Arduino based electronics workshops (labs) An introduction to electronics for small budgets.


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Arduino based electronics workshops (labs) An introduction to electronics for small budgets.

© 2017 Novalink International LLC. All rights reserved. ISBN-13:978-0-9896278-6-3

About the Book

The first part gets students started with Arduino while introducing basics principles of digital systems (Analog to digital converter, binary system, PWM mode, serial data communication, using sensors, voltage dividers ..).

The second part visits transistors and diodes.

The third part is an introduction to logic gates and logic circuits. We visit gates, S-R latch, flip-flops, binary counter, shift-registers. Arduino is used as a protoboard to provide LOW and HIGH.

The last two parts cover some basics configurations of op-amp as well as some AC electronics.

About the Author

Dr. Veronique Lankar
Dr. Veronique Lankar

Dr. Veronique Lankar

Table of Contents

Part I: getting started with Arduino – some bitwise operations

1) Architecture of a microcontroller. Arduino Uno hardware characteristics (clock signal, memories, voltage regulators.. )

The IDE of Arduino. Simple circuit with a LED. Blinking LED

2) Variable resistance: 10K pot and photocell. Voltage divider with a 10K pot and photocell.

Binay values. Analog world to digital world . Controlling the ADC (analog digital converter) of the Arduino.

Example of a simple set up: linear temperature sensor TMP36

3) Digital to analog with Arduino. PWM frequency and duty cycle. Using the oscilloscope.

Simple circuits a piezo buzzer. Example with a LED-RGB

4) Storing data (1 byte variable) in the built-in EEPROM. Bitwise operations. Hexadecimal system.

The I2C (2 Wire Serial Communication) protocol to communicate with an external 64Kbytes EEPROM

Part II: Some basics electronics components: diodes, capacitors, transistors

5) Diodes. Zener diode and circuits with diodes

6) IV curve of a diode

7) BJT transistor as a switch and as an amplifier of current. Transistor with a motor

8) IV curve of a BJT. BJT to ampligy a small signal. The load line

9) BJT and N-MOSFET as a NON gate. MOSFET to control a motor

Part III: digital gates, shift register , SR latch, flip flop, 7 LED segments

10) Digital gates and the TTL logic gate family. NOT, AND , NAND, NOT, OR gates. The universal NAND gate

1) SR latch with NOR. D-data flip flop positive edge trigger and introduction to shift register.

JK flip flop and a binary counter. Frequency divider

12) Shift register with Arduino. Binary counter. 7 segments LED

Part IV : op amps

13) set-ups with op-amps. Comparator, integrator/differentiator, inverting amplifier, buffer, summing amplifier

part V: AC analysis

14) Half-wave rectifier. Bridge rectifier (full-wave rectifier). AC to DC with center tapped transformer 450mA 120V AC to 12VAC.

voltage regulator

15) 2nd order active filters with an op-amp

Appendix A: The IDE – common functions, basic C commands , bitwise operations , operators …

Appendix B and appendix C: The hardware – Characteristics of Arduino Uno R3

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