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Lab Experience for Circuits Classes in a Simplified Lab EnvironmentCircuit theory is an essential class for EET/CET/EE students and it needs various labs to allowstudents to obtain hands-on experience. In order to provide this hands-on experience, traditionallabs for circuit theory require a significant measuring and signal-generating devices, such aspower supplies, multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, etc. However, students whowant to do labs/projects in their own time are restricted due to the significant cost of theequipment. Furthermore, students who are enrolled in distance learning classes struggle to havethe hands-on experience because of location problems. Hence, as a pilot study, this paperintroduces a way to handle labs for circuits classes with a simplified lab environment, which canbe located virtually anywhere. This paper uses a Digilent Electronics Explorer board with theWaveForms software, which is set up as a virtual, simplified lab environment. The single boardincludes various devices used in traditional analog/digital classes such as power supplies,function generators, oscilloscopes, logic analyzer, multimeters, etc. As a pilot study, this paperintroduces some experiences in the simplified lab environment.
Talarico, C., & Koh, M., & Rodriguez-Marek, E. (2011, June), Lab Experience for Circuits Classes in a Simplified Lab Environment Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18624
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