|2020-2021 ICS4U-E Tasks|
The greatest challenge (and I believe, privilege) 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, Sr. ACES are expected to solder up their own GB machine and put it to good use in the pursuit of their own prototypes.
Project 3.1. GB Machine. 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.
GB Machine (click image to enlarge)
1206 LED Package