PHY - Non-Credit: Electronics Workshop Level 1: Introduction to active electronic circuitry combined with through-hole and surface-mount soldering training.
|Course Title||PHY - Non-Credit: Electronics Workshop Level 1|
|Year of Study||1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year|
|Time and Location||
Dates based on student demand. Room MP072.
A basic knowledge of electronics and semiconductor principles is assumed. Math and theory is kept to a minimum focusing instead on practical application. There is a nominal fee to cover materials cost and instruction time.
In this course the student will build and take away a single channel data acquisition system that measures ambient temperature. As well as developing their soldering skills students will understand how their boards work and know how to modify and adapt them for their own research needs.
Classes are held over four, three hour sessions which consist of a one hour lecture followed by two hours of practical time.
Topics for each session are:
Housekeeping & Safety
Build or Buy?
Introduction to Data Acquisition systems
Introduction to power supplies
Introduction to microprocessors, microcontrollers and programmable logic
Interfacing to digital circuits
Introduction to noise and grounding issues
Other requested topics