TEL3M: FALL 2017
7. INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
CLASS ISPs/REFERENCE PROJECTS CONTENT DEADLINES
39
Jan 19
List of ISPs
ISP Peer Evaluation
ISP Presentations: Day 3
GT, LM, WvN, RG, CM, CA, RC, JP, DB
5
38
Jan 17
List of ISPs
ISP Peer Evaluation
ISP Presentations: Day 2 (JD)
EP, FF, OM, BD, EHB, FW*
5
37
Jan 15
List of ISPs
ISP Peer Evaluation
ISP Presentations: Day 1
ZK, BM, JB, JD, LW, MM
5
36
Jan 11
List of ISPs
A Counting Circuit

A Counting Circuit:
CA, DB, JB*, RC*, JD, BD*, FF***, RG, ZK*
CM, BM*, MM, OM, LM, JP, EP, GT, WvN, LW, FW*
Work Period:
A Counting Circuit or ISP

4, 5
35
Jan 9
List of ISPs
A Counting Circuit

Work Period:
A Counting Circuit or ISP

4, 5
6. A COUNTING CIRCUIT
CLASS ISPs/REFERENCE PROJECTS CONTENT SUPPORT
34
Dec 19

List of ISPs
A Counting Circuit ER/ISP Work Period
4, 5
33
Dec 15

>>>>>>>>ISP PROPOSALS DUE<<<<<<<<
Up/Dn Counter Output as Input
to our THIRD Specialized IC:

The 4511 BCD to 7-Segment Decoder
4
32
Dec 13
p. 63

Decade Counter Output as Clock Input
to our
SECOND Specialized IC:
The 4516 Up/Down (0-15) Counter


31
Dec 11
p. 62

NGO Square Wave Output as Clock Input
to our
FIRST Specialized IC:
The 4017 Decade Counter
RSGC ACES: Decade Counter


30
Dec 7
pp. 60-61

Activity: NGO Parts 3 and 4
Fola's Version
Logic IC Output Pins: Sinking and Sourcing

Fill/Drain Animations:
RC2-0.01uF, RC2-0.1uF
(Explore changes to RC2 components)

29
Dec 5

The 3D Christmas Tree Videos:
CA*, DB, JB**, RC*, JD, BD, FF**, RG, EHB, ZK
CM*, BM*, MM, OM, LM, JP, EP*, GT*, WvN*, LW, FW
Activity: NGO Parts 1 and 2

28
Dec 1
555 Tutorials: #1, #2
(you want Astable mode)
LM555 Datasheet
555 Calculator
Background...
SR > D > FlipFlop
555 Simulation
(Circuits > 555 Timer > Square Wave Generator)
The 4011 NAND Gate
NAND Gate Emulation:
NOT, OR, XOR
3
5. INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (ICs) I: DIGITAL LOGIC GATES
CLASS ISPs/REFERENCE PROJECTS CONTENT SUPPORT
27
Nov 29

Activity: Multiple Inputs
Gates as Operators: Boolean Arithmetic
The eXclusive OR gate (XOR)
3
26
Nov 27
3D Christmas Tree
Schematic

Anthony: One busy elf!
br> Distribution and Assembly of
3D Christmas Trees
3
25
Nov 23
Liam Watson's
Breathing LED Circuit
Schematic Review of 3D Christmas Tree Circuit
Activity: Logic Gate ICs
3
24
Nov 21
p. 47-48
ISP Proposal
Breadboarding Tips for ICs
Activity: Logic Gate IC Circuits

23
Nov 15
p. 47-48


Don't try this@home...
Decapping ICs
Integrated Circuits, Digital Logic ICs

4. DIGITAL FUNDAMENTALS
CLASS ISPs/REFERENCE PROJECTS CONTENT SUPPORT
22
Nov 9

Binary Representation of Characters:
ASCII Table, Unicode

21
Nov 7
p. 46


CM's Creativity :)
Analog Oscillator Videos:
CA*, DB*, JB*, RC*, JD*, BD, FF*, RG, EHB*, ZK, CM*
BM, MM, OM*, LM*, JP, EP*, GT, WvN*, LW, FW*
Number Systems, Place Value, Base Conversion


20
Nov 3
p. 45
The Binary Game
Digital Name Pairs
, The Binary Number System
Tables
2
19
Nov 1

Number Systems, Integers, Place Value
Binary Game: Practice!
Analog (Continuous) vs Digital (Discrete)
Review of the Decimal Number System
2
3. TRANSISTORS
CLASS ISPs/REFERENCE PROJECTS CONTENT SUPPORT
18
Oct 30

Second ER Assignment!
Work Period
2
17
Oct 26

Falstad: Analog Oscillator Simulation
RSGC ACES: Astable Multivibrator

16
Oct 24
pp. 33-36
Alternative NPNs:
PN2222A, BC547
  
Use a Chip Seat when Soldering ICs!
Modified Capacitor Circuit from Last Class
RC Timing
Transistor Basics, Testing, and Switches
The NPN Transistor (2N3904): Animation
The PNP Transistor (2N3906): Animation
Transistor Test Circuits
  
2. DESIGN, DIVIDERS, DEVICES and DATASHEETS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS PROJECTS
15
Oct 20
pp. 30-32
Capacitors
Identifying Capacitors
  
The Charge/Discharge Circuit
Unit of Measure: Farads, Ranges

Capacitor Symbols (US):


14
Oct 18
pp.28-29

DC Hobby Motor:
Motor Switching:
On/Off (SPST) or Forward/Reverse (DPDT)

Creatron: After Class


13
Oct 16
pp.26-29
Pull-Down and Pull-Up Resistor Configurations
Logic Functions: OR, AND
Diode-Resistor Logic 'Gates'
DC Hobby Motor

12
Oct 12
Introduction to Soldering
Solder long leads to your
PBNO, PBNC and Potentiometer


11
Oct 10
pp. 23-24
Switch Basics
Push Buttons
(PBNO, PBNC)
Feedback: Project 1. Voltage Dividers
CA, DB, JB, EB, RC*, JD, BD, FF*, RG, ZK,
CM, BM*, MM, OM, LM, EP, GT*, WvN, LW, FW
Manual Input Devices: Buttons and Switches
Activities: Switch Circuit, Rocket Launch


Buttons and Switches

10
Oct 5
Exemplary ER Pages...
Format Painter, Styles, Headers
Footers, Image Prep and Alignment
Hanging Indent
1
9
Oct 3
ACES' Grad Email

+ + +   = 
Show/Hide, Ruler, Tabs, Breaks, Styles


8
Sep 29
Voltage Dividers: BiColor LED
Engineering Report
1
7
Sep 27
The LED Datasheet
Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit
Voltage Dividers

1. SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, and SCHEMATICS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
6
Sep 25
`R_T=R_1+R_2`
`1/R_T=1/R_1+1/R_2`
Equivalent Resistance: Series & Parallel
Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit

Circuit Analysis
5
Sep 20
pp. 6-8
Circuit Conventions and Symbols (pp.6-7)
Reading a Schematic Diagram (p.8)
Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit
Fundamental Circuit Laws
:
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, `V=IR`, `P=IV`
Circuit Analysis:
Single Resistor, Two Resistors (Series&Parallel)


Circuit Analysis
4
Sep 18
3-7
Supply: Voltage, Current (Direct and Alternating)
Direction of Current, Resistance
Circuit Symbols and Schematics
Reading a Schematic, Simple Resistor Circuits
Variable Resistors, Useful Resistor Circuits
 
The Resistor Applet
3
Sep 14
Design Tools I:
Fritzing
Wire Gauge, The Greek Alphabet
Prepping the Bearboard for Prototyping

The Digital Multimeter: Measuring Voltage
 
 
2
Sep 12
1-3
Group Discussion:
What is Electricity?
The Atom, Signals, Water Analogy, Flow Models
Giants of Electricity (p.77)
P Bagga's DC Breadboard Adapter
Add F/C Conferences
TEL3M ISP
0. FRONT MATTER
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
1
Sep 8
Student Outline
Mr. D's Schedule
REPUTATION and RESPECT
Short, Medium, and Long Term Views
ACES Hall of Fame:
Mariano Elia ('15), Jack Gettings ('10)

Why is this Course Necessary? The Workbook?
Technical Advisors, Acknowledgements
ACES: A Focus on Skills, Table of Contents

[ACES Culture]

Distribute Workbook and Toolkit
Replacement Parts
Available in the Dragon's Lair
 
RSGC ACES 17/18 Program
For our second Field Trip of the year we have been invited to visit a factory that is developing solar panels. Since this device is an integral part of our Greenhouse Project this year, early familiarity with this technology will be advantageous.
What better way is there to start the year than with a walking field trip to acquire the electronic components that we will make good use of? You'll also be aware of its location for your own personal projects.
I have no formal training in electronics or electrical engineering - I'm just really interested in this field. The knowledge and skill I have has been largely acquired over the last few years from learning alongside many talented Georgians and I look forward to expanding my capabilities by working with you this year.
I ask a few things of my ACES (for most other things I'm usually flexible):
1. Have the courage to submit only that which you are capable of.
2. Show respect for adult visitors that enter the lab by immediately stopping what you are doing, standing and facing the individual(s).
3. Show respect for the lab by not eating in the DES. You may go into the hallway for a quick bite if you need to.
4. Show respect for the lab's resources by not wasting or misusing them.
5. Show respect for others that use the lab by putting your projects away and leaving your bench area tidy when you leave.
6. Show respect for yourself by looking (and speaking) your best. It's the little things keep the doors of opportunity open.
7. Be mindful of each other's progress and offer gentle support if you feel a classmate might benefit. Your classmates have a profound influence on your educational experience; the healthier they are, the greater your own takeaway will be.
  1. Matches will last exactly 5 minutes
  2. Two qualifying rounds (average points) will determine the initial Tournament seeding
  3. The top 8 seeds move on into the quarter-finals
  4. The Term 1 winner will play the winner of Term 2 in May to determine the Grade winner
  5. The Grade 10 winner will play one match against Mike Ciomyk to determine the 2015 School Champion
  6. Technical problems of any sort with your laptop during a match results in immediate disqualification from the match
Growing Success, p. 29
Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work, Collaboration, Initiative, Self-Reliant Growing Success. p.11.

It is worth noting, right from the start, that assessment is a human process, conducted by and with human beings, and subject inevitably to the frailties of human judgement.
However crisp and objective we might try to make it, and however neatly quantifiable may be our "results", assessment is closer to art than science.
It is, after all, an exercise in human communication.
Knowledge: Subject-specific content acquired in each course (knowledge), and the comprehension of its meaning and significance (understanding).
Thinking: The use of critical and creative thinking skills and/or processes, as follows:
Communication: The conveying of meaning through various forms, as follows:
Application: The use of knowledge and skills to make connections within and between various contexts.