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Learn robotics by building robots! Module 1: Introduction to electricity and analog electronics

(1) Even basic electricity can be complicated and fun

  • Introduction & whatcha need
  • Parts & Materials List
  • DC electricity
  • AC electricity
  • Ohm's law and power
  • Using multimeters
  • Resistors
  • Schematic diagrams and resistors in parallel
  • Variable resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Diodes & LED's
  • Breadboarding and hooking up LED's and diodes
  • Microchips, and introduction to the 555 timer
  • Troubleshooting
  • 555 astable mode tone generator
  • Using our handmade electronics
  • Soldering 101
  • Voltage dividers & Voltage Controlled Oscillators
  • 555 Siren circuit
  • Inductors
  • Important ratings of resistors, capacitors and inductors
  • Switches and relays
  • Transistors: An introduction
  • Heat sinks
  • MOSFET transistors
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Servo motors & controller circuit
  • Servos with variable resistors
  • The H-bridge
  • High Power switching with MOSFET's
  • How servos work/Building your own servos
  • Continuous rotation servos – hacking servo motors
  • Dual power supplies and that mysterious ground
  • Transistor amplifiers, Part I
  • Transistor amplifiers, Part II: The "perfect" amplifier
  • Operational Amplifiers: Introduction
  • LM386 Audio amplifier
  • Biofeedback and making your own sensors
  • Differential and instrumentation amplifiers – bionics
  • Muscle sensing & controlling servos with your muscles – troubleshooting
  • Single supplies for Op-amps
  • Frequency Amplification/Colour Organ
  • RGB LED's and colour sensing
  • Optoelectronics
  • Zener Diodes
  • Salvaging electronics
  • Transformers: More than meets the aye!
  • Center tapped transformers
  • RMS?
  • Power supplies: Building and hacking
  • High Power transmission

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