March 03, 2019

Electricity - Getting Started

Getting Started with Electricity:

Before choosing a Digital Electronics Project, you should first familiarize yourself with the related technologies by taking the following steps:

1) Go to TinkerCad. Click on ‘Sign In’ (NOT ‘Join Now’). On sign in screen, choose “Sign In Using Social Providers” (below NEXT). Choose Sign In with Google. Sign in with your educbe email.

2) When you get to the TinkerCad Dashboard, choose “Circuits” on the left hand side and then “Try Circuits” and follow the tutorial screens.

ONCE you are familiar with TinkerCad Circuits, you will now create the following circuits using a Breadboard, LEDs, pushbuttons and resistors, and a battery IN TINKERCAD:

Circuit 1) Build a circuit on a breadboard which includes a resistor, LED, small pushbutton. When you press the button, the light should go on.

Circuit 2) Build a circuit on a breadboard which includes a resistor, 2 LEDs, and small pushbutton. When you press the button, the lights should go on. The LEDs must be IN SERIES.

Circuit 3) Build a circuit on a breadboard which includes a resistor, 2 LEDs, and small pushbutton. When you press the button, the lights should go on. The LEDs must be IN PARALLEL.

ONCE YOU ARE DONE THE ABOVE ON TINKERCAD, show Mr. Hogg and then get ACTUAL (not virtual) LEDs, Batteries, Breadboard, etc. and build them on the physical breadboard.

FILL OUT THE BREADBOARD SHEET AS YOU WORK. Make sure the resistor you have is 500 ohms or less!

Circuit Symbols

Series Circuit:

Electronics Resources

How to Use a Breadboard

LED Info

How to read a Resistor

Breadboard LED Circuit