Electrical Engineering
“Electrical Engineers: More frequency, less resistance."
–MIT wall
Date 
Topics 
Assignments 
T 11/5 A W 11/6 F 
Debrief
on UCD project 

W 11/6 A Th 11/7 F 
Intro
to electronics: batteries, resistors,
LEDs V
= IR, P = IV 

Th 11/7 A F 11/8 F 
Read
the resistor color code 

F 11/8 A T 11/12 F 
Build your first
program with the Basic Stamp microcontroller Understand
positive, negative, and current direction Use the Board of
Education breadboard area 

T 11/12 A W 11/13 F 
Create simple
circuits with programs controlling their operation L1: Draw circuits with TinyCAD 

Th 11/14 
Work
on lab 

F 11/15 
Finish
lab 

M 11/18 A T 11/19 F 
Handle input
signals with program 

T 11/19 A W 11/20 F 
Work on lab 

W 11/20 A Th 11/21 F 
Work on lab 

Th 11/21 A F 11/22 F 
Finish lab 

F 11/22 A M 11/25 F 
Describe
potentiometers and capacitors Use RC timing
circuits for measuring resistance 

T 11/26 
Work
on lab 

W 11/27 20 min 
Work on lab 

T 12/3 A W 12/4 F 
Work on lab 

W 12/4 A Th 12/5 F 
Finish
lab 

Th 12/5 A F 12/6 F 
Introduce
"Instrument" Project Use
phototransistor, piezo speaker, and 7segment LED
display 

F 12/6 – T 12/17 A M 129 – W 12/18 F 
Work
on project 

W 12/18 A Th 12/19 F 
Kick off Midyear Projects 

Th 12/18 A 
(Free block – Field
trip on drop day) 

F 12/19 
Olin Expo Day field trip! 


Enjoy the break 

Th 1/2  F 1/3 
Midyear Project
work day 

M 1/6 A T 1/7 F 


T 1/7 A W 1/8 F 
EE Quiz 

More Resources for this Unit…
“What’s
a Microcontroller” (WAM) Student Guide – latest version from Parallax
Basic
Stamp Editor download – latest version from Parallax
PBasic documentation:
web link and .pdf download
TinyCAD
Download – from SourceForge
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