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Prototype Electronic Components on Breadboard

Basic Electronics Series

Class 1 in a six-part series:  Build a variable frequency tone generator while learning basic electronic prototyping and soldering techniques at the same time.  

Electronic Components Overview.
•  Passive Components (Resistors, Capacitors)
•  Active components (diodes, transistors, semiconductors)
•  Integrated Circuits (digital, analog, microprocessor)
•  Schematic Symbols for Electronic Components
•  Feed-through printed circuit boards, surface mount
    PC boards
and their related components
•  Where to purchase electronic components locally and online
•  Relative costs of electronics components when estimating
    a project

How to use a solderless breadboard for prototyping.
•  Establishing Power Rails
•  Component placement and interconnection
•  Building simple circuits using passive components
•  Building simple circuits using active components
    (analog vs. digital)
•  Breadboard a simple circuit

How to transfer a solderless breadboard circuit to a more permanent feed-through printed circuit board using soldering iron, jumper wires and hand tools.
•  Handtools Overview: Solder and Soldering irons, 
    de-soldering tools, diagonal cutters, needlenose pliers,
    wire strippers 
•  Working with feed-through printed circuit boards 
•  Mounting components and jumpers to interconnect
    circuits from breadboard 
•  How to make a good solder connection on a double-sided
    printed circuit board 
•  De-soldering components when repairing printed
    circuit boards 
•  Cleaning the PC board after soldering

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  • Mikenole

    Looking forward to the next class!

    November 17, 2013

  • Jeremy S.

    What do I need being along?

    November 16, 2013

    • Bill T.

      Hi Jeremy. Bring a good attitude for learning and the curiosity to ask good questions. Everything else is covered.

      November 16, 2013

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