ET-410: Electronic Project Laboratory

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ET-410 Electronic Project Laboratory

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class-laboratory hours

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): TECH 100

Co-requisites (if any): ET 230

Course Description in college catalog:

A practical course exposing the student to the design, fabrication, assembly and trouble-shooting techniques associated with the manufacture and servicing of consumer electronic products. Working individually, students construct finished products employing Computer Aided Design software, the departmental printed circuit fabrication facility, small tools and test equipment.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Produce printed circuit board layouts using CAD software and create professional level analog circuit boards.
  • assembly and test the Adjustable power supply. They will verify that the power supply is functioning correctly by evaluating the circuit
  • build and test the Picaxe AXE092 printed circuit board. Power will be applied to the Picaxe and proper operation will be verified. Student will download and run various test programs.
  • write a short essay about the technical ethical issues according a movie shown in class.

Program-specific outcomes

ABET Criterion 3 Student Outcomes addressed by ET-410:

Student Outcome (2) - an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;

  • Performance Indicator ETCT2-2 Produce printed circuit board layouts and circuit boards using application software.
  • Performance Indicator ETCT2-4 Utilize fabrication, assembly and troubleshooting techniques associated with the manufacture and maintenance of electronics and computer systems.

Student Outcome (4) - an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results;

  • Performance Indicator ETCT4-2 Effectively utilize instrumentation equipment and measurement techniques to test and validate the operation of electronic circuits and systems.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

ET 410 Lecture and Lab Topics- Table of Week Numbers and Lecture-Lab Course Topics:

Course objectives/expected student learning outcomes
Week Lecture Topics
1 Lecture and Lab 1: Introduction to Multisim.
2, 3, 4, 5 Power, Diodes, Transistors, Capacitors, Electronic Ckts.
3 Lecture and Lab 2:
  • PCB Schematic and Simulation
  • PCB Layout
  • PC Board Manufacturing Demonstration, Power Supply Fabrication and testing. Comparison of predicted vs. actual values.
6 Lecture and Writing Assignment: Ethics Video and Discussion
7, 8, 9, 10 Lecture and Lab 3:
  • Introduction to Microcontrollers. PicAxe PC Board construction and board level testing; Introduction to Basic Language Programming. PicAxe Simulation. Writing and debugging your first program
  • Interfacing to the on board devices: LED’s, CDS Photocell and switch. Using PWM to dim the display based on ambient lighting. Writing and testing the programs
  • Interfacing to the LM34 Analog Temperature Sensor. Displaying temperature using the on-board LED’s.
11 Lecture and Lab 4: Building and testing the output display subsystem. Using the oscilloscope to display signals and troubleshoot. Displaying temperature using the display subsystem.
12 Lecture and Lab 5: Interfacing to the DS12B20 Digital temperature sensor. Writing and testing the program. Term project assigned
13 Lecture: Advanced features including interrupts and multitasking.
14 Term Project

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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