Advanced Electronics Skills
Full course description
In this skills training, you learn how to bring the theoretical knowledge from the course Advanced Electronics and Sensor Technology into practice. The course is split into three, two-week long advanced- level projects covering the following topic areas: digital electronics for computing which covers the basics of binary number systems, Boolean algebra, and logic devices. You build a digital clock to provide an appreciation of how digital devices can perform different functions. A similar device will be built using the Arduino microcontroller to better understand how an integrated microcontroller can achieve the same functions of many discrete logic components and understand how microcontrollers can contribute to optimize the efficiency of industrial processes and thereby contribute to their sustainability. Analogue electronics with bioengineering applications in which you build an ECG generator and measurement unit using analogue components with the aim of better understanding analogue electronics and their potential applications in biomedical engineering. You gain a more detailed insight into the charging and discharging characteristics of biological and technological capacitors as well as understanding the function of amplifiers, filters and counters. Finally, you acquire hands-on experience with electrochemical impedance measurements and learn how this technology can be used for biosensor technology that can be used to monitor industrial processes and make them more sustainable by e.g. decreasing their impact on the environment my reducing waste production. You also learn how advanced electronics and sensors can be used to analyse re-used materials and screen them for defects. You work in small teams on a different project every two weeks.