The first simple task we were given, was to design designs switches that would count to 3 in binary.
This was a fairly simple challenge and didn't take very long to complete. This was the final answer key to the problem.
This was my first attempt at making it. One thing the program disliked was how the energy went into outputs. In real life this is very easy to fix, but even
without that, this circuit didn't work.
This was my second attempt that worked perfectly.
This works becuase the top is connected to the top OR Gate, the middle one is connected to the bottom OR Gate, and the third one is connected to both OR Gates.
How you might me wondering about all these different symbols in the pictures of the circuits. Most of the symbols are logic gates. The output of the gate
depends on what is input into the gate.
The AND Gate is a logic gate is a logic gate that requires both inputs to be on, for the output to be on also.
The OR Gate is also a logic gate that requires at least one input to be on for the output to be On.
The Pulse Generator is actually called Variable Rate Wave Square Clock. It flickers on and off sending on pulses repeatedly.
The next thing we did that was related to circuitry was soldering. This is the process of melting solder onto another piece of metal, or board. You take the hot iron and
and heat the area where you will apply the solder. Then you touch the solder to the iron, and Ta-Da. I have had previous soldering experience so the job was fairly quick. This is what we made.
(Picutres are upside down due to camera angle.)
The other thing we did related to circuits was bread boarding. This used a small board, and we hook up a battery to it. From there we made different types of logic gates.
We made an AND Gate, and a OR Gate. The OR Gate was way more confusing then the AND Gate, because of the amount of wires used. My group forgot to take a picture of the final gate, we do have some pictures though.