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Week 1

Jan 26

  • Overview of course (Thomas - 75 min)
    • Review Syllabus
    • Hand out student kits
    • Review how to measure resistance and voltage with a mulimeter
    • Review resistor color codes
    • Review soldering
  • Tie up loose ends with robotics(Rhine - 15 min)
    • Winners of the egg hunt
    • Turning in materials

Jan 27/28

  • Hand out learn to solder kits (only to students who have completed the quiz)
  • Overview of fab process (Thomas - 30 min)
  • Intro to Eagle - Creating schematics (Rhine 50 mins)

Jan 29/Feb 2 (1/2 C day)

  • Review laying out boards in Eagle

Week 2

Feb 3/4

  • Divide into three groups
    • Drill - Learn drill safety and drill the Tingler boards for your group
    • Tools - Learn power tool safety and learn where components are stored
    • Eagle - Review how to get from the board layout to a coper sheet ready to etch

Feb 5/6

  • Finish fabricating tingler board (Drill and iron on mask)
  • Check in with ATDF teams
  • Answer questions on Eagle

Week 3

Feb 9/10

  • Check HW (Ch 3 notes and questions, board layouts in Eagle and populated Tingler board)
  • Review concepts from chapter 3 and answer questions
  • Show how to breadboard and have them breadboard the first circuit from Lab # 3
  • Review how to use the multimeter to make measurements
  • Assign Homework - Breadboard circuits for Lab 3

Feb 11/12

  • Lab 3 - Basic Circuit Measurements
  • Assign Ch 4 reading and some questions

Week 4 Feb 23 - 27

Week 5 March 2-6

  • Chapter 6: Parallel-Series Circuit Networks & Applications
  • Chapter 6 Lecture Notes (full size)
  • Finding equivalent (total) resistance
  • Using Rt, Ohm's Law, KCL, and KVL to solve simple parallel-series networks
  • Unloaded & loaded voltage dividers
  • Wheatstone Bridge
  • Thevenin/Norton Equivalent
  • Superposition Principle

Week 5 March 9-13

  • Intro Lab 4 - Sensor Circuits
  • Intro to LEDs (voltage, current, etc.)
  • Intro to transistors
  • 30 minutes each day for ATDF group work

Week 5 March 16 - 20

Key topics/Assignments left to cover (in order)

  • Lab 4 - Sensor Circuits
  • Notes/Questions on Ch 6
  • Quiz 2 - Parallel/Series Combinations
  • Chapter 9 - Capacitors : Notes/Questions
  • Lab 5 - Capacitor Charge/Discharge
  • Lab 6 - 555 timers/Oscilliscope watching charge/discharge cycles
  • Notes/Questions on PWM
  • Lab 7 - Advanced 555 Timers (PWM)
  • Final Exam
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