By Terry Bartelt
In this animated object, learners examine how various types of positive and non-positive displacement hydraulic pumps work.
By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider
Learners view an animation of a counterbalance valve in operation and examine the valve’s internal structure.
Hydraulic Brake Valves
The operation of a hydraulic brake valve, including the internal components, is presented using animations.
In this animated object, learners examine different types of pneumatic actuators, cylinders, and motors.
Armature Action of AC Motors
In this animated object, learners study the rotation of the magnetic stator field of an AC motor and how it interacts with the armature to cause rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
Capacitive Proximity Sensors
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a capacitive proximity sensor. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Waveforms of an SCR Circuit
Learners view waveforms at various locations of an SCR circuit controlling the intensity a light bulb. The waveforms are shown when the light is dim, at medium brightness, and at full brightness. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Differentiator Op Amp
In this animated object, learners examine the circuit configuration and operation of a differentiator operational amplifier. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Zener Diode Voltage Regulation
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine how changes in applied voltage affect the current and voltages in a zener diode voltage regulation circuit. A short assessment completes the activity.
The 555 Astable Multivibrator
Learners observe the animated operation of an astable mulivibrator using a 555 IC (integrated circuit) chip and external components.
Voltage Drops in a Series Circuit
Students study the concept that the voltage drop across a series circuit resistor is proportional to its resistance. They then complete a brief quiz.
Analyze a Part Drawing
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, learners answer 25 questions regarding part or assembly drawings. The basic areas of blueprint reading are covered.
Ladder Logic Schematic Symbol Flashcards
By John Rosz, Terry Fleischman
This interactive object is designed to help learners memorize the schematic symbols used in ladder logic diagrams. Learners quiz themselves using electronic flashcards.
Series RL Circuit Vector and Circuit Analyzer
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
Learners alter circuit variables and view how these changes affect circuit voltage, current, reactance, impedance, and phase angle.
Electrical Opens and Shorts
By Terry Bartelt, David Schwid
In this animated activity, learners examine the difference between opens and shorts in an electrical circuit. A brief quiz completes the object.
What Is Torque?
Learners read a description of torque and study the factors that cause its magnitude to change. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Ohm's Law: Current
By Tim Tewalt, Patrick Hoppe
Learners study animated rheostat settings that show how current flow is inversely proportional to resistance. Ten review questions complete the learning object.
Gear Ratio Concepts
By James Bourassa
In this animated object, learners examine the concept of gear ratios. The number of teeth, diameters, and velocity relationships are discussed and calculated using linear ratio equations. A quiz completes the activity.
The Zener Diode
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a zener diode in the forward and reverse bias conditions. A quiz completes the activity.
Inductive Proximity Sensors
Learners examine the operation of an inductive proximity sensor in this animated object. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Inverting Op Amp
In this interactive object, learners examine the operation of an inverting operational amplifier through formulas, tables, and animated illustrations. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Internal Elements of a 555 Timer
In this highly interactive object, learners examine the internal elements of a 555 IC and their operation. Learners then test their knowledge in a variety of exercises.
An Impedance Matching Application
Learners consider why an impedance matching transformer is needed to connect an antenna to a television.
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.
Kirchhoff's Current Law - Parallel Circuits
By Patrick Hoppe
In this learning activity you'll explore Kirchhoff's Current Law and view examples of its application.