Additional carriers and curriculum for existing owners of a Locktronics kit Includes carriers only — no baseboard or power supply
This add-on pack includes an op-amp and associated component carriers which facilitate the study of op-amp circuits. Students are guided through the learning process via a suite of worksheets which are included on CD-ROM. This pack should be purchased only as an add-on to a kit that includes basic components like links and switches. This pack contains only the component carriers; it will do you no good if you don't already have a Locktronics kit with the necessary baseboard and power supply.
Topics that can be learned with this pack include: Comparators, Non-inverting amplifiers, Inverting amplifiers, Summing amplifiers, Schmitt trigger circuit, Relaxation oscillator, RC time constant.
The photo on this page is intended only to illustrate the packaging. The carrier modules shown are not the ones that come in this pack. See below for the list of carriers that are included in this pack.
Operational Amplifiers Add-on Pack Contents
- Adjustable DC power supply
- 2x BNC male to dual 4mm binding post
- Carrier: AC voltage source
- Carrier: Low-power solar motor
- Carriers: Resistor, 100 Ω, 1W, 5%
- Carrier: Resistor, 1k, 1/4W, 5%
- 2x Carriers: Resistor, 10k, 1/4W, 5%
- Carrier: Potentiometer, 10k
- Carrier: Capacitor, 0.1 µF, Polyester
- Carrier: Capacitor, 1 µF, Polyester
- Carrier: Capacitor, 100 µF, Electrolytic, 25V
- Carrier: Thermistor, 470 Ω, NTC
- Carrier: Op Amp (TL081) with 2mm to 4mm leads
- 9x Carriers: Connecting Link
- Carrier: LED, red, 12V
- Carrier: LED, green, 12V
- Carrier: Dual-rail power supply carrier
- Carrier: Speaker
- Carrier: Voltmeter, ±7.5V
- 2x Leads, red, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
- 3x Leads, black, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
- Lead, blue, 500mm, 4mm to 4mm stackable
- Curriculum CD-ROM
- Locktronics blister pack clear tray with insert and lid
- Locktronics User Guide
Locktronics Overview Locktronics kits are designed to make the construction of electronic circuits as simple as copying a circuit diagram into an exercise book. No soldering or tools are necessary. The plastic component carriers (such as those shown to the right) each support either a discrete electronic component or a functionally distinct circuit building block. Connections between components are then made by simply slotting the carriers between the pillars of a baseboard. As there are only two sizes of component carrier, it is very easy to exchange one carrier for another in order to demonstrate the the effect on the circuit.
The electronic components are usually visible on the underside of the carrier (unless this would compromise safety or circuit behavior), so students also learn the appearance of many common electronic components. Where it is necessary to interact with a circuit element (for example, light sensors), the component will be mounted above the carrier, but there will still be a circuit symbol printed alongside it.
The top of every carrier is printed with the standard ANSI or DIN circuit symbol for the part(s) that it carries, so constructing a circuit simultaneously constructs that circuit's schematic, and vice versa. Component values are marked clearly using the relevant SI units. (For logic gates, the ANSI "military" distinctive-shape symbols always are used unless you specifically request the rectangular IEC symbols. DIN logic gate symbols are not available.)
Some complex modules may require more connections than are available on a large carrier. In this case additional connections are made using 2mm sockets. With a few exceptions, it will be connections to the power source that will be made this way, in order to retain the clarity of the circuit schematic.
Lead time: 1 week