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ICS2O-E: SPRING 2021
DIGITAL 3 (Enrichment Week): SPECIALIZED ICs (May 25-28) (4 Meets)
DIGITAL 2: A COUNTING CIRCUIT I (April 26 - May 7) (10 Meets)
DIGITAL 1: INTEGRATED CIRCUITS: LOGIC GATES (March 31-April 9) (10 Meets)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
15
Mar 17
DER Guidelines
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i + j + k + l  =  m
Show/Hide, Ruler, Tabs, Styles
, Format Painter

1.1
Session Break
ANALOG 2: CIRCUIT ANALYSIS, VARIABLE RESISTORS, BUTTONS, SWITCHES, CAPACITORS, and TRANSISTORS (February 15-26) (9 Meets)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
14
Feb 26




  

The device that changed everything...
Introducing the Transistor
Transistor
Basics, Testing, and Switches
The NPN Transistor (2N3904): Animation
The PNP Transistor (2N3906): Animation
TO-92 Package
BJT Datasheets: 2N3904 NPN, 2N3906 PNP
ACES' Frame Player: Transistors


Transitioning from..
Analog to Digital
from continuous to discrete

Analog vs Digital
13
Feb 25
A Good Web
Reference




DC Circuits Workbook:
pp. 30-32
Prototype the circuit below....




...and then the
rollover modification
Capacitors:
Measurement and Math
SI Units of Measure:
Powers, Prefaces and Symbols (p. 75)
Very Common Caps:
103 (0.01 μF) and 104 (0.1 μF)
Confirming Capacitance:
With your DMM
Capacitors as Timers:
`tau = R times C`
The Capacitor Visualizer:



ACES' DER Videos:
XC and HM
12
Feb 24
pp. 30-31
Capacitors


Introducing TIME (Delays) into our Circuits
Capacitor Codes
  
The Charge/Discharge Circuit

ACES' Frame Player: Capacitors

Unit of Measure: Farads
Ranges
11
Feb 23
p. 24

Button Logic and Voltage Division
Falstad: Voltage Division
Switches (SPST, SPDT, DPDT)
ACES' Frame Player: Switches

10
Feb 22
p. 23
PBNO


PBNC

'Mechanical' Input Devices
Buttons (PBNO, PBNC)
ACES' Frame Player:
Buttons
Digital Button Logic:
Pull-Down
and Pull-Up Resistor Configurations
Online TA Support
9
Feb 19
Photocells (Light-Dependent Resistors (LDRs))
Heat-Dependent Resistors (Thermistors)
Force/Flex-Sensitive Resistors (FSRs)
ACES' Frame Player: Variable Resistors
NASA's Perseverance: Mars Landing Today!
8
Feb 18

p. 10

Don't try this at home
The 1N400n Diode
as Circuit Protection Device
Variable Resistors and Voltage Division
Mechanical Potentiometers
ACES' Frame Player: Potentiometers

7
Feb 17
Voltage: `V=IR`
Power: `P=IV`
Increasing Power
9V Batteries in
Series and Parallel
ROYGBV (3rd instance)...
Light-Emitting Diodes
LED Datasheet



ACES' Frame Player:
LED Circuits
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6
Feb 16
Reminder
Schematics
:
Connections!
not absolute
positioning of parts
Using Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws to
Analyze Circuits
(Waterfall Model)
Power: `P=IxxV`
Q: How much POWER can our (fixed) resistors handle?
A: ?

Fixed Resistors in Series and Parallel
Concept of: Equivalent Resistance (`R_E`)
ACES' Frame Player: Resistors
Analyze this...

FEBRUARY 15: FAMILY DAY (No Class)
ANALOG 1: SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, and SCHEMATICS (January 25-29) (5 Classes)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
5
Jan 29
LED Datasheet
A litte Math notation...
Powers and Prefices (p. 75)
Using Ohm's Law to determine the
Current (I) in a circuit :
`I=V/R`
Greek Alphabet
p. 77
4
Jan 28

 
 
The Resistor Applet



The Digital Multi-Meter (DMM/DM)
Your first two DMM functions:
1. Continuity (Conductance) 2. Resistance
ACES' Frame Player: Resistors
Fixed
(Current-Limiting)
Resistors

Circuit Symbols
(p. 7)

Your First Circuit
3
Jan 28

Discussion:
What is Electricity
?
The Atom
Water Analogies
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`

(PBS) Telsa:
Master of Lightning
Jan 27
No Teaching (but I'll be on (at?) the GMeet from 1:30-2:45 if you have any questions or simple curiosities)
2
Jan 26
 

p. 76
Understanding and Preparing Your
Breadboard
Where the magic happens!

B. Eater...
Breadboard Tips&Trix
The Breadboard
1
Jan 25

RSGC ACES: History
[ACES Culture]
Student Outline
Mr. D's Schedule
Adding ICS2O F/C Conferences
REPUTATION and RESPECT
RSGC ACES CULTURE: Taking a
Short, Medium, and Long Term View
of your Futures

ACES Hall of Fame:
D. Raymond ('19)
E. McAulliffe ('18), E. Peterson ('18)
Mariano Elia ('15), Jack Gettings ('10)
DC Circuits'
Cover Video...
J. Goodwin's:
The Student Counter

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.