Electricity and Electronics
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    Before diving into building electric circuits, lighting up LEDs, and creating food-serving robots, we must first understand the basics. So, what exactly is electricity? Electricity is the flow of…
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    An electronic circuit is a path for transmitting electric current supplied by an electric source. In order for a path to be a circuit, it must start and end at the source. The very name “circuit”…
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    Voltage is the amount of electrical potential energy between two points. It’s measured in Volts and represents the force that sends the electrons through a circuit’s conductive path and load. …
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    When we talk about the flow of electricity, we are specifically referring to current. Current is the rate at which electrons flow through a circuit. With a voltage applied to a circuit, the c…
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    We now understand that the driving force within a circuit is voltage, and the flow of electrons through a circuit is current. We will now look at the opposition of current within a circuit known as…
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    Electronic circuits involve the manipulation of voltages, currents, and resistances. Knowing how these three properties relate to each other is a foundational part of circuit design. These relation…
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    Light-Emitting Diodes are circuit components that turn electricity into light. They are a type of diode, which is a circuit component that only lets current flow in one direction. Also known a…
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    In a previous exercise, we applied Ohm’s law using a circuit with a single resistor as the load. In this lesson, we will look at a load that consists of two components: a resistor and an LED. ![Ci…
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    Awesome work! We’ve covered a lot regarding electricity and electronics! Let’s recap what we’ve learned so far: - Electronic circuits consist of 3 basic elements: An electric source, a load, and a…

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