In part 6 we learned about the device that helped users in the computer age, the transistor.
Part 5 built on what we started in part 4 adding control of the output using switches and relays. We started the lab by putting a simple switch into our LED configuration. Then we moved on to a more complicated 3 way switch setup, funny considering I had just installed 6 of these in my hope. It was awesome to understand how they worked.
Part 4 is where we started to get into more complicated circuits. The first part of the lab laid out some of the notation used to communicate these circuits. First, we tested the circuit we built from part 3 with a different wiring, which didn’t work. Next we moved on to testing LED brightness using different resistors. Which one was brightest, the with the least resistance of course, the 100ohm.
|Part 3 started with the basics of using a multimeter. This lab included usage that related to the project that we were doing including resistance, continuity and voltage measurements. The lab started by setting the multimeter to the continuity selection and then testing the continuity of the board we were using in part 1.|
|This is the first post for my Mt. Sac class Electronics 10 Mechatronics. In this lab we got to play a bit with some of the basics of electronics.
The lab is divided into two sections, learning how to solder (which I’ve done a lot of in the past, even though you can’t tell from the quality I exhibit below), and then applying that soldering technique to building the power supply I will use for the remainder of the class.