The Electrical Systems module emphasizes experiments involving AC/DC, magnetism, electrical components, and the theory and construction of series and parallel circuits.
The student is introduced to basic concepts of electricity and electrical systems, such as conduction, current, circuits, magnetism, alternating and direct current, rectification and regulation of current, controlling and conditioning current, and reading schematic diagrams. The activities in this module guide the student through various simple and complex exercises and experiments that provide the student with an overview of electricity and solid foundations for further work.
Using a trainer panel, the student connects fixed components to build circuits illustrating the above concepts and others.
In addition to the trainer panel, the student also works with a multimeter to practice in-circuit measurements of voltage, current and resistance, and a simulated breadboard for more extensive practice in wiring and experimentation.
Cat. Number 77-8046-0000
The Fiber Optics module introduces students to fundamental concepts of optics that form the basis of fiber optics. Students learn essential concepts relating to the laws that light waves follow and how these laws are used in optical fibers. Students are introduced to the basic fiber optic transmission diagram and learn the general elements, including lasers, LEDs, photodiodes, amplifiers, multiplexors and demultiplexers. Students also learn about the process of fiber optic manufacturing as well as of general applications of optical fibers.
Cat. Number 77-3021-0000
The Fundamentals of Electronics module introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electronics. The module reviews basic concepts of electricity necessary to understand electronics, and proceeds to introduce various electronic components and their uses. In the first ten activities, this module teaches essential concepts relating to electronic circuitry, conversion of alternating current to direct current, semiconductors, and the structure and use of transistors and various diodes. The student is introduced to regulation and filtration of electrical current for use in electronic systems. In the last five activities, the student is introduced to logical and binary systems, necessary to the understanding of logic gates, which are at the heart of electronics systems. This module provides a basic understanding of the foundations of electronics systems. In this module, students are provided a basis for further study and exploration of electronics circuits and systems.
Cat. Number 88-3019-0000
The Advanced Electronics module continues the sequence that was begun in Fundamentals of Electronics. In this module, students learn about integrated circuits, their structure, and various applications. Advanced Electronics explores logic gates and their uses. The module furthermore explains and illustrates flip-flops, shift registers, and counters. Finally, students explore the process of interfacing between digital electronic systems and an analog world: conversion of data from digital to analog and from analog to digital formats, acquisition of data, and displays. Students are able to gain a basic understanding of various electronics circuits and to analyze such circuits.
Cat. Number 88-3020-0000