Learn how to navigate the exercise files for this course. The exercise files contain numerous reference sheets and documents that describe the various circuits and challenge problems presented throughout the course.
- [Instructor] If you want to follow along with this course to build and measure your own electronic circuits, you're going to need some hardware. I've included a list of the various components and tools I use throughout this course in the exercise files. In the main directory for this course, I've included a PDF file named Parts List that contains a list of components. 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 the link to an online store page for each item.
Throughout this course, I'll be using two common electrical tools to measure my circuits, a digital multimeter and an oscilloscope. I've included those items in the Parts List as well. And for the multimeter, I've provided two recommended options, a very simple DMM that only makes basic measurements and a more advanced DMM with auto-ranging and other capabilities. The rest of the exercise files are organized into numbered directories for each chapter of the course, and when within each chapter, there are numbered 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. For some examples in this course, I'll be using an Arduino microcontroller to demonstrate how certain circuits can be used with microcontroller devices, and for those examples, I've included the corresponding code in the exercise files. However, this course is not intended to teach Arduino programming.
I've simply chosen Arduino as a device to demonstrate how electronic circuits can interface with microcontroller platforms. If you're also interested in learning how to program Arduino for your own projects, then I recommend taking the course Up and Running with Arduino.
- Reading electrical schematics
- Building circuits on breadboards
- Reviewing types of static and variable resistors
- Reading resistor color codes
- Measuring resistance with a DMM
- Measuring resistive sensors with an Arduino microcontroller
- Making electrical signal measurements with an oscilloscope
- Measuring AC voltage with a DMM
- Understanding the time domain and frequency domain
- Designing passive low-pass and high-pass filters
- Reviewing reactive RC and RL circuits
- The relationship between capacitors and inductors
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6. Alternating Current
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