequencer

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red 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.

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.

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…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Optoelectronic Devices

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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

Simple Combination Lock

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

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This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

JFET Amplifiers

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

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

Commutating Diode

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery Power transformer, 120VAC…

Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of a wire stripline.

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Optoelectronic Devices

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

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Electron Versus Conventional Flow

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In this electrical circuit, trace the direction of current through the…

Calculating Electric Power

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Learn the Power Formula We’ve seen the formula for determining…

Resistor Color Codes

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

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

IGBTs

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

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Synchronous Counters

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What is a Synchronous Counter? A synchronous counter, in contrast to…

Simple Op-Amp

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Four NPN…

Inductors

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