SP.764 / SP.765 Practical Electronics

Fall 2004

Printed circuit board.
Printed circuit board with transistors, resistors and operational amplifiers. (Image courtesy of Sergey Lebedev and stock.xchng.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of labs and lecture notes. In addition, an image gallery is available.

Course Description

You can build a wide range of practical electronic devices if you understand a few basic electronics concepts and follow some simple rules. These devices include light-activated and sound-activated toys and appliances, remote controls, timers and clocks, and motorized devices.

The subject begins with an overview of the fundamental concepts, followed by a series of laboratory exercises that demonstrate the basic rules, and a final project.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Media player software, such as QuickTime® Player, RealOne™ Player, or Windows Media® Player, is required to run the .avi files found on this course site.

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Dr. James Bales

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
2 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate