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V. Ryan 2002-2015

 
     
 

The section is aimed at introducing pupils to basic concepts of electronics. You will find that a range of basic electronics is covered including; component symbols, power sources, diodes, capacitors, transistors, LEDs and many more. Click on the aspect of electronics outlined below to view the information sheets.

 
     
 

COMPONENTS / SYMBOLS

 
 

 

 
 

1. Electronic Components and Symbols - 1

 
 

2. Electronic Components and Symbols - 2

 
 

3.Electronic Components and Symbols - 3

 
 

4. Symbols Summary Sheet

 
     
 

PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE SYMBOLS EXERCISE

 
     
 

1. Lesson Starter - Electronic Components

 
 

2. Lesson Starter - Electronic Tools and Equipment

 
 

3. Basic Electronics - Wordsearch Exercise

 
     
 

COMPONENT AND CIRCUIT DETAILS

 
     
 

1. Batteries and LEDs

 
 

2. Button Batteries / Coin Cells - Simple Circuits

 
     
  SIMPLE LED TORCH PROJECT  
  Simple LED Torch Project - Rich Picture  
  Simple LED Torch - Design Problem and Brief  
  Simple LED Torch - Theme - Tropical Fish  
  Simple LED Torch - Torch Assembly  
  Simple LED Torch - Evaluation  
     
  MEMO BOARD - FLASHING LED PROJECT  
  Electronic Memo Board - Introduction  
  Electronic Memo Board - Rich Picture  
  Electronic Memo Board - Flashing LED Circuit  
  Electronic Memo Board - the Components  
  Electronic Memo Board - Circuit Diagram and Information Sheet  
  Electronic Memo Board - Circuit Layout  
  Design Problem and Brief for the Electronic Memo Board  
  Designing the Memo Board - 1  
  Evaluating the Electronic Memo Board  
     
 

3. Switches -1

 

4. Switches - 2

5. Switches - 3

  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR SWITCHES / COMPONENTS WORKSHEET  
     

6. Incandescent Lamps (Bulbs) 1

7. Incandescent Lamps (Bulbs) 2

     

8. Series Circuits

9. Circuits in Parallel

10. A Series / Parallel Circuit

  11. Revision Cards - Series and Parallel Circuits  
     

12. Basic Circuit using Crocodile Technology

Circuit Simulation Software

 

13. The Diode

 
  14. Diodes - Revision Cards  
     
 

15. Capacitors

 
  16. Capacitors - Revision Cards  
 

17. Resistors

 
  18. Fixed Resistors - Revision Cards  
 

19. Using Crocodile Technology to Test the

20. Relationship between Resistors and Capacitors

 
 

21. Test Instruments

 
  22. Light Dependent Resistors  
  23. The Preset Resistor  
  24. Potentiometer / Variable Resistor  
  25.Making a Light / Dark Sensor  
  26. Sequence Drawing - Light/Dark Sensor  
  27. LDR Examination Question - 1  
  28. LDR Examination Question - 2  
  29. LDR Examination Question - 3  
  30. Sensor Question - LDR  
  31. Switches, Diode, Transistor and General Circuit Questions  
  32. The Thermistor  
 

33. Information Regarding Thermistor Circuits and Darlington Pairs

 
 

34. A Typical Temperature Sensor

 
 

35. Potential Dividers

 
 

36. SI Units and OHM's Law

 
 

37. Resistors - Questions

 
 

38. Relays and Practical Circuits

 
 

39. The Basics on Transistors

 
 

40. Transistors - Darlington Pairs

 
 

41. Transistor Exam Question

 
 

42. Transistor Breadboard Project

 
 

43. Transistor Darlington Pair Breadboard Project

 
 

44. Transistor Formulas and Calculations

 
 

45. Dual Transistor Multivibrator Circuit

 
 

46. Lesson Starter - Astable Transistor Circuit (Multivibrator)

 
 

47. Examination Questions : Dual Transistor Multivibrator Circuits

 
     
 

48. The Thyristor

 
 

49. Steady Hand Game - Thyristor Circuit

 
  50. The Thyristor - Revision Cards  
 

51. Breadboards

 
 

52. Examination Questions - Jigs

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

CONTROL SYSTEMS

 
 

 

 
 

1. Analogue / Digital Systems

 
 

2. Control Systems

 
 

3. Control Systems - An Example

 
     
 

MODULAR ELECTRONICS

 
     
 

1. Modular Electronics

 

2. Modular Electronics - Control Studio -1

3. Modular Electronics - Control Studio -2

4. Modular Electronics - Control Studio -3

DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AND LOGIC GATES

1. Digital Electronics and Logic Circuits - 1

2. Digital Electronics and Logic Gates - 2  (Role of Transistors)

3. Basic Logic Gates and Logic Tables

4. Alternative representations of Logic Tables

5. Example Logic Circuit - 1

6. Example Logic Circuit - 2

     

7. The 4081B Integrated Circuit (AND gate) - a Practical Example.

8. The 4081B - Circuit Design

  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON THE 4081B  
     

9. Digital Logic Circuit Exam Question 1

10. Digital Logic Circuit Exam Question 2

11. Digital Logic Circuit Exam Question 3

12. AND Gate Sample Question

13. AND Gate Sample Answer

12. The Binary System

13. Integrated Circuits - 1

14. Integrated Circuits - 2

15. Integrated Circuits - 3

 

THE 555 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

 
 

1. The 555 Integrated Circuit (Timer) - a Simple Explanation

 
 

2. The 555 IC as an ASTABLE Circuit

 
 

3. The 555 IC as a MONOSTABLE Circuit

 
 

4. 555 MONOSTABLE Examples

 
 

5. The MONOSTABLE Circuit in more detail

 
 

6. Animation 1 -  555 Timer Circuit - Frames Created by Crocodile Technology 3D

 
 

7. Animation 2 - 555 Timer Circuit - Frames Created by Crocodile Technology 3D

 
     
 

8. Monostable Timer Examination Questions - 1

 
 

9. Monostable Timer Examination Questions - 2

 
     
 

10. ASTABLE 555 Breadboard Project

 
 

11. 555 ASTABLE Examples

 
 

12. The ASTABLE Circuit in more detail

 
 

 

 
     
 

THE 741 OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER

 
 

1. The Operation Amplifier used as an Amplifier - a Simple Explanation

 
 

2. The 741 Operational Amplifier used as an Amplifier with Sensors

 
 

3. The 741 Operational Amplifier - an introduction

 
 

4. Inverting and Non-inverting 741 Amplifiers

 
 

5. The 741 Operational Amplifier as a Comparator

 
 

6. 741 Operational Amplifier Comparator Examination Questions and Information

 
     
 

THE 4017B DECADE COUNTER

 
 

1. How the 4017B decade Counter Works

 
 

2. Adding a Motor and a Solenoid to the 4017B Decade Counter

 
     
  ELECTRONIC KITS  
     
  1. Amplifier Project (TBA 820M AMPLIFIER KIT)  
  2. TBA 820M Amplifier Kit  
  3. Casing Design - Amplifier Project  
  4. Speaker Holes - Writing Styles  
  5. Character / Stand Design  
     
  6. Manufacturing the Amplifier Casing  
  7. Manufacturing the Amplifier Casing - Sequence Drawing  
     
 

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

 
 

1. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH THEME and EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

THEME: RAILWAY TRANSPORT
CONTEXT: OPERATING SYSTEMS

 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Systems and Control course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

 

 
     
  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE QUESTION PAPERS  
     
 

1. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 1

 
 

2.Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 2

 
 

3. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 3

 
 

4. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 4

 
 

5. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 5

 
 

6. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 6

 
 

7. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 7

 
 

8. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 8

 
 

9. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 9

 
 

10. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 10

 
 

11. Systems Preparation  Questions 2007 - 11

 
 

12. Systems Preparation  Questions 2007 - 12

 
 

13. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 13

 
 

14. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 14

 
 

15. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 15

 
 

16. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 16

 
 

17. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 17

 
 

18. Systems Preparation Questions 2007 - 18

 
     
 

2. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH THEME and EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

THEME: THEME PARKS
CONTEXT: OPERATING SYSTEMS

 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Systems and Control course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

 

 
     
 

1. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 1

 
 

2. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 2

 
 

3. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 3

 
 

4. Systems preparation Questions 2008 - 4

 
 

5. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 -5

 
 

6. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 6

 
 

7. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 7

 
 

8. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 8

 
 

9. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 9

 
 

10. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 10

 
 

11. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 11

 
 

12. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 12

 
 

13. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 13

 
 

14. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 14

 
 

15. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 15

 
 

16. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 16

 
 

17. Systems Preparation Questions 2008 - 17