Inexpensive robots used to teach dc circuits and electronics

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This article describes inexpensive, autonomous robots, built without microprocessors, used in a college-level introductory physics laboratory course to motivate student learning of dc circuits.Detailed circuit descriptions are provided as well as a week-by-week course plan that can guide students from elementary dc circuits, through Kirchhoff's laws, and into simple analog integrated circuits with the motivational incentive of building an autonomous robot that can compete with others in a public arena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-340
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Inexpensive robots used to teach dc circuits and electronics. / Sidebottom, David L.

In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 85, No. 5, 01.05.2017, p. 333-340.

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