ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
PLTW - Digital Electronics
Grades 11- 12 (both semesters required)
Weighted Dual Credit - Vincennes
Prerequisites: C or better Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) 1-2 and C or better in Principles of Engineering (POE) 1-2 or concurrent enrollment in Principles of Engineering (POE) 1-2 or Department Chair recommendation
Did you know that the following statement is true: (1+1=10)? Did you know that most devices we use today such as iPods and computers operate with digital circuits? You will find the answers to these questions in Digital Electronics (DE). DE is a specialty course in a sequence of courses that meet the requirements for the PLTW Engineering program.
Students will learn logic through work with electronic circuitry which students will simulate on a computer and build on a breadboard. Students will design and build a random generator circuit, majority vote circuit, copier jam circuit, garage door circuit, and other circuits. Students will program robots to do a variety of tasks. Students will also gain an understanding of the digital concepts used in all other PLTW Engineering classes. Students who take this course will have the opportunity to earn dual college credits from various post-secondary schools.