ICS2OE: SPRING 2023  

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END OF COURSE


DER Submission Tonight 
Project 1.4 Counting Circuit Finishing Touches 

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38 May 25 
Stage H: Counting Circuit Case Counting Circuit Encased 

37 May 23 
Stage G: Counting Circuit PCB and Supplemental Parts Stage G Soldering Tips 

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36 May 18 
Variations on D. Decimal Counting NGO Frequency, 4510 Counting Circuit E. Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) Decoder The 4511 BCD to 7Segment Decoder 

35 May 16 
D. Decimal Counting Binary Up/Down Counter (4510) The 4516 Up/Down (015) Counter 

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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 

32 May 10 
Counting Circuit Explore changes to RC1 and RC2 components Analog and Digital Interfacing Example: The Potentiometer into a NAND Gate? 

31b May 8 

31a May 8 
Counting Circuit A. Button Input Animations: tp1, tp2, 3 B. NAND Gate Oscillator (4011) Part 1 Animation: TP3, RC Drain 
1.4 

Your ultimate Counting Circuit goal, 8 classes from now, as S. Appleyard achieved in early 2021... 

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30 May 4 
1Bit Magnitude Comparator: Encasement 
1.3
1Bit Mag. Comp AF DG KH WH RJ* SL OL MM KS GS WT NV RA CA TB WC* MD EH BK RL CM CMaz EP LQT HS ST MZ 

29 May 2 
Review of 
Soldering Session  
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28 Apr 28 
1Bit Magnitude Comparator: Prototype 1Bit Magnitude Comparator PCB and Case Preparations (inclass Instructions) 
1.3 

27 Apr 26 
1.3
Falstad: Full Adder 

Just as mathematical expressions
can be formed by combining arithmetic operators, so, too, are useful boolean expressions formed by combining logic operators (gates) Combinational Circuits (Multiple Logic Gates) ACES' Frame Player: Combinational Circuits 

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Transitioning... ACES' Frame Player: Analog to Digital COMPUTER MATH/LOGIC (p. 44) Recall VENN Diagrams BOOLE(AN) LOGIC OPERATORS ACES' Frame Player: Button Logic ACES' Frame Player: Transistor Logic 

ANALOG 2: BUTTONS, SWITCHES, CAPACITORS, TRANSISTORS and INDUCTORS 

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23 Apr 14 
Project 1.2 Joule Thief
N. Vassos' (ACES '19) The Capacitor Visualizer Soldering Video Tutorial Solder Joints 
1.2


22 Apr 12 
Joule Thief Battery Charger Bring Back the "Dead" Inductors Simply Electronics: Part 1, Part 2 Inductance ACES Frame Player: Toroid Winding ACES Frame Player: Joule Thief Make a Joule Thief 
Joseph Henry (1797–1878) Joule Thief (Connections) 

EASTER WEEKEND (April 710)  
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21 Apr 6 
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 Apr 4 
N. Vassos' (ACES '19) The Capacitor Visualizer Soldering Video Tutorial The device that changed everything... Introducing the Transistor Transistor Basics, Testing, and Switches The NPN Transistor (2N3904): Animation The PNP Transistor (2N3906): Animation TO92 (BJT) Datasheets: 2N3904 NPN, 2N3906 PNP ACES' Frame Player: Transistors 

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DMM: Capacitance Review Capacitor Circuits on page 32 Prototype the circuit to the left... ...and then the rollover modification Mathematics: Exponential Growth (& Decay) Gordon Moore (19292023): Moore's Law Capacitors as Timers: `tau = R times C` 

Introducing Delays (TIMING) into our Circuits Capacitor Codes The Charge/Discharge Circuit ACES' Frame Player: Capacitors 
1.2
Capacitance: UNITS: (Micro)Farads (μF) RANGES: Tantalum vs Ceramic 

MARCH BREAK (March 1027)  
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Asynchronous Day (Parent/Teacher Interviews)  Voltage HBridge AF DG KH WH RJ* SL OL MM KS GS WT NV RA CA* TB WC MD EH BK RL CMar CMaz EP HS LQT ST MZ 

1.1
DER Exemplar 

15 Mar 6 
The INSERT Tab Pt. 1: Header&Footer, Date&Time, Tables, Page Break, Section Break The REFERENCES Tab Table of Contents 

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1.1
DER Exemplar 

13 Feb 28 
First Look at the... Voltage HBridge Recall the DUAL Uses for the Potentiometer Variable Resistor or Voltage Divider 
Analogish Voltage HBridge 

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12 Feb 24 
p. 24 
Transitioning from.. Analog to Digital from continuous to discrete Analog vs Digital 

11 Feb 22 
PBNO PBNC 
'Mechanical' Input Devices Buttons (PBNO, PBNC) Circuit Symbols (p. 8) ACES' Frame Player: Buttons (Digital) Button Logic: PullDown and PullUp Configurations 

FAMILY DAY WEEKEND (February 1720)  
ANALOG 1: SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, SCHEMATICS and RESISTORS 

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10 Feb 16 
ACES' Frame Player: Variable Resistors 2. LDR: LightDependent Resistor aka Photocell, Photoresistor, Optoresistor 3. Thermistor: TempDependent Resistor 4. FSR: ForceSensitive Resistor 5. Flex Sensor: FlexSensitive Resistor J. Vretenar's: The Bionic Hand 
Voltage: `V=IR` Power: `P=IV` Circuit Symbols (p. 8) 

9 Feb 14 
The 1N400n Diode Interactive Circuits :) Fixed vs Variable Resistors 1. The Potentiometer (p. 10) ACES' Frame Player: Potentiometer 

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Using Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws to Analyze Circuits 
ACES' Frame Player:
LED Circuits
Using Ohm's Law to determine the Current (I) in a circuit : `I=V/R` 

First look at Circuit Diagrams (aka Schematics) Circuit Symbols (p. 8) Our first circuits... ACES' Frame Player: Fixed Resistors Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL) DMM Confirmation of KVL (Waterfall Model of Voltage Drop) 
Ohm's Law (in terms of Voltage) Voltage: `V=IR` Power: `P=IV` 



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α, β, γ,... ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE,... 
Start your Prototyping Skills off on the right foot... Watch B. Eater's: Breadboard Tips and Tricks Your scholastic fortunes are enriched by knowing multiple Alphabets and Languages So, today, memorize the Greek and Phonetic Alphabets found on Page 78 of your DC Circuits Workbook 

4 Jan 31 
Second DMM Function: 2. Resistance (Ω) Fixed (CurrentLimiting) Resistor Applet Our first circuits... ACES' Frame Player: Fixed Resistors 
Where the MAGIC happens ResistorCircuitAnalysis 

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3 Jan 27 
Where the MAGIC happens 

2 Jan 25 
Giants of Electricity p.80
Discussion: What is Electricity? The Atom Water Analogies Flow Models (Direction): Electron (Neg →Pos) (Science) vs Conventional (Pos→Neg) (Electronics) 
DC Circuits' Cover Video... G. Davidge's: A Counting Circuit Foundations: Grade 9 Science... Voltage Ohm's Law (in terms of Voltage): `V=IxxR` Current Ohm's Law (in terms of Current): `I=V/R` Your Future: EVs and Batteries 
Alkaline Battery Chemistry 

1 Jan 23 
REPUTATION and RESPECT RSGC ACES Mission: Taking a Short, Medium, and Long Term View of your Futures ACES Hall of Fame: D. Raymond '19 E. McAuliffe '18, E. Peterson '18 M. Elia '15 (Argon Prototypes) 
ACES Focus: Foundations 
