Join Barron Stone for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Electronics Foundations: Fundamentals.
- [Tutor] If you want to follow along with this course, to build and measure your own circuits, you're going to need some hardware. So I've included a list of the various components and tools that I use throughout this course in the exercise files. In the main exercise file directory for this course, I've included a PDF file named Parts List.pdf, that contains the list of electrical components I used to build circuits throughout this course. Almost all of these items are common parts that you can purchase from a number of online retailers or your local electronics store.
But for your convenience, I've also included a link to an online store page for each item. I'll also be using a multimeter throughout this course which is a common tool for making electrical measurements. Multimeters can range in price from tens to hundreds of dollars, and I've included two recommended options in the Parts List document. I'll discuss the differences between those two options in a later video on multimeters. The rest of the exercise files are organized into number directories for each chapter of the course, and within each chapter there are number directories for each video.
I've included things like circuit diagrams and other reference documents to help you follow along throughout the course. When I mention one of those items in a video, just navigate to the corresponding folder in the exercise files to find it.
- Comparing conductors and insulators
- Relating electric current to flowing water
- Exploring Ohm's law
- Measuring DC voltage
- Measuring direct current
- Calculating the power consumption of your circuits
- Choosing the right batteries to power your circuits