ICS2O: FALL 2021 CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS Your browser does not support the audio element. Previous Courses... Spring '21 Content Fall '20 Content Spring '20 Content Fall '19 Content Spring '19 Content 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 DIGITAL 2: A COUNTING CIRCUIT (November 22 - December 3) (9 IN-PERSON CLASSES) 38 Dec 3 Make the most of your Software Experience after Christmas (you''ll need coding skills for hardware!) DER Work Period Final Submission tomorrow, Saturday (or earlier :) END OF THE COURSE A Counting Circuit BA, GC, XD, IF, WF, MK* MM, ARC, HS, AU, BW BB, NC, JC, AD, WG, VJ AL*, LM*, SNR, RS, WS *My preferred videos TEACH as well as showcase 37 Dec 2 A Counting Circuit Final Assembly Counting Circuit Encased 1.3 (H) 36 Dec 1 Knight Light Photo Courtesy of L. Cassano A Counting Circuit Soldering Work Period Stage G Soldering Tips 1.3 (G) 35b Nov 30 A Counting Circuit F. Seven-Segment Display 1.3 (F) 35a Nov 30 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 (E) 34 Nov 29 A Counting Circuit Review of C. Decade Counter (4017) Decade Counter with Carryout D. Decimal Counting Binary Up/Down Counter (4510) The 4516 Up/Down (0-15) Counter 32 Nov 26 Project Idea: 3x3x3 LED Cube Asynchronous DayA 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: 31 Nov 25 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 30 Nov 24 A Counting Circuit Explore changes to RC1 and RC2 components Fill/Drain Animations: RC2-0.01uF, RC2-0.1uF 1.3 (B) 29 Nov 23 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 28 Nov 22 Final Comments on The ? Adder A Counting Circuit A. Button Input Animations: tp1, tp2, 3 Your ultimate Counting Circuit goal, 9 classes from now, as S. Appleyard achieved in early 2021... The ? Adder BA, GC, XD, IF, WF, MK MM, ARC, HS, AU, BW BB, NC, JC, ad, WG*, VJ** AL*, LM**, SNR, RS, WS PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS DIGITAL 1: TRANSISTORS and INTEGRATED CIRCUITS: LOGIC GATES (November 8-19) (8 CLASSES) 27 Nov 19 Day of Service Mr D: PT interviews Binary Representation of CHARACTER CODES ASCII Table, Unicode 1.2 26 Nov 18 Half Adder (p. 57) Full Adder (p. 58) Just to be sure for Saturday (2 days from now)... DER Practice Submission Confirm with your Mac Calculator App (Programmer) Tracing Logic Schematics (p. 54) COMPUTER ARITHMETIC: ADDITION (pp. 57-58) 1.2 25 Nov 17 pp. 53-56 NAND Gate Emulation The Binary Number System (p. 46) Recall: Place Value Concept (Grade 5 ?) Now, consider Binary Arithmetic... ADDITION (pp. 57-58) 1.2 24 Nov 16 Multiple! Logic Gates... ACES' Frame Player: Combinational Circuits 23 Nov 11 22 Nov 10 COMPUTER LOGIC Based on Venn diagrams BOOLEAN OPERATORS Transistor-Based Logic Gates (p. 44) TTL Logic Gates AND, OR, NAND, NOR 21 Nov 9 Dual Role of Transistors: Switching and Amplification Falstad Circuit Simulation Applet: Switched LED, Transistor Tester Alternating LEDs, Fade In Fade Out ACES' Analog Oscillator 20 Nov 8 The device that changed everything... 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 SEPTEMBER: ANALOG (SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, SCHEMATICS, BUTTONS, SWITCHES, CAPACITORS, and TRANSISTORS 19 Oct 8 Asynch Day pp. 33-36 You are expected to read/review pp. 33-16 today to familiarize yourself with (BJT) Transistors Try assembling some of the sample circuits The device that changed everything... Introducing the Transistor Transistor Basics, Testing, and Switches The NPN Transistor (2N3904): Animation The PNP Transistor (2N3906): Animation Transistor Test Circuits 18 Oct 7 The Capacitor Visualizer Case Preparation and Assembly Custom 3D-printed case, heat-set inserts, Panel mount DC barrel jack, hookup wires, heat shrink tubing, 3mm nylon mounting screws 17 Oct 6 The Capacitor Visualizer Soldering Introduction N. Vassos' (ACES '19) The Capacitor Visualizer Soldering Video Tutorial 16 Oct 5 pp. 31-33 DMM: Capacitance 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 CircuitsCapacitor Codes    The Charge/Discharge Circuit ACES' Frame Player: Capacitors Review of Voltage H-Bridge Feedback Capacitance Unit of Measure: Farads Ranges 14 Oct 1 Casual Dress Explore the Full-Screen Version of... Falstad + +   = 1.1 Voltage H-Bridge BA, GC, XD, IF, WF, MK MM*, ARC, HS, AU, BW* BB, NC, JC, AD, WG*, VJ** AL, LM*, SNR, RS, WS 13 Sep 30 Ornge Shirt The INSERT Tab Pt. 2: Tables, Header&Footer, Symbosl <-------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 + +   =  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 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 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 Reading a Schematic Circuit Symbols (p. 7) 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... 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 First look at Circuit Diagrams (aka Schematics) Circuit Symbols (p. 7) Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL) DMM Confirmation of KVL (Waterfall Model of Voltage Drop) 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 First 2 DMM Functions: 1. Continuity (Conductance) 2. Resistance Breadboard Cutaway View Where the magic happens!... The Breadboard 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 Distribution of... and 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:
• 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.