TEL3M: SPRING 2018
7. INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
6. A COUNTING CIRCUIT
5. INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (ICs) I: DIGITAL LOGIC GATES
4. DIGITAL FUNDAMENTALS
21
Apr 23

Review of Project 3. The Beathing LED
JC*, SF, CG, JK, JL, WL, MMR, CM
LM, OM, JN, JO, JP, SP, AR, JS, ST
NV**, WW, ZW, NW*

FALSTAD: JL, JP, NW
Number Systems, Integers, Place Value
Binary Game: Practice
Analog (Continuous) vs Digital (Discrete)
Review of the Decimal Number System
3. TRANSISTORS
CLASS ISPs/REFERENCE PROJECTS CONTENT SUPPORT
20
Apr 19

The Transistor as an Amplifier: Gain
Transistor Logic: AND, OR
3
19
Apr 17

Arrive to class with a FUNCTIONING
Astable Multivibrator (Analog Oscillator)
Prototyping of the Breathing LED Circuit

18
Apr 13
Soldering Leads to a Switch
and/or Potentiometer

Solder (long) leads to your PBNO, PBNC
and Potentiometer
(for breadboard compatibility)
Introduction to Soldering a PCB
Solder your Astable Multivibrator kit together and test

17
Apr 11


The Analog Oscillator
aka
Astable Multivibrator

Arrive to class with a FUNCTIONING
Transistor Tester


Review of Project 2. The Capacitor
JC**, SF, CG*, JK, JL*, WL, MMR, CM
LM*, OM*, JN, JO, JP, SP, AR, JS, ST*
NV**, WW, ZW, NW**

NW: Circuit Simulation


SI Units: Formatting

Falstad: Analog Oscillator Simulation
RSGC ACES: Astable Multivibrator

16
Apr 9
Alternative NPNs:
PN2222A, BC547
  
Transistor Basics, Testing, and Switches
The NPN Transistor (2N3904): Animation
The PNP Transistor (2N3906): Animation
Transistor Test Circuits

  
15
Apr 5
pp. 33
Modified ER Circuit, RC Time Constant (τ)
Switch Comparisons:
Mechanical Push Buttons vs Solid State Transistors

2. DESIGN, DIVIDERS, DEVICES and DATASHEETS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS PROJECTS
14
Apr 3
pp. 32
Capacitors in
Series and Parallel
Capacitor Circuit Demonstration
Activity: Three Capacitor Circuits
Capacitors as Timers
Activity
: The RC Timer (τ)
2
13
Mar 28
pp. 30-31
Capacitors
Identifying Capacitors
  
The Charge/Discharge Circuit
Unit of Measure: Farads, Ranges

Capacitor Symbols (US):


Monday March 26: Missed Class #5 (Late start due to Grief Counseling)
MARCH BREAK
12
Mar 8
Switch Basics
Push Buttons
(PBNO, PBNC)
Manual Input Devices: Buttons and Switches
Activities: Switch Circuit
Rocket Launch (RocketLaunchQuestion.fzz)


Buttons and Switches

11
Mar 6
LDR

Thermistor
Review of Project 1. The Potentiometer
JC, SF, CG, JK, JL, WL*, mmr, cm, LM*, OM,
JN, jo, JP, SP, AR, js, ST, NV, WW, ZW, NW*
Light-Dependent Resistor (LDR)
Thermal-Dependent Resistor (Thermistor)
2
Mar 2
Friday March 2: Missed Class #4 (All-Day Leadership Conference)
10
Feb 28
Exemplary ER Pages...
Advice:
Review FC
Fall Feedback Emails
Format Painter, Styles, Headers
Footers, Image Prep and Alignment
Hanging Indent
1
9
Feb 26
Engineering Report: ACES' Grad Email

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

1
8
Feb 22
Special Guest Presentation
The Two Roles of the Potentiometer:
Variable Resistor and Voltage Divider
Two Sample Circuits to Demonstrate the two Roles

1. SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, and SCHEMATICS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
7
Feb 20
(AR)
Circuit Conventions and Symbols (pp.6-7)
Reading a Schematic Diagram (p.8)
Schematic Diagrams and Basic Circuit Symbols
Variable Resistors, Useful Resistor Circuits

6
Feb 14
(JK, JL, WL
LM, MMR)
LED Datasheet
`R_T=R_1+R_2`
`1/R_T=1/R_1+1/R_2`
Measuring Current, Voltage Dividers
TEL3MWorksheets.xlsx
Equivalent Resistance: Series & Parallel
Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit
5
Feb 12
Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit
Resistors in Series and Parallel

Thursday February 8: Missed Class #3 (Cancelled due to Sleep-in Day)
4
Feb 6
(JC,WL,LM,
JN,JO,SP,
AR,WW)
Supply: Voltage, Current (Direct and Alternating)
Direction of Current, Resistance
Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit
Fundamental Circuit Laws
:
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, `V=IR`, `P=IV`
Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Law
TEL3MWorksheets.xlsx
 
The Resistor Applet
3
Feb 2
(SF,AM,OM,JN)
Design Tools I:
Fritzing
Wire Gauge, The Greek Alphabet
Prepping the Breadboard for Prototyping

The Digital Multimeter: Measuring Voltage
 
 
2
Jan 31
(AM,JL,OM,
JN,JO,MMR)
1-3
Remain Organized: Day Calendar
Discussion:What is Electricity?
The Atom, Signals, Water Analogy, Flow Models
Giants of Electricity (p.77)
P Bagga's DC Breadboard Adapter
Distribute Workbook and Toolkit
Replacement Parts
Available in the Dragon's Lair

TEL3M ISP
0. BUILDING THE FOUNDATION
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
1
Jan 29
(JO,LM,
JO,MMR)
Student Outline
Mr. D's Schedule


Download and Install
Fritzing


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]

 RSGC ACES 17/18 Program
Add F/C Conferences
Thursday January 25: Missed Class #2 (Dog Sledding)
Tuesday January 23: Missed Class #1 (Dog Sledding)
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.