ICS2O: SPRING 2020
8. INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
7. A COUNTING CIRCUIT
6. INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (ICs) I: DIGITAL LOGIC GATES
5. DIGITAL FUNDAMENTALS
4. TRANSISTORS
3. CAPACITORS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
19
Apr 3
The Capacitor Visualizer
Work Period
All About Circuits:
Voltage and Current Calculations
1.2
The Capacitor Visualizer
OA, PB, CM, JO,
TS, DS, AW
CB, WC, SC, JC, JD, JE,
BG*, DL, AL, JV, AW


18

Apr 1
Project 1.2. The Capacitor Visualizer
Soldering
and Assembly Stage
N. Vassos'
The Capacitor Visualizer
Soldering Tutorial

1.2


Replacement
Bicolor LEDs


17

Mar 30
Circuit Symbols...


ACES' Frame Player: Capacitors
Prototype the circuit to the left...
...and then the rollover modification
Capacitors as Timers
: `tau = R times C`
Simplified Animation

16

Mar 26
pp. 31-32
See ICS2O F/C Conference
  
The Charge/Discharge Circuit
Unit of Measure: Farads, Ranges
Capacitor Codes
Measuring Capacitance with the DMM
Review Capacitor Circuits on page 32

Primer on
Capacitors




EXTENDED COVID-19 BREAK
MARCH BREAK
2. DESIGN, DIVIDERS, DEVICES and DATASHEETS
CLASS REFERENCE PROJECTS CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
15
Mar 4
To be used with Project 1.1...
500K TRIMMER POT

Review of DER Required Elements
1.1 Photodetection
OA, PB*, CM, JO*,
TS*, DS, AW**
CB, WC, SC*, JC, JD*, JE,
BG*, DL, AL*, JV, AW
14
Mar 2
DER Guidelines
Tables, Symbols, Equations,
Format Painter, Image Prep and Alignment
Hanging Indent

1.1
13
Feb 27
Technical Writing: Don'ts and Dos
Use of the
Active Voice
Breaks, Styles, Table of Contents
Headers, Footers
DER Exemplar

12
Feb 25
Advice:
Review ICS2O FC
Feedback Emails
Design Engineering Report: ACES' Grad Email

+ + +   = 
Ruler, Show/Hide, Tabs, Styles
1.1
1. SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, and SCHEMATICS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
11
Feb 21
Falstad: Voltage Division
Photocells (Light-Dependent Resistors (LDRs))
Heat-Dependent Resistors (Thermistors)
Force/Flex-Sensitive Resistors (FSRs)
ACES' Frame Player: Variable Resistors
10
Feb 19
Variable Resistors and Voltage Division
Mechanical Potentiometers
ACES' Frame Player: Potentiometers

FAMILY DAY WEEKEND: February 14-17
9
Feb 13
SLIDE SWITCH

Switches (SPST, SPDT, DPDT)
ACES' Frame Player:
Switches

Buttons and Switches
8
Feb 11
PBNO


PBNC


Review of...
LED Circuit Analysis

'Mechanical' Input Devices
make or break...
Buttons (PBNO, PBNC)
ACES' Frame Player:
Buttons
Connections:
Venn Diagrams


OUTDOOR EDUCATION WEEK: February 4-7
7
Feb 3
LED Datasheet
ACES' Frame Player: LED Circuits
LED Circuit Analysis

6
Jan 30
Nick Vassos:
Replacement Parts
in the Dragon's Lair 
ACES' Frame Player: Resistors
(Resistor) Circuit Analysis
5
Jan 28
 
Reading a Schematic
Circuit Symbols

Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)

DMM Confirmation of KVL
(Waterfall Model of Voltage Drop)
4
Jan 24
`R_E=R_1+R_2`



`1/R_E=1/R_1+1/R_2`

Controlling Current...
Resistance

Fixed (Current-Limiting) Resistors
Again...
Series vs Parallel

Concept: Equivalent Resistance
(`R_E`)

The Breadboard

3
Jan 22
Power: `P=IxxV`

Increased
Power



Series vs Parallel

 
Wire Gauge (p. 77), Greek Alphabet (p. 78)
Wire Ampacity
2
Jan 20
Does our confusing
electrical nomenclature
start with
Ben Franklin?

Let's pick it up from Grade 9 Science...

Voltage
Ohm's Law (in terms of Voltage):
`V=IxxR`

Current
Ohm's Law (in terms of Current):
`I=V/R`

Direction of Current
DC
vs AC (Direct vs Alternating
)

(PBS) Telsa:
Master of Lightning
1
Jan 16
Student Outline
Add F/C Conferences
RSGC ACES: History
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 stealing, lying, cheating, or plagiarizing.
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.