Basic Electronics for Arduino Makers
Dr Peter Dalmaris
Starting up
Study guide
List of parts
The tools you will need
The parts you will need
About software
Electronics, basic concepts
Electricity, particles and current
What is voltage?
What is voltage? (supplemental)
What is current?
What is resistance?
Ohm's Law
Calculate energy
Kirchhoff's Law
Kirchhoff's Law example
Solution to the Kirchhoff's Law problem
Resistors
Introduction to resistors
A simple resistor circuit
Resistor power rating
The variable resistor
Voltage divider
Voltage divider with current draw
Current divider
Pull-up and pull-down resistors
Capacitors
Introduction to capacitors
Capacitors as energy store
Capacitors as filter
Capacitors in series and in parallel
What is the RC time constant
An RC time constant experiment
Diodes
Introduction to diodes
Voltage drop and current regulation
Measuring the voltage drop in a diode
The voltage dropper circuit
Zener diodes
A circuit that includes a zener diode with a load
Reverse polarity protection
How to calculate the appropriate resistor value for an LED
Transistors
Introduction to transistors
Calculating the currents in a transistor circuit
A circuit with the 2N2222 bipolar transistor
A circuit with the TIP122 and a high-power LED
A circuit with a TIP122 and a motor
Voltage regulators
Introduction to IC voltage regulators
Fixed voltage regulator
A variable voltage regulator circuit
How to calculate the input resistors for a variable voltage regulator
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