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Showing posts with label Educational-3. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Educational-3. Show all posts

Thursday, October 05, 2017

RobotProg - Learn Bot Programming

Program a virtual robot with a flowchart : first you draw the flowchart, then you run the program and watch the robot executing your program. You do not have to own a Robot to start with.

RobotProg - Learn Bot Programming

With RobotProg you can learn programming bases by means of gradual levels. At the last level, you may program several robots playing games on the same ground.

RobotProg - Learn Bot Programming

See also Solve Elec

Draw and analyze electrical circuits functioning in direct or alternating current. Get literal formulas and values for current intensities and voltages defined in the circuit. Verify circuit related equations.

"Not all bots like to be told what to do, Then these are Instructed Bots. Some Bots later Evolve or Mutate into Fuzzy Bots. Then they will take their own Decisions." - delabs

Monday, September 04, 2017

MadLab – Inventive electronic kits

Unique, hands-on electronics workshop for children and adults. In the workshop participants solder electronic components onto specially-designed circuit boards.

MadLab - Inventive electronic kits

MadLab has been made possible through the generous sponsorship and support of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Zot Engineering and Microchip.

MadLab – Inventive electronic kits

A really useful tool for the budding electronics engineer - a digital frequency meter. New and improved version.
  • input signal range from about 15Hz to 8MHz
  • new feature - bypass switch for low-frequency TTL-level signals from 1Hz
  • internal accuracy +/-1Hz
  • 4 digits of displayed accuracy
  • input conditioning amplifier sensitive to 50mV
MadLab presents an absolute beginner's guide to electronics. Following this short course will lead you from basic ideas about electronics right up to an understanding of how the simple MadLab kits actually work.

Monday, August 21, 2017

KTechLab - Open Source IDE

KTechLab project. KTechLab is a an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics. It supports circuit simulation, program development for microcontrollers and simulating the programmed microcontroller together with its application circuit. Ktechlab was developed by David Saxton.

KTechLab - Open Source IDE

KTechLab - Open Source IDE

Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for electronic and PIC microcontroller circuit design and simulation. Featuring an extensive circuit designer with autorouting and simulation of many common electronic components and logic elements, KTechLab is the idea tool for educational or hobbyist use. You can simulate analog circuits and logical circuits using KTechLab.

You can write programs using Assembly, C (SDCC), or Flow Code - program the microcontroller(PIC) using flowchart. Another option is Microbe a programming language like BASIC.

KTechLab supports a wide range of Open Source PIC programmers, enabling finalised PIC programs to be quickly and easily transfered to a real PIC microcontroller.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bill O’Donnell – Tech Gizmo Builder

These are high tech jigs, fixtures and instrumentation/automation gizmos that bill built. Electrical gizmo builder for the UNLV Physics Dept.

Bill O'Donnell - Tech Gizmo Builder

These projects are advanced and not for a beginner student or newbie hobbyists. These pages are knowledgable and will help students and DIY enthusiasts understand more about Lasers, Precision Temperature Control and stepper motors among other things.

Bill O’Donnell – Tech Gizmo Builder

Auto Fill Circuit for Laser Cooling Loop - Ethernet Data Logging

Here is an automation solution with a ethernet usage. The code and diagrams are also there. This is something that covers many aspects of engineering in one project. Try such things out to learn, only after you have mastered the basics.

"The Ethernet connection is based on an XPORT form Lantronics. Basically it lets you use a serial port to send things over Ethernet. A PIC microcontroller with an A/D converter digitizes the pressure, the pressure set point, the high and low pressure alarm points and the supply voltage (since everything is ratio-metric). "

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Talking Electronics - Colin Mitchell

An e-magazine for newcomers and everyone who likes to be involved with electronics., aimed at teaching electronics from the beginning with courses, tests and interactive questions.

Talking Electronics - Colin Mitchell

The thrust of the course is for you to be able to design your own circuits and eventually move into the wonderful world of electronics as a career.

Talking Electronics - Colin Mitchell

"There are many different types of power supplies, including batteries, plug packs, switch-mode supplies and a basic transformer and bridge"

The Power Supply - Basic Electronics

"However the simplest power supply consist of a transformer, one or more diodes and a large filter capacitor (electrolytic)."

Friday, March 28, 2014

Homebrew Projects - Laboratory of Changpuak

The Electronics section of Changpuak maintained by a Teacher of  Thailand, Alexander C. Frank,  has calculation tools for electronic circuits as well as some electronic projects like power supplies, signal generators and curve tracers too .

Among others they also have Amplifier Design, Antenna and Filter Designer AF and RF and Basic Electronics Tutors.

Homebrew Projects - Laboratory of Changpuak

A Geiger–Müller tube consists of a tube filled with a low-pressure (~0.1 Atm) inert gas. (Helium, Neon, Argon,...). The GM-Tube has a coaxial shape, where the inner conductor (Anode) is biased with a high voltage (~500V) relative to the outer conductor (Cathode). The Tube has a window (left side) made of mica.

Homebrew Geiger Müller Counter

This GM-Counter is build on 2 PCB's. One is a standard high Voltage generating circuit, whilst the second is a Counter based on an ATMega16™ which also handles serial Communication with a host (Environmental Control).

Homebrew Geiger Müller Counter

This website conserves all those nifty little mini-projects (gadgets) which were developed to enhance the doctoral hats of our "fresh" doctors.

Doctoral hat electronics

delabs Notes

Doctoral hat electronics - After seeing this section i am convinced that the next innovation will be "SmartHat". There is ample space in a cap for an Advanced Android Multimedia Gadget with a Hepta Core ARM chip and all the works. Rush to the patent office !

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Genie - Educational Microcontroller System

Low-cost microcontroller programming system for Education. Easy-to-use flowchart software, add intelligence and control to your designs. USB or Serial Cable for Programming.
Some Features
  • Run multiple programs at the same time.
  • Run & Test programs live.
  • Unique Plug & Play USB Cable.
  • Compatible with Picaxe circuits & PIC Logicator.
  • Supports advanced I/O such as events, interrupts and infrared.
  • On-screen monitoring and calibration of digital and analogue signals
Genie E18 Activity Kit - PCB118

Experiment with the GENIE E18 microcontroller. 2 digital input switches, 3 analogue inputs and 8 outputs (1 medium power output, 1 piezo sounder output and 6 LED outputs).

From Soldermans Basic Electronics
From - Circuit Wizard - New Wave Concepts Limited.
 Genie - Educational Microcontroller System
Revolutionary new system that combines circuit design, PCB design, simulation and CAD/CAM manufacture in one complete package.

(Feedback - The Genie site is on Flash, it would be better if Buttons are provided in place of Menus. This will make it easy for all Kids -  )

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Z80 Family and ZiLOG Semiconductor

ZiLOG Semiconductor

Founded in 1974 by Federico Faggin, the inventor of the world's first microprocessor, ZiLOG builds semiconductor products  that enable design engineers to break through the barriers to creativity and innovation in embedded design.

Zilog - Wikipedia

ZiLOG is the inventor of the award-winning Z80 and Z8 microchip architectures that have been embedded in over a billion end-use devices worldwide. Companies get more innovative products to market faster because ZiLOG products and design tools help them turn their imagination into consumer appliances, remote controls, vending machines, telecommunications controllers, home automation systems, spacecraft instrumentation, industrial automation systems, and thousands of other products.

Thomas Scherrer - Z80-Family

"This page contain docs, FAQs, source code, (cross-)assemblers, (cross-)compilers, utilities, etc. as well as links to other Z80 relevant stuff. Some of the info found here is property of Zilog, like hardware docs, instruction sets, and some of the software available."

WZMicro - Affordable Quality Electronics

The Z-80 SBC

Combine The Z-80 SBC and SB8466 interface card, you will have a full embedded controlled system, you can use it in any project you can think of, it is only limit to your imagination! .

The SB8010 is a highly versatile SBC comprised of a Z-80 microprocessor, 4 general purpose 28 pin sockets for byte-wide ROM and/or RAM chips, a Z-80 CTC counter-timer, and a serial I/O port (UART) using Intel's 8251. A bootstrap option is provided for loading an operating system into main memory using an on-board PROM.

On-board memory can be mapped in various ways to match the memory chips selected. The mapping options are accomplished using a PROM. The user may install his won PROM if a different mapping is desired. However, the six mappings provided should satisfy most users.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Learn About Electronics - Eric Coates

Many pages, illustrations and Interactive demonstrations in Electronics. A new section on AC electronics, designed to teach the basics of AC Theory in 10 easy to learn modules. Individual topics too like capacitors, inductors, reactance, impedance, etc.

Learn About Electronics - Eric Coates
The Step-by-Step Lessons in Electricity and Magnetism is very simple and full of nice Explaining Pictures. This will work up your appetite to learn more about the Physics and Chemistry in Electronics.
  • Section 3.1 Electromagnetic Induction.
  • In section 2.1 Capacitors.
Eric Coates has 26 year practical career in electronics, and 17 years as a lecturer in vocational colleges in the UK.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Prototyping to prove a Design Concept

Before simulation in EDA tools. First stage of concept proof or design tweaks were made on BreadBoard, Stripboard or General Purpose PCB.

Even now it is used after simulation or directly. Many RF and Power electronics designs may have to be verified and modified on Pilot Production. Digital Designs and Software/Firmware checks don't need hardware prototypes, but need a proven framework to test it on.

Prototyping to prove a Design Concept

Hobby and Education learning must use breadboards alongside simulation, even though educational eda tools are used. Breadboard connects us with the reality, the way it is. Then you will even simulate better. Robotics and Developing Mechatronics Solutions may need prototyping and modifications many times over.

Soldering and Shiny joints are everything in electronics. One dry solder, a cut track, a solder bridge or splatter near the IC can make a card malfunction.

Thin copper tracks taking high currents, HV and LV circuit isolation, Ground loops, RF Antenna Effect, Ground Plane and Guard rings are just some things to know on Component to Component Connections, that make a huge difference.

In Design Notes of Soldermans Basic Electronics you will find my learning notes in electronics. How this learning happened ?

I had setup my Hobby Science/Electronics Lab when i was in School, In college i was helping others learn practical electronics. I worked in Product Design and Engineering Departments when i was Employed. During this time my Electronics Lab was a Free Training Center, sponsored by my own pay. Then i started my manufacturing firm.

delabs Technologies

More reading  - Luciani.org Breadboard Hints - John Luciani explains how to prototype a circuit to try out a concept.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Phoenix Science Experiments

Phoenix allows you to develop science experiments  by connecting  sensor / control elements to a computer and access them through software.

Phoenix Science Experiments

Phoenix depends heavily on Python language. The data acquisition, analysis and writing simulation programs to teach science and computation.

Different sensors elements can be interfaced and accessed by few lines of Pythoncode. Phoenix utilizes the power of personal computers for experiment control, data acquisition and its mathematical analysis.

Phoenix Science Experiments

PMDK is an easy-to-use, low cost micro-controller development system. The hardware consists of an ATmega16MCU, LCD display and regulated DC supply. All the I/O pins of the MCU are available on sockets.

The instrument is designed using locally available low cost components and the design is freely available for commercial production. Design supports hardware plug-in modules for expansion. Phoenix is developed using Free Software tools.

The serial and USB versions can be easily interfaced to a PC. They can also be programmed through the serial/USB ports after uploading a bootloader program to ATmega16.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Circuit Fantasia - Present and Invent Electronic Circuits

Circuit Fantasia - Present and Invent Electronic Circuits

This site presents a completely novel concept in electronics education as an alternative to the classical approach. Based on human imagination and intuition rather than formal reasoning, it is implemented as an interactive multimedia electronics product.

It is intended for students, teachers, hobbyists, inventors and for all those who do not make do with traditional formal explanations of electronic circuit phenomena. The product consists of tutorials, collections of circuits, basic principles and heuristic tools implemented by means of dynamic text, interactive step-by-step controlled animations, hyperlinks, hidden explanation buttons and sounds associated to the circuit operation. Created by Cyril Mechkov.