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ICS2O: FALL 2021
DIGITAL 2: A COUNTING CIRCUIT (November 22 - December 3) (9 IN-PERSON CLASSES)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
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
Click for

Interfacing Strategy
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
1.3 (D)
32
Nov 26
Project Idea:
3x3x3 LED Cube


Asynchronous Day
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:

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


1.3 (C)
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


1.3 (B)
28
Nov 22

Final Comments on
The ? Adder
A Counting Circuit
A. Button Input
Animations: tp1, tp2, 3

1.3 (A and B)
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)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
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

Truth Tables
Multiple! Logic Gates...
ACES' Frame Player:
Combinational Circuits



MID-TERM BREAK (MONDAY NOVEMBER 15)
MID-TERM BREAK (FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
23
Nov 11

p. 50


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




22
Nov 10

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 9
Dual Role of Transistors:
Switching and Amplification
Analog vs Digital
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...
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
END OF ANALOG BLOCK (1 more to go: DIGITAL)
SEPTEMBER: ANALOG (SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, SCHEMATICS, BUTTONS, SWITCHES, CAPACITORS, and TRANSISTORS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
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 Circuits
Capacitor Codes
  
The Charge/Discharge Circuit

ACES' Frame Player: Capacitors
Review of
Voltage H-Bridge Feedback
Capacitance
Unit of Measure: Farads
Ranges
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
14
Oct 1
Casual
Dress
DER Guidelines
n


DER Exemplar

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
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.