This course will show you how to use your SeeBlocks Kit1 and how to take measurements using a Multimeter. You will be guided to build your first working circuit. This course does not go into the theory of electricity - the follow-up courses will do that for example EE Fundamentals.
In this course, you will take your first step towards analysing an electronic circuit with Kirchoff's Laws. You will also learn about a few more common electronic components that are widely used in almost every electronic device. You will learn about:
- Kirchoff's Laws
- Capacitors and the property of Capacitance
- Switches & Relays
Invented in the 1950s, semiconductor devices are the latecomers to the field of Electrical- and Electronic Engineering, but they have become the heart of almost every electronic circuit - from your home alarm to the most powerful supercomputers.
Up to now, you have learned how to harness the power of electricity (electron flow). However, electricity and magnetism goes hand-in-hand and together are known as Electro-Magnetism.
Magnetism refers to physical phenomena arising from the force caused by magnets, objects that produce fields that attract or repel other objects.
Every time you use electricity to create movement, whether it is pumping water, using a vacuum cleaner to clean a carpet or driving in an electric car, you are harnessing the power of Electro-Magnetism. This course will teach you how it works.
Radio Frequency, or RF for short, is the backbone of our modern "connected society". From the first telegraph developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse, the father of Morse Code, to today's smartphones - they all rely on RF to function.
RF is a field in which you can do a PhD degree and still not know everything, but in this course you will learn the basic principles of RF and electronic wireless communication.
In this course you will learn the practical soldering skills you will need as an Electronics Engineer or Technician to build or repair circuits. You build your first working circuit during the course.
- Teacher: Mardine Kok