ICS2O: FALL 2018
7. INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
6. A COUNTING CIRCUIT
5. INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (ICs) I: DIGITAL LOGIC GATES
4. DIGITAL FUNDAMENTALS
CLASS REFERENCE PROJECTS CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
24
Nov 20
p. 47-48


Signed Binary:
The
2's Complement
Algorithm
The Binary Game
Top Scores Sec 1: 2220 (AM)
Top Scores Sec 2: 1710 (SR)

Binary Representation of Characters:

ASCII Table, Unicode
Digital Logic ICs, Venn Diagrams

23
Nov 14
p. 45
What is the difference between
Vcc, Vdd, Vee, Vss, etc?

Digital Name Pairs
, The Binary Number System
3
ISP Discussion
ISP Proposal
22
Nov 8


The Binary Game

Activity: Transistors as Logic Gates (TTL)
Venn Diagram of Number Sets...

Integers, Place Value

Analog (Continuous) vs Digital (Discrete)
Review of the Decimal Number System
The Capacitor Visualizer
SA, AB, MC, ZC, JG*,
JK, LL, TM, HM, AM,
LRC, JTP, ET, KT, RT,
JV, NWS
JBe, PB, JBu*, PC, JD,
CG, MJ, SR, JS, LW
3. TRANSISTORS
CLASS REFERENCE PROJECTS CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
21
Nov 6
2N3904 Datasheet
Build Session:
Project 3
. The Analog Oscillator
Falstad: Analog Oscillator Simulation
RSGC ACES: Astable Multivibrator
Research: The Astable Multivibrator

For Successful Builds...the early
Distribution of Additional Analog Oscillator Parts

Project 3.
The Analog Oscillator


20
Nov 2
Project 2. The Capacitor Visualizer
(due tomorrow)
Recall Diode-Resistor Logic...
Transistor-Transistor Logic: AND, OR
Transistor
Testing
Review/Discussion of Transistor Circuits

19
Oct 31

FALSTAD: Simple Transistor Circuit
Transistor Test Circuits
Automatic 'Knight' Light
  
18
Oct 29

pp. 33-36
Alternative NPNs:
PN2222A, BC547


The Best(?)
Transistor Introduction


2

  

Distribution of (additional) parts for
Project 2. The Capacitor Visualizer
Transistor
Basics, Testing, and Switches
What is to gain by knowing hFE?
The NPN Transistor (2N3904): Animation
The PNP Transistor (2N3906): Animation
Transistor Test Circuits
  
2. DESIGN, DIVIDERS, DEVICES and DATASHEETS
CLASS REFERENCE PROJECTS CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
17
Oct 25
2

Prototype Project 2. The Capacitor Visualizer
Begin to conduct required time trials

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

Solder your *NEW* DC Breakout Board



16
Oct 23
Review of Voltage Division Feedback Email
Measuring Capacitance with the DMM
Review Capacitor Circuits on page 32
Prototype the circuit to the left...
...and then the rollover modification
Capacitors as Timers
: `tau = R times C`
Voltage Division
SA, AB, MC, ZC, JG,
JK, LL, TM, HM, AM,
LRC, JTP, ET**, KT, RT,
JV, NWS
JBe, PB, JBu*, PC, JD*,
CG, MJ, SR, JS, LW
15
Oct 19
pp. 30-31
Capacitors

1

ER Guidelines

Identifying Capacitors
  
The Charge/Discharge Circuit
Unit of Measure: Farads, Ranges



14
Oct 17
The Underlying Principle of Digital Logic:
Pull-Down
and Pull-Up Resistor Configurations
LOGIC Functions: OR, AND
Diode-Resistor Logic (DRL)

13
Oct 15

Switch Basics
PBNO

PBNC

ACES' ER Technical Writing: Don'ts and Dos
Use of the Active Voice
Manual Input Devices:
Buttons: PBNO, PBNC
Switches (SPST, SPDT, DPDT)
Activities: Switch Circuit
Rocket Launch: RocketLaunchQuestion.fzz


Buttons and Switches

12
Oct 11
Advice:
Review TEL3M FC
Feedback Emails
Open House
(Period 2)
Format Painter, Styles, Headers
Footers, Image Prep and Alignment
Hanging Indent
ER Exemplar

11
Oct 9
1
Engineering Report: ACES' Grad Email

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

10
Oct 4
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
9b
Oct 2
Summary of:
Signals, Supply, Symbols, and Schematics
9a
Oct 2
Circuit Analysis: LED Circuit
Introduction to Variable Resistors

Mechanical Potentiometers
Light-Dependent Resistors (LDRs)
Heat-Dependent Resistors (Thermistors)
Force-Sensitive Resistors (FSRs)
8
Sep 28
LED Datasheet
Waterfall Model (Continued)
The Concept of Voltage Division
DMM: Measuring Voltage and Amperage
Circuit Analysis
7
Sep 26
Circuit Analysis
Introduction to VOLTAGE
Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit
Fundamental Circuit Laws
:
KVL: Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, `V=IR`, `P=IV`
 
6
Sep 24
`R_E=R_1+R_2`
`1/R_E=1/R_1+1/R_2`
ACES' Frame Player:
Resistor Circuits
Analysis of Fixed Resistors in Series and Parallel
Concept of: Equivalent Resistance (`R_E`)
Resistors.xlsx (...a little more math)

 
5
Sep 19
Voltage: `V=IR`
Power: `P=IV`
Ohm's Law
Analysis of Single Resistor Circuit
Resistors.xlsx (...a little math)
  
4
Sep 17
Digital Multimeter (DMM)
Circuit Symbols, Reading a Schematic
Useful Resistor Circuits
  
3
Sep 13
1-11
 
The Resistor Applet
Direction of Current, Anode and Cathode
Power: `P=IxxV`
Wire Gauge (p. 77), Greek Alphabet (p. 78)
Fixed (Current-Limiting) Resistors
2
Sep 11
Add F/C Conferences
ICS2O ISPs
Discussion: What is Electricity?
The Atom, Signals, Water Analogy, Flow Models
Giants of Electricity (p.81)
Supply: Voltage, Current (Direct and Alternating)
Direction of Current, Resistance
Circuit Symbols and Schematics
Reading a Schematic, Simple Resistor Circuits
How Semiconductors Work
1b
Sep 7
Nick Vassos:
Replacement Parts
Available in the Dragon's Lair 

Distribute Workbook
and Toolkit
Starters are a dime-a-dozen...
Student Reflections
Why is this Course Necessary? The Workbook?
Technical Advisors, Acknowledgements
ACES: A Focus on Skills, Table of Contents
1a
Sep 7
Student Outline
Mr. D's Schedule
REPUTATION and RESPECT
RSGC ACES CULTURE: Taking a
Short, Medium, and Long Term View
of your Futures

ACES Hall of Fame:
E. McAulliffe ('18), Mariano Elia ('15), Jack Gettings ('10)

[ACES Culture]

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 six things of my ACES (for most other things I'm usually flexible):
1. SHORTCUTS. The world has enough corner-cutters. This is includes cheating, plagiarizing, or lying.
2. SHARED SPACE. Show respect for others that use the lab by putting your projects away and leaving your bench area tidy when you leave.
3. DES VISITORS. Show respect for adult visitors that enter the lab by immediately stopping what you are doing, standing and facing the individual(s).
4. NO EATING. 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.
5. AVOID WASTE. Show respect for the lab's resources by not wasting or misusing them.
6. REPUTATION. Show respect for yourself by looking (and speaking) your best. It's the little things keep the doors of opportunity open.
  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.