By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
The learner will understand how to correctly wire a three-wire sinking and sourcing sensor.
Boolean Theorems (Multivariable)
By Patrick Hoppe
Students read the multivariable theorems and view the graphic depictions of the Boolean expressions.
Cascading Magnitude Comparators
By Terry Bartelt
Learners read an explanation of how to connect two 7485 ICs to compare binary numbers by creating an 8-bit comparator. Diagrams and charts are presented.
Fan-Out: Determining the Load Drive Capability of an IC
Students follow steps to determine the number of inputs that can be driven by a specific IC. A sample problem is given.
Pulse Train Fundamentals
Learners examine the fundamentals of a pulse train. Concepts such as time on, time off, duty cycle, period, and frequency are covered.
In this learning activity you'll review the operation of a NOR gate by using a truth table, a Boolean Algebra equation, a switch analogy, and a written statement.
Logic Probe Troubleshooting
In this animated object, learners follow a process for troubleshooting digital integrated circuits on a printed circuit board using a logic probe.
Steel Rules Test
By Kelly Curran
In this learning activity you'll test your knowledge of the different types of steel rules as well as how to use and read them correctly.
Print Reading: Three-Step Block
Learners test their ability to visualize a three-step block in this interactive exercise that features animated pictorial views.
Darex Model SP2000 Drill Sharpening Machine
By Mike Cattelino
Learners view step-by-step instructions for how to set up and sharpen a drill bit in the Darex drill grinder, model SP2000.
The Absolute Rotary Encoder
The learner will gain an understanding of robot motion control by comprehending the fundamentals of the encoder.
Problem Solving - Describing the Problem
By Mitch Vesaas
The learner will understand how to measure a problem over time by using a common run chart to visualize the gap between past performance and future goals.
Visual Logic Basic Programming: Using Flow Charts
By Jason Vosters
In this learning activity you'll understand what flow charts are and how they're used to create computer programs.
Clock Pulse Triggering of Flip-Flops
This learning object shows the symbols used to represent the type of pulse required at the clock input to activate flip-flops.
The 7493 IC Binary Counter
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine the construction of a 7493 IC as mod-2 and mod-8 up-counters. They view how this binary counter can be modified to operate at different modulus counts. A quiz completes the activity.
Pulse Train Fundamentals: Practice Problem #1
In this interactive object, learners determine the pulse width, period, duty cycle, and frequency of a waveform.
Calculating Blank Size for Rolled Sheet Metal
By Dave Hoffman
In this interactive object, students read how to calculate the blank size for cylinders in a three-roll pinch roller. A calculator is required for the brief quiz that completes the activity.
By Barbara Anderegg
After a brief review, the student solves five practical shop problems using right angle trigonometry.
General Shop Safety - Safety Rules
This document provides a list of shop safety rules.
General Machine Safety Considerations
This text document lists 27 safety items to consider in a machine shop.
Cutting Tapers using the Taper Attachment
This video will show you how to setup and cut a taper using a taper attachment.
Serial-In Serial-Out Shift Register
In this animated activity, students view the operation of a 4-bit serial-in serial-out register. A brief quiz completes the learning object.
Building a Binary Counter with a JK Flip-Flop
In this animated activity, learners examine the construction of a binary counter using a JK flip-flop. The ability of the JK flip-flop to "toggle" Q is also viewed.
The Care and Use of a Caliper
By Phil Peters
The learner examines the four different ways that a caliber can be used to measure dimensions and distances.
Optical Comparator: Starrett HB 400 Edge Detector Quiz
The learner tests his/her ability to set up the optical comparator edge detector using a virtual simulation of the machine.