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Started Nov-30 by HWPeeler (HPeeler); 139 views.
HWPeeler (HPeeler)

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What stuff do you need for a classroom? I prefer a hands-on approach. Teaching basic circuits in theory is necessary. Building what you learn helps the theory make sense. Breadboards are good. A power source. Battery power is safe. Wall wart power is good. Current limiting is suggested. Keep it under 1 Watt for beginning classes. Multimeters with modified leads to go into the breadboard in handy.

List of suggested materials for beginning classes, series ands parallel circuits:

Cheap basic multipeter with modified leads.


Battery powered (9 V) or wall wart power supply. 9 V DC, 100 mA or so. Current limited.


Exercises fitting the power restraints given.

Calculator or computer with spreadsheet or calculator

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HWPeeler (HPeeler)

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After basic resistor series and parallel circuits consider adding other components.  LEDs, diodes, capacitors and such.

So far only DC circuits are dome. AC circuits require an AC source. A lw voltage, low power transformer. Rectifiers, oscilloscopes. Basic power supply design.

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HWPeeler (HPeeler)

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After basic power supplies comes voltage regulators. Transistor and Zener diode to start with. Then add current limiting. Followed by voltage regulator ICs.