ICS2O: SPRING 2019 CLASS REFERENCE PROJECTS CONCEPTS Your browser does not support the audio element. Previous Courses... Fall '18 Content Spring '18 Content Fall '17 Content Spring '17 Content Fall '16 Content Spring '16 Content Fall '15 Content Spring '15 Content Fall '14 Content 2013-14 Content 2012-13 Content 2011-12 Content 2010-11 Content 2009-10 Content 7. INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT PRESENTATIONS 37 May 29 Final Class Mandatory Attendance ISP Peer Evaluation Criteria 36 May 27 Mandatory Attendance 5b, 5c 6. A COUNTING CIRCUIT 35 May 23 A Counting Circuit H. Encasement Counting Circuits: CB HD JL MM TP JR OS CT WT HV JW CB FB DC* AG EL RM LO BS LT MT MvD 34 May 21 A Counting Circuit G. PCB Soldering 33 May 16 Binary Game Finals @ 1:15 WT vs DC A Counting Circuit E. Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) Decoder The 4511 BCD to 7-Segment Decoder F. Seven-Segment Display 32 May 14 A Counting Circuit D. Decimal Counting Binary Up/Down Counter (4510) The 4516 Up/Down (0-15) Counter 31 May 10 A Counting CircuitC. Decade Counter (4017) NGO Square Wave Output as Clock Input to our FIRST Specialized IC: The 4017 Decade Counter 30 May 8 CapacitorVisualizer Fola's Version A Counting Circuit B. NAND Gate Oscillator (4011) Part 2 Animations: TP3, RC Drain Explore changes to RC2 components Fill/Drain Animations: RC2-0.01uF, RC2-0.1uF 29 May 6 A Counting Circuit B. NAND Gate Oscillator (4011) Part 1 Animation: TP3 28 May 2 A. Analog Input Animations: tp1, tp2, 3 5. DIGITAL FUNDAMENTALS, LOGIC GATES, and INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (ICs) 27 Apr 30 p. 45 What is the difference between Vcc, Vdd, Vee, Vss, etc? Digital Name Pairs, The Binary Number System Number Systems: Binary (2) Octal (8), Decimal (10), Hexadecimal (16) Binary Representation of Characters: ASCII Table, Unicode 26 Apr 26 555 Tutorials: #1, #2 (you want Astable mode) LM555 Datasheet Fun 555 Circuits 555 Calculator Best 555 Tutorial on the Web... Eater's Astable 555 Intense Class Note: Section 2 misses this one :( Operational Amplifiers As Comparator: p.71 FALSTAD: 555 Simulation (Circuits > 555 Timer > Square Wave Generator) 25 April 24 Review of Truth Tables Combinational Logic Activities: FALSTAD: Logic Gate IC Circuits Multiple Input Gates Gates as Operators: Boolean Arithmetic The eXclusive OR (XOR) Gate Activity. Addition-Related Logic Circuits 24 April 18 Don't try this@home... Decapping ICs p. 47-48 Combinational Logic Activties: FALSTAD: Logic Gate IC Circuits Digital Logic Gates, Truth Tables Multivibrator Vids: CB HD JL MM*, TP JR OS CT, WT HV* JW CB FB* DC AG EL RM, LO* BS* LT* MT MvD 23 April 16 Transition from... ANALOG (Continuous) to DIGITAL (Discrete): Boolean Algebra and Venn Diagrams Activity: Transistors as Logic Gates (TTL) ISP? The Venn Box 4. TRANSISTORS 21 April 12 Final Review of (and Parts Distribution for) the Astable Multivibrator Project (Falstad Simulation) 20 April 10 pp. 33-36 FALSTAD: Simple Transistor Circuit Transistor Test Circuits Automatic 'Knight' Light 19 April 8 Alternative NPNs: PN2222A, BC547 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 Capacitor Vids: CB HD JL MM TP JR OS CT WT HV JW CB FB DC AG EL RM LO BS LT MT MvD 3. CAPACITORS 18 Apr 4 Project 2. The Capacitor Visualizer Soldering and Assembly Stage N. Vassos' The Capacitor Visualizer Soldering Tutorial 2 17 Apr 2 Project 2. The Capacitor Visualizer Prototype and Time Trials Stage 16 Mar 29 pp. 30-31 Capacitors Capacitor Codes    The Charge/Discharge Circuit Unit of Measure: Farads, Ranges 15 Mar 27 The Underlying Principle of Digital Logic: Pull-Down and Pull-Up Resistor Configurations LOGIC Functions: OR, AND Diode-Resistor Logic (DRL) Michael Faraday MARCH BREAK 2. DESIGN, DIVIDERS, DEVICES and DATASHEETS 14 Mar 7 111 Volt Divs: CB HD* JL MM* TP JR OS CT* WT HV* JW CB FB* DC AG EL RM LO* BS* LT* MT MvD* 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 13 Mar 5 12 Mar 1 Advice: Review TEL3M FC Feedback Emails ACES' Frame Player: Field Forms Format Painter, Styles, Headers Footers, Image Prep and Alignment Hanging Indent DER Exemplar 11 Feb 27 Design Engineering Report: ACES' Grad Email + + +   =  Show/Hide, Ruler, Tabs, Breaks, Styles 1 10 Feb 25 The Concept of Voltage Division Falstad: Voltage Division 1. SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, and SCHEMATICS 9 Feb 21 Circuit Analysis: LED Circuit Introduction to Variable Resistors Mechanical Potentiometers Light-Dependent Resistors (LDRs) Heat-Dependent Resistors (Thermistors) Force-Sensitive Resistors (FSRs) 8 Feb 19 Waterfall Model (Continued) DMM: Measuring Voltage and Amperage Circuit Analysis: Resistor Circuit Circuit Analysis: LED Circuit 7 Feb 13 Circuit Analysis Waterfall Analysis Introduction to VOLTAGE Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit Fundamental Circuit Laws: KVL: Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, V=IR, P=IV 6 Feb 11 R_E=R_1+R_2 1/R_E=1/R_1+1/R_2 Resistors.xlsx (...a little math) Analysis of Fixed Resistors in Series and Parallel Concept of: Equivalent Resistance (R_E) 5 Feb 7 Voltage: V=IR Power: P=IV How To Use a Breadboard ACES' Frame Player: Resistor Circuits 4 Feb 5 Fritzing Digital Multimeter (DMM) Circuit Symbols, Reading a Schematic Useful Resistor Circuits, Wire Ampacity 3 Feb 1 Direction of Current, Anode and Cathode Power: P=IxxV Increased Power Wire Gauge (p. 77), Greek Alphabet (p. 78) Fixed (Current-Limiting) Resistors 2 Jan 30 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 Ben Eater: How Semiconductors Work (PBS) Telsa: Master of Lightning 1b Jan 28 ICS2O ISPs Student Reflections Why is this Course Necessary? The Workbook? Technical Advisors, Acknowledgements ACES: A Focus on Skills, Table of Contents 1a Jan 28 Student Outline Add F/C Conferences Mr. D's Schedule Distribute Workbook and Toolkit 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:
• planning skills (e.g., identifying the problem, selecting strategies and resources, scheduling)
• processing skills (e.g., analysing and interpreting information, reasoning, generating and evaluating solutions, forming conclusions)
• critical/creative thinking processes (e.g., problem-solving, design, and decisionmaking processes)
Communication: The conveying of meaning through various forms, as follows:
• oral (e.g., role play, discussion, presentation)
• written (e.g., design briefs, work orders, technical reports)
• visual (e.g., technical drawings, flow charts, graphics)
Application: The use of knowledge and skills to make connections within and between various contexts.