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ICS2O: FALL 2021
DIGITAL 3 (Enrichment Week): SPECIALIZED ICs (January 18-22) (5 CLASSES)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
39
Jan 22
Tutorial:
Dot/Bar
Display Driver
Hookup Guide


A Counting Circuit
E-F: 4511 + Seven-Segment Display
LM3914
Dot/Bar Display Driver
(aka VU Meter)
1.3.2
The Counting Circuit
SA*, JB, CC, AD
BF, EG, SI-G, WK, DL
HMS, OM, CM, RM, JR*
RS, AT, JU, RZ
38
Jan 22
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

LM555
Timer

FALSTAD: 555 Simulation
(Circuits > 555 Timer > Square Wave Generator)
37
Jan 21
p. 70


Repatriation of DMMs
Operational Amplifiers (OpAmps)
Op Amps as Comparators
LM741
Jan 20
No Teaching By Order of Management :)
36
Jan 19


Combinational
vs Sequential Logic Circuits
Memory (aka Latch, flipflop) Elements
4001 NOR Logic IC
SR NOR Latch with the 4001
35
Jan 18
RC Oscillator/Counter
The Illusion(?) of Counting
The 4060 (÷16,384) Ripple Counter
Video Support
Extra
Holiday
Enrichment

Intrigued by Session 4's NAND Gate
(Digital) Square Wave Oscillator ?
Bored over the Holidays ?
From parts in your kit, how about building the ...
RC Oscillator/Counter
The 4060 (÷16,384) Ripple Counter
I've even provided Video Support!

Still not had enough ?
Feeling extra ambitious ?
From parts in your Kit (and recent supplements),
how about building the
...
Quartz Crystal Oscillator/Counter
The 32,768 kHz Tuning Fork Quartz Crystal
Of course, with Video Support!
Pierce (Quartz) Oscillator

it uses the ...
The 4069 Hex
Inverting Buffer

(everything's in your kit)
One more gem ...
Square Wave to Sine Wave
CHRISTMAS BREAK
DIGITAL 2: A COUNTING CIRCUIT I (December 7-16) (8 CLASSES)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
34
Dec 16
Click for

Interfacing Strategy


A Counting Circuit
F. Seven-Segment Display
Stage G Soldering Tips
Counting Circuit Encased
1.3.1

The Counting Circuit
SA+, JB+
CC, AD, BF, EG, SI-G
WK, DL, HMS, OM, CM
RM, JR+, RS, AT, JU, RZ

33
Dec 15

Variations on D. Decimal Counting
NGO Frequency, 4510
A Counting Circuit
E. Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) Decoder

The 4511 BCD to 7-Segment Decoder
1.3.1
32
Dec 14

A Counting Circuit
D. Decimal Counting
Binary Up/Down Counter (4510)

The 4516 Up/Down (0-15) Counter


31
Dec 11
Project Idea:
3x3x3 LED Cube


A Counting Circuit
Concepts and Exploring Modifications:
1. Reading Diagrams:
Pin and Block
2. NGO Clock Input: Duration and Frequency
3. Reset
: Button, Limited Counting
4: Pin 12
: Divide by 10 (aka. Carry Out)
Decade Counter with Carryout
5. Concepts: Timing Diagrams and Duty Cycle


Now, hold your breath ...
Kreher F-A: 8x8x8 Cube!
4017 Timing Diagram:

30
Dec 10

A Counting Circuit
C. Decade Counter (4017)
NGO Square Wave Output as Clock Input
to our
FIRST Specialized IC:
The 4017 Decade Counter
RSGC ACES: Decade Counter
29
Dec 9
A Counting Circuit
Work Period
Explore changes to
RC1 and RC2 components
Fill/Drain Animations:
RC2-0.01uF, RC2-0.1uF
28
Dec 8

A Counting Circuit
Analog and Digital Interfacing Example:
The Potentiometer into a NAND Gate?
B. NAND Gate Oscillator (4011) Part 1
Animation:
TP3, RC Drain
27
Dec 7

A Counting Circuit
A. Analog Input
Animations: tp1, tp2, 3

1.3.1
PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS and SESSION BREAK
DIGITAL 1: TRANSISTORS and INTEGRATED CIRCUITS: LOGIC GATES (November 9-19) (7 CLASSES)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
On
Your Own

Nov 20
Binary Representation of
CHARACTER CODES

ASCII Table, Unicode
1.2
NAND:The Universal Gate
SA, JB, CC, AD
BF, EG, SI-G, WK, DL
HMS, OM, CM, RM
JR, RS, AT, JU, RZ
26
Nov 19
Half Adder (p. 57)

Full Adder (p. 58)




Recall: Place Value Concept (Grade 5 ?)
The Binary Number System (p. 46)

Confirm with your
Mac Calculator App (Programmer)
Tracing Logic Schematics (p. 54)
COMPUTER ARITHMETIC: ADDITION (pp. 57-58)
1.2
25
Nov 18
pp. 53-56
NAND Gate Emulation
Breadboarding the CMOS 4000
family of Logic ICs
Wikimedia Commons:
CMOS 4000 Overview
1.2
24
Nov 17

Inside Gates
TTL Logic Gates
OR, NAND, NOR
Truth Tables
Simplified Falstad TTL OR Circuit
with Logic Inputs

CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
23
Nov 12
p. 50


CMOS LOGIC ICs in your
e
Saw this on a website today!





John Venn

George Boole
COMPUTER LOGIC
Based on Venn diagrams
BOOLEAN OPERATORS
Transistor-Based Logic Gates (p. 44)
Inside Gates
TTL Logic Gates
AND, OR, NAND, NOR

21
Nov 10
Analog vs Digital
Falstad Circuit Simulation Applet:
Switched LED, Transistor Tester
Alternating LEDs, Fade In Fade Out
20
Nov 9


  

TO-92 Package
BJT Datasheets:

2N3904 NPN
2N3906 PNP
Review of the Feedback email for
The Capacitor Visualizer
The device that changed everything...
Introducing the Transistor
Transistor
Basics, Testing, and Switches
The NPN Transistor (2N3904): Animation
The PNP Transistor (2N3906): Animation
ACES' Frame Player: Transistors


Transitioning from..
Analog to Digital
from continuous to discrete

Analog vs Digital
SEPTEMBER: ANALOG (SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, SCHEMATICS, BUTTONS, SWITCHES, CAPACITORS, and TRANSISTORS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
19
Oct 8
Asynch
Day
Final DER Comments
Capacitors as Timers: `tau = R times C`
Final Project Review for
The Capacitor Visualizer
 
18
Oct 7


17
Oct 6


16
Oct 5

pp. 31-33

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`
15
Oct 4
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
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
14
Oct 1
Casual
Dress

 

1.1
Voltage H-Bridge
BA, GC, XD, IF, WF, MK
MM, ARC, HS, AU, BW
BB, NC, JC, AD, WG, VJ
AL, LM, SNS, RS, WS
13
Sep 30
Ornge
Shirt
The INSERT Tab Pt. 2:
Tables, Header&Footer, Symbol
<-------Watch these videos ------->

12
Sep 29
Technical Writing:
Don'ts and Dos

Use of the
Active Voice
Falstad:
Voltage Division
The INSERT Tab Pt. 1:
Picture, Date&Time, Page Break
The REFERENCES Tab
Table of Contents

1.1
11
Sep 28
DER Guidelines
n


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

1.1
10
Sep 27
Digital-ish
Voltage H-Bridge
Digital-ish
Voltage H-Bridge
The DUAL Uses for the Potentiometer:
Variable Resistor and Voltage Divider

First Look at the...
Voltage H-Bridge
Analog-ish
Voltage H-Bridge
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
Sep 24 TERRY FOX DAY
9b
Sep 23
p. 24
Switch Circuit
p. 24
Button Logic and Voltage Division
Switches (SPST, SPDT, DPDT)
ACES' Frame Player: Switches

9a
Sep 23
PBNO


PBNC

'Mechanical' Input Devices
Buttons (PBNO, PBNC)
ACES' Frame Player:
Buttons
Digital Button Logic:
Pull-Down
and Pull-Up Resistor Configurations
8
Sep 22
Click image for details...
Click image for details...
A few other other Variable Resistors...
2. LDR: Light-Dependent Resistor
aka Photocell, Photoresistor, Optoresistor
3. Thermistor:Temp-Dependent Resistor
4. FSR: Force-Sensitive Resistor
5. Flex Sensor: Flex-Sensitive Resistor
J. Vretenar's: The Bionic Hand
Voltage: `V=IR`
Power: `P=IV`
7
Sep 21
Curr.
Night
7:30

The 1N400n Diode
for Circuit Protection


Interactive! Circuits
Fixed vs Variable Resistors
1. The Potentiometer (p. 10)
ACES' Frame Player:
Variable Resistors

6
Sep 20
Reading a Schematic
Circuit Symbols
(p. 7)

o
ROYGBV (again)

ACES' Frame Player:
Resistors

Power: `P=IxxV`
Q: How much POWER can
OUR (fixed) resistors handle?

A: ?

ACES' Frame Player:
LED Circuits

Using Ohm's Law
and Kirchhoff's Laws
to
Analyze Circuits

Analyze this...

 
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
5
Sep 17
LED Datasheet
ACES' Frame Player: Resistors
Using Ohm's Law to determine the
Current (I) in a circuit :
`I=V/R`
A litte Math notation...
Powers and Prefices (p. 75)
Greek Alphabet
p. 77
4
Sep 16
 
First look at Circuit Diagrams
(aka Schematic
s)
Circuit Symbols
(p. 7)

Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)
DMM Confirmation of KVL
(Waterfall Model of Voltage Drop)
3
Sep 15
Giants of Electricity p.80

p. 76

The Breadboard (Continued)
Voltage, Current
(Direct and Alternating)
Direction of Current
Anode and Cathode
Ohm's Law (in terms of Current):
`I=V/R`

Fixed
(Current-Limiting)
Resistors
2
Sep 14

 
 
The Resistor Applet
First 2 DMM Functions:
1. Continuity (Conductance)
2. Resistance
Breadboard Cutaway View

Where the magic happens!...

The Breadboard
1
Sep 13

Discussion:
What is Electricity
?
The Atom
Water Analogies
Flow Models (Direction):
Electron (Neg →Pos)
(Science)
vs
Conventional (Pos→Neg)
(Electronics)
DC Circuits' Cover Video...
Z. Mazan's: The Counting Circuit
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`


Alkaline Battery Chemistry
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
0
Sep 10

RSGC ACES: History

Student Outline
Mr. D's Schedule
Distribution of...

and e
REPUTATION and RESPECT
RSGC ACES Mission:
Taking a
Short, Medium, and Long Term View
of your Futures

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

(PBS) Telsa:
Master of Lightning


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 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.