Computer Engineering Reflection
Circuit building using breadboards
What I did?
- Logic Probe
- 555 Timer
- Transistors Lab
What did I learn
Don't try to make your circuit look like the schematic- At the beginning of this unit when I was trying to build my own circuit I was trying to make my circuit look exactly the schematic that was given. This is not a smart idea because most likely your circuit won't work and it will take up too much space on the breadboard.
Work carefully and check off every step you finish- When building circuits on breadboards it is really important you highlight every connection you put in and every step you finish. This will make it easier for you to connect things in the proper spaces and help you make fewer mistakes.
Take your time and do not rush-Before the march break I was really stressed out about the projects and I only managed to finish two out of the three projects. And the last one is a really long project so I was not close to finishing. But when the march break came I was calmer than I before took my time and managed to finish off that part of the project.
I also learned about and how to use breadboards and basic computer engineering components such as resistors, LEDs, transistors etc.
What did I enjoy?
What I would do differently
If I were to do this whole unit all over again I would keep some very important key things in mind.
- Don't just take pictures of notes, write them down neatly
- Print out a physical schematic
- Pay very close attention on how a breadboard works