|2019-2020 ICS4U Tasks|
DDB Shield. TBD...
Dolgin Development Board. J. Dolgin (ACES' 20) continued the ACES commitment to excellence by developing a compact AVR development board based on the ATtiny24/44/84 MCU suite for his Grade 11 legacy PCB project. This board will serve as a substantial contributor to the exploration of advanced MCU hardware, software, and design pursuits in this year's Senior ICS4U curriculum.
Design files for this device (.sch, .brd, and .f3d) can be downloaded for personal use from,
To be continued...
GB Machine. The greatest challenge (and honour) for ACES is to influence the direction of our program. Through your imagination and skill you are expected to contribute to the enhancement of our mutual creativity, tool set, and assets. G. Benson (ACES' 19) fulfilled this opportunity/commitment through his enhancement of the indispensable PB Machine (P. Bagga, ACES '17). Beginning in the Fall of 2019, Grade 11 and 12 ACES will be expected to solder up their own GB machine and put it to good use in the pursuit of their own prototypes.
Your experience with electric circuits has been largely limited to components that use through-hole technology (THT). To round out your proficiency with all components, your next few projects will require the use of devices that use surface-mount technology (SMT). As the graphic reveals, the smallest size that is reasonable for hand-soldering techniques is the 1206 family, so this is what we carry in the DES inventory.
1206 LED Package