Electronics & Logic Introduction

Workshop and Hands-On Labs


This is the planning page and eventually the real page for this work shop. This workshop can be a super fast 3 hour evening event or 4-5 day workshop, focused on learning some logic principles. There is a touch of basic electronics, like how a bread board works. I throw in some resistors as part of series circuit theory... just enough to understand how a voltage divider works, so you can understand how a 55 timer works... same for some simple transistor theory... and how it can be used as a switch. Then we jump right into Digital Logic, with a study of AND, OR, NOR and XOR gates, and build up to a simple register based ALU system, with a 7seg LED and decoder along the way. The modules linked in this workshop are typically links to deeper dives of material I teach in my High School Mechatronics Engineering class, or quick overviews of broader presentations . I'll try to have links to "Dig Deeper", where you can continue your learning.


Modules & Resources:



Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • Flash an LED on a bread board
  • Basic Electronics
  • Resistor Lab
  • Ohms Law
  • TinkerCAD
  • Electronic Components Research Project

Day 2:

  • Transistors
  • Relays
  • 555 Timer Clock
  • More Fun with 555 Timers

Day 3:

  • Binary Numbers - Lets Play A Game
  • Basic Logic
  • AND & OR Gate Lab
  • Logicly
  • Reading Data sheets
  • S/R Latch
  • Clocks & Flip/Flops
  • Clocks & Counters

Day 4:

  • More Transistors
  • Sensors
  • Motors Research Project
  • Spinning Stuff
  • Putting it all together