InstructorSagar Sapkota
TypeOnsite Course
DateSep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017
Time10:00AM-4:00PM
Place27 Stewart Avenue, Blacktown, NSW, 2148
Seat1/6
Price$150.00$100.00
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Learn the basics of electronics- Build a dark sensor, NE555 timer circuits, a digital object counter and an FM transmitter

This is a basic electronics course for absolute beginners and hobbyists. If you are interested in making some basic electronic projects for your personal use, then, this can be the right course for you. The course is suitable for children and adults. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to build a dark sensor, a heat sensor, an LED blinker using NE555, a digital object counter and an FM transmitter.

While building these projects, you will learn the basic electronics theories, basic electronic components, making simple projects on a breadboard and soldering DIY Kits.

The workshop covers how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can be applied in any electronic project. 

You will learn how to use an LED, diode, transistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, seven segment display, soldering iron, etc.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop students will:

  • Build their own 2 digit digital object counter and Infrared transmitter kit
  • Build an FM transmitter
  • Build NE555 timer based blinker and dark sensor on a breadboard
  • Be able to build simple projects on a breadboard
  • Be able to solder various kinds of DIY electronic kits
  • Identify and use basic electronic components, like resistors, capacitors, transistors, ICs, diodes, switches, etc.
  • Be able to use a basic multimeter
  • Get electronic components for other projects.
  • Take away all the built projects

Demonstration of several projects: We will demonstrate several projects that are similar to the projects that we build during the workshop. That will give you the knowledge about modifications and playing with your own ideas. You will learn how you can modify or add functionality to a project.  For example, we will make an LED chaser circuit in the workshop, but we will show different types of LED chaser circuits that can be made from the knowledge of a simple LED chaser.

Course topics : 

  • Basic electronic theories
  • Resistor color code and capacitor code
  • Making projects on a breadboard
  • Basic through hole soldering
  • Build a 2 digit Digital Object Counter
  • Build an Infrared transmitter using NE555
  • Build FM transmitter
  • How to use a multimeter 
  • Resources for electronics

Projects during the workshop 

1. Dark sensor / Light sensor and Heat sensor – Breadboard project

In this project, you will build a simple light/dark sensor and a heat sensor on a breadboard. The objective of this experiment is to learn how to use a breadboard. Students will take away all the components required to build this project.

2. Astable and monostable mode of NE555- Breadboard project

In this project, you will build a simple touch switch and an LED blinker. The object of this experiment is to understand NE555 timer IC and learn how to use a breadboard. We will modify the project to build a sound generator and an infrared transmitter. Students will take away all the components required to build this project.

3. 2 Digit digital object counter- Soldering project

In this project, you will build a simple 2 digit digital object counter. Students will take away the soldered kit.

4. FM transmitter- Soldering project

In this project, you will build a simple FM transmitter circuit. Students will take away the soldered kit.

Components package: What will the students take away ?

  • All the components required to build dark/light sensor, NE555 based projects, 2 digit digital object counter and FM transmitter
  • All the built projects.
  • 1 x Half-size Breadboard
  • 1 x Wires set
  • 1 x Battery holder
  • 1 x LED set
  • 1 x Resistors set
  • 1 x Capacitors set
  • 1 x Practice circuits paper- the paper will have 10+ simple projects to test.

NOTE: Students won’t take away the multimeter and the soldering station. 

Section 1Introduction
Lecture 1How to use a breadboard
Lecture 2About basic electronic components
Lecture 3Dark/Light SensorFree Preview

At the end of the project, you will build a simple dark/light sensor circuit, that will have output similar to the following project:

At the end of the project you will modify it to build a simple heat sensor.

The students will take away all the components required to build this project.

Lecture 4Heat Sensor
Lecture 5NE555 timer astable and monostable modesFree Preview

NE555 timer operates in monostable, astable and bistable modes. In this workshop, you will learn how NE555 works in different modes. The following example shows how it works in astable mode.


At the end of this project, we will modify it to make an infrared transmiter and sound generator.

The students will take away all the components required to build this project.

Lecture 6Sound generator
Lecture 7Infrared transmitter
Section 2How to use a multimeter
Lecture 8How to learn about components
Lecture 9How to test electronic components
Lecture 10How to debug a project
Section 3How to use a soldering iron safely
Lecture 11Build a digital object counterFree Preview

We will help you build this:

This is a simple 2 digit digital object counter. You can count objects with this kit.

Lecture 12Build an Infrared transmitter
Lecture 13Build an FM transmitterFree Preview

This is one of our best selling DIY kits. This is a simple FM transmitter, you can transmit audio from a phone or ipod and voice with this kit to a FM radio.

Section 4Continuing electronics
Lecture 14Learn how to build any DIY kit
Lecture 15Learn how to plan a project
Section 5Resources
Lecture 16Resources for learning electronics
Lecture 17Websites for learning electronics
Section 6Special support- After the course hours- Optional
Lecture 18Analyzing and planning your basic electronic project
Lecture 19Soldering your DIY kit

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