Digital Circuits – SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Zaid Abusini
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Zaid Abusini is an Electronics Engineer from Yarmouk university specialist in Electronics design (PCB and hardware) in addition to programming and prototyping. he joined the FAB-LAB Irbid team, Microsoft (Lecturer), and worked as a freelancer designer for PCB and prototyping… Read More

Summary

This is a 5 days Track focus on learning basic circuits theory and fundamentals in addition to Micro-controllers ( parts and operation ). Also we will make some applications using the micro-controller and the participant will be asked to build their own project at the fifth day.

Day 1 : Basic Circuits

Day 2 : Computer and Micro-controller

Day 3 : Basic Component

Day 4 : Advanced Component

Day 5 : Project

What You'll Need

This track is unplugged so you will find all the needed applications online for free.

The class circuits made on Tinker CAD,

Links:

1- Presentations and Lesson Plans

2- Video

3- Servo Circuit

4- Lux Measurement

5- Distance Measurement

6- Traffic Light

7- Music Code

The Instructions

Introduction ( Ice breaking )

In this section we will start by a wondering question to grab the attention of the kids and also get them involve to interact.

1- What do you know about electricity also can we live without it?

2- Usually kids says it power the stuff and it’s all around us.

3- We want the kids to understand that electricity is like water it flows in paths, but we call the particles “Charges”

4- We will introduce the scientific name of each the plug and the battery.

5- Also we will list some examples for devices uses DC and AC together.

What is Circuit

In this section we will introduce the circuit and why we call it a circuit.

1- Circuit : is a path for the charges to flow from point to point and it’s a closed one.

2- Circuits look like a circle as if we start from a certain point we will end at the same point again, This why we call it a circuit.

3- In circuits we have two different state opened circuits and closed circuits.

4- Closed circuits : forms a complete loop with no cuts.

5- Opened circuits : the path is not complete due to one of the wires is not connected or one of the component is corrupt.

Circuits Parts

We will talk about what make the circuit a circuit, and we will discuss each one briefly.

1- Circuits do consist of 3 main parts: “Voltage Source, Conductive paths, and Loads”.

2- Voltage source: is the component that provide power to the circuit “Battery”