A course that’s all about digital logic, digital circuits, and the design and creation of circuits that can solve real problems
Unit 1: Circuit Theory
Due: September 2, 2022
An introduction to Digital Electronics ideas, and the concepts behind the creation of basic digital circuits.
Unit 2: AOI Design
Due: September 23, 2022
The use of the “And, Or, and Inverter” (AOI) logic to design and create working digital circuits!
Unit 3: NAND/NOR Design
Due: October 14, 2022
The use of the “NAND” and “NOR” logic gates to build and simplify larger digital circuits using a cool application of abstract algebra!
Unit 4: Displays
Due: November 4, 2022
How 7-segment displays of different kinds can be controlled in a digital circuit and used to share and organize information.
Unit 5: The Birthday Problem
Due: November 23, 2022
Here we bring all the ideas of AOI/NAND/NOR logic together with displays to make a birthday counter!
Unit 6: Individual Mini-Projects
Due: December 16, 2022
We wrap up the semester with a chance to use our knowledge of digital electronics to build our own personal projects!
Unit 7: Digital Logic
Due: January 20, 2023
Use more complex digital structures to build a cool digital circuit for counting. It’s not as easy as it sounds!
Unit 8: Flip Flops & Counters
Due: February 17, 2023
This unit is all about an IC chip called a “Flip Flop” and how it can be used to save single bits of information and make counters.
Unit 9: Synchronous Counters
Due: March 10, 2023
Here we learn more about different kinds of counters and how we can combine large single-task circuits into even larger ones
Unit 10: State Machines
Due: April 7, 2023
Next we get to learn how digital circuits are used to control physical machines as we build a few devices that run on digital circuits.
Unit 11: Microcontrollers
Due: April 28, 2023
For those that haven’t seen them, this unit gives us an introduction to microntrollers like the Arduino!
Unit 12: Individual Projects
Due: May 12, 2023
Here you get the chance to apply everything you’ve learned about engineering to plan, design, and build your own project!