The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide
Setting up your electronics lab at home can be a daunting. This course will help you navigate through the maze of options.
This course is designed to help you setup your own electronics lab.
If you are starting your adventures in electronics, and you are not looking to setup a professional electronics lab, then this course is perfect for you.
A lab is a place at your home that you have specifically organised in a way that promotes your enjoyment of working with electronics.
It is where your tools, components and instruments are.
It is where you do your circuit experiments and the bulk of your learning.
There are significant differences between professional and hobbyist electronics labs. That's because the amateur electronics lab is far more restricted in every respect to the lab of a professional.
If you are a hobbyist, using a spare room or your bedroom as your electronics lab, then this course will help you make the most of it.
This course complements the other electroinics / Arduino courses I'm currently taking. I'm very pleased with the format and information contained in the curriculum. Great course and instructor!
In this course, I will discuss the basic features of an amateur electronics lab by showing you how I have organised mine.
I have most of the restrictions of an amateur, and with the exception of a few of the items in my kit, my lab is purely an amateur lab.
In each lecture, I present a specific topic and in most cases I demonstrate the use of a tool or instrument.
Very clear explanations of what is useful on a hobby electronics bench. Exactly what it is supposed to do.
Through these demos, I wish to help you gain a working understanding of what these items are designed for.
You will not become an expert, but you will know enough to know when you need one.
I am always available to discuss any of the topics I present in this course, so please feel free to ask using the course's discussion tool.
Dr. Peter Dalmaris is a fantastic instructor. I have all his courses, each one is extremely well laid out and all his explanations are easy to understand. Thank you for you time and knowledge. Respectfully Donald Page CEM
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Introduction: The electronics maker lab
My electronics workbench
The parts shown in this course
Wires, screwdrivers, tweezers, breadboards
Wire strippers, cutters, helping hands
Battery packs, batteries, chargers
Walled power supplies
Bench power supply
The rotary tool
A better way to open a hole in a plastic box and attach a toggle switch
The hot glue gun
The hand reamer
Multimeter demo: DC measurement
Multimeter demo: AC measurement
Decoding I2C with the oscilloscope
The function generator
Function generator, a demo testing a simple filter
Soldering and wiring
Soldering through-hole components demo
Through-hole components desoldering gun
Soldering surface-mount components demo
SMD hot air reworking tool
Demo of iCircuit
Electronic design automation with Kicad
How to read a datasheet
As a complete beginner looking for where best to start,'m finding this course invaluable. It's both comprehensive and delves into enough detail before moving to the next point. I'm learning a lot and appreciated being able to refer back to a topic at a later time.
This course instructor is Peter Dalmaris, PhD.
Peter has created over 20 other courses on technology education.
He is the author of Maker Education Revolution, a book on how making is changing the way we learn and teach.
He is also the host of Stemiverse, a podcast in which he discusses education and STEM with the shakers and movers of technology and science education from around the world.
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