The Binary-Coded Decimal
By John Casey, Terry Bartelt
Learners are introduced to the binary-coded decimal, a common way of encoding decimal digits in computing and electronic systems. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Opens and Shorts in a Parallel Circuit
By Terry Bartelt
Learners examine the changes in current and voltage values in a parallel circuit when open and short conditions develop. Ohm's Law calculations are shown, and a brief quiz completes the activity.
Designing a Ladder Diagram
In this animated object, learners examine the design of a ladder circuit that provides manual control to a water pumping system. Students also study modifications to the circuit as the complexity of the system increases.
The Generation of Alternating Current
This learning object describes the production of an alternating current in a generator with a single-loop armature. An illustration of how a sine wave is produced is shown through animation.
The Purge Level Measurement Method
In this animated object, learners examine how the purge pressure system is used to measure levels of material. A brief quiz completes the activity.
How Adding Parallel Branches Decreases Total Resistance
In this animated object, learners follow an analogy of water flowing through pipes and valves to see how resistance decreases in a parallel circuit as branches are added.
Methods of Producing Electricity
In this learning activity you'll review the six different ways in which electricity is produced: chemical, friction, heat, light, magnetism, and pressure.
The Multiplication of Force by a Hydraulic System
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine a depiction of how force is multiplied by a larger cylinder when pressure from a pump is applied to a smaller cylinder. A short quiz completes the activity.
Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Tuning Calculations
Learners study the mathematical calculations used to determine the proper PID values to be entered into a controller using the Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve.
Digital Terrain Model: Extrapolation of Elevations
By Steve Whitmoyer
Students read how to determine the elevation of an alignment or cross section where it crosses the TIN.
Designing a Cylinder Dwell Circuit
This animated lesson shows how a ladder circuit uses timer-on delays to cause an extrusion machine to operate.
Selecting a Proper Single Phase Transformer
By Gary Lindell, Terry Bartelt
Students follow the steps that are required to select a transformer with the proper ratings. Voltage, frequency, current, and KVA are considered.
Introduction to Class 2 Levers
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
In this interactive object, students view an animated depiction of Class 2 levers. A matching quiz completes the activity.
The Electrostatic Charge of a Capacitor
In this animated activity, learners examine the conversion of electrical energy into an electrostatic charge within the dielectric material of a capacitor.
Transfer Functions: The RC Low Pass Filter
By Patrick Hoppe
Students read how the transfer function for a RC low pass filter is developed. The transfer function is used in Excel to graph the Vout. The circuit is also simulated in Electronic WorkBench and the resulting Bode plot is compared to the graph from Excel.
Analog Position Control
In this animated object, learners examine an analog closed-loop feedback system that uses potentiometers to control the position of a gear rack.
Proper Meter Placement
In this learning activity you'll read the steps for proper meter placement for the measurement of resistance, voltage, and current.
By Glenn Sokolowski
Learners examine pictorial drawings used in engineering including sectioned and exploded drawings. A sketching quiz is provided to help the learner create simple pictorial sketches by using orthographic views and an isometric template.
Determining Hydraulic Cylinder Size
Students read how to calculate the size of a hydraulic cylinder that is required for a particular application. Mathematical formulas are provided.
Fundamentals of a DC Motor
Learners study the interaction between the conductors of the stator and the armature inside a DC motor, which causes the shaft to rotate. A short quiz completes the activity.
Oscilloscope Phase Shift Measurements (Screencast)
In this animated lesson, learners follow the steps required to read the phase shift difference in degrees between two AC waveforms.
Electrical Switches & Pushbuttons
In this learning activity you'll review the operation and schematic symbols of various types of switches and push buttons used for electronic circuits.
In this animated activity, learners examine how an electronic converter changes digital signals to analog signals. Sections of a synthesizer are identified, and the operation of a D/A converter is demonstrated.
Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Calculations
Learners examine the formulas that are used to determine the proper PID values to be entered into a controller using the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method.
Excel: Locking Cell References
Students read how to lock a cell that is being referenced in a formula so that it does not automatically show an increment when the formula is copied.