TeacherDorian McIntire is an Electrical Engineer and Professional Engineer (PE) with over 30 years experience in electricity and electronics. He teaches General Engineering Technology (GET) courses including: electronics, PLCs, motor controls, robotics,... View Profile
- Total Time 58 min
- Lessons 9
- Attachments 9
- Exercises 20
9 Lessons in This Course
2 minFREEEngineering lesson 1Free2 CQ
In this lesson, Dorian McIntire demonstrates a simple light and dark detector by activating an LED to illustrate the voltage divider principle.
7 minEngineering lesson 24 CQ
Now that you know how an LED can be turned on or off using a photocell, learn how to calculate the correct resistor values for a light and dark detector.
10 minEngineering lesson 36 CQ
In this lesson, electrical engineer Dorian McIntire walks through sinking and sourcing cards, as well as an introduction to PLC interfacing.
9 minEngineering lesson 45 CQ
Now that you know about interfacing requirements for PNP and NPN sensors, it's time to see how to plan and connect the sensors to a PLC input card.
5 minEngineering lesson 53 CQ
In this lesson, electrical engineer Dorian McIntire demonstrates the versatile detection ability of capacitive proximity sensors on a range of materials.
3 minEngineering lesson 62 CQ
In this lesson, Dorian McIntire explores a hall effect sensor's ability to pick up magnetic fields and goes over the sensor's most common applications.
5 minEngineering lesson 73 CQ
In this lesson, Dorian McIntire walks through the basics of temperature sensors. Learn how to test a sensor and how to calculate its reading in degrees.
7 minEngineering lesson 84 CQ
In this lesson, electrical engineer Dorian McIntire guides you through the components, testing, and setup of an industrial proximity sensor.
5 minEngineering lesson 93 CQ
In this lesson, electrical engineer Dorian McIntire demonstrates light, temperature, flex, and force sensors with a 555 timer integrated circuit.
4104 minFREE4-part Engineering courseFree54 CQ
Building a computer from scratch? Watch how to do each step from start to finish—from choosing the right computer hardware, to installing the motherboard, to booting up your new DIY computer!
11110 min11-part Computer Science course61 CQ
Learn how to set up a do-it-yourself home wireless network in this course. From terminology and equipment to setup and best practices, this hands-on IT course teaches how to build a wifi network.
958 min9-part Engineering course32 CQ
Sensors perform a hugely valuable function in electronic devices, and in this course, electrical engineer Dorian McIntire provides an in-depth look at how different kinds of sensors operate.
1582 min15-part Engineering course50 CQ
In this course, learn what defines the discrete-time Fourier transform, how it is related to different signal functions, as well as how to evaluate its properties numerically and graphically.
633 min6-part Engineering course20 CQ
Are you an electronics hobbyist who wants to start building simple electronic circuits with LEDs? This course is a great way to apply a circuitry foundation and learn a bit of electrical engineering!