An Introduction to Electronics

This popular course teaches students soldering skills, the concept of an electrical circuit
and the functions of resistors and diodes. The course has been imaginatively designed by
senior citizen Prof. Geoff Jowett and makes use of cheaply available and recycled materials
and components to build a small workstation and construct several items with 5 Star Kid-appeal!

The Electronics Club

Learn how to solder.

Find out how to identify components.

Untangle colour-coded resistor values.

Learn the circuit symbols.

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Blobz Electronics

A hands-on, interactive guide to all the terms and symbols

you will use in the Electronics Course.

There are 5 sections to explore:

  1. What makes a circuit work
  2. Conductors and insulators
  3. All about switches
  4. Changing circuits
  5. Circuit diagrams

Session 1

Students assembled an electronic burglar-proof notebook based on a recycled musical birthday card
and practised their new soldering skills ready for building their workstation next week.

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Session 2

Students continued to refine their soldering skills by wiring and soldering their initials on the base
of their workstations. They also wired up and soldered three crocodile clip connections, ready for
mounting on small tin can containers to be used for holding tools and components.

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Session 3

Students mounted and soldered their crocodile clips onto their cans and a third clip onto the lid.
The three clips will act as extra hands as well as circuit connectors for constructing and operating
the first project: a steady-hand circuit game with a racing car attached! The tins were completed
by colour-coding them with insulation tape - reflecting the concept used to identify resistors.

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