Additional carriers and curriculum for existing owners of a Locktronics kit Includes carriers only — no baseboard or power supply For studying sequential logic
This add-on pack allows students to investigate sequential logic using a variety of logic gates, flip flops, and a 555 timer. Students are guided through the learning process via a suite of worksheets which are available for downlooad from the Resources section from the Matrix Mutlimedia website. 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.
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.
Sequential Logic Add-on Pack Contents
- 1x HP2045 Plastic shallow tray
- 1x HP4039 Tray Lid
- 1x HP7750 Daughter tray foam cutout
- 1x HP8600 Crash Foam
- 1x HP9564 62mm daughter tray
- 1x LK4000 Locktronics User Guide
- 1x LK5218A Resistor, 100k, 1/4W, 5% (ANSI)
- 1x LK5224 Capacitor, 47uF, Electrolytic, 25V
- 7x LK5250 Connecting Link
- 1x LK6202 Capacitor, 100uF, Electrolytic, 25V
- 1x LK6224 Switch, changeover, toggle
- 2x LK6230 Resistor, 5k, 1/4W, 5% (DIN)
- 1x LK7582L 555 timer carrier
- 3x LK6500L D-Type Flip-Flop (horizontal) with 2mm to 4mm lead
- 1x LK6503 Systems Block display decoder - 7-segment
- 1x LK6637A LED, Yellow (ANSI)
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
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