Electronics Curriculum Course: LED Scope Parts 1 and 2
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This kit contains both 'LED-Scope, Part 1, Basic Electronics' and 'LED-Scope, Part 2, LED Array Oscilloscope' kits and provides a comprehensive two part course in basic Electronics. Hands-on and student-directed, this course is ideal for science-loving kids who have an interest in how everything works!
Part 1 teaches kids the practical skills of soldering, and with a basic understanding of circuits, the student gains an ability to trouble shoot and repair basic low voltage circuits. Part 1 covers the nature of electricity, basic electronic components, how to read a schematic diagram, how to solder/un-solder, how to use a digital multimeter, how to apply Ohm's law and basic math to analyze circuits, how individual electronic components work and why.
Part 2 advances the skills and knowledge developed in Part 1 to build a fully functional oscilloscope-a key analytical instrument used to graph electrical signals as they vary over time. The book explains each new function's criteria, and then has students build and test a circuit module-as they progress, the controls of an oscilloscope are developed one at a time. In this course students learn more complex electronic circuits and the how's and why's of using an oscilloscope at the same time. In addition, since the LED display array requires about 500 neat solder joints, this course provides additional purposeful and motivated soldering practice.
If you have two children who work well together and are willing to share the finished product, you could have them build Part 1 together. However, it is not recommended to have more than two students working on Part 1 together as this would not provide sufficient soldering practice without additional materials. Part 2 can be used with 2 or more students
Part 1 will take approximately 25 hours. Part 2 will take approximately 30-35 hours. Each part can be completed in one semester or as a summer course. This course does not assume parents have prior knowledge of science or electronics.
Tools are not included; if you do not already have the necessary tools the Quality Tool Set is available for purchase separately.
Part 1 contains a full size ring-binder notebook, preprinted card stock Schematics and Placement Guides for easy reference, zipper binder pouch of all components and printed circuit boards, ring-binder CD holder, and a wall transformer for power. All the course material is in PDF format on a data CD and consists of over 270 pages of instructions, including 200 diagrams and pictures. Tools and solder are required, but are sold separately.
Part 2 contains a full size ring-binder notebook, preprinted card stock Schematics and Placement Guides for easy reference, a 'Handy-Sheet' of formulas, key codes, and component details, Four packets of all the components and printed circuit boards, and a ring-binder CD holder and CD with all the course material in PDF format. Over 250 pages of instructions, including 250 diagrams and pictures, are provided. Tools and solder not included; the same tools and solder that were used in Part 1 are required for Part 2.
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