Introduction to Sensors I

Introduction to Sensors I and II are designed for students age 10 and up and require more attention to detail.  These classes use discrete components and make connections on a breadboard for an almost infinite combination of circuits.  Students will learn a wide variety of concepts relating to state-of-the-art electronic circuitry.  

Syllabus for Introduction to Sensors Part I and II

To participate in IE 1 & 2 you will need to:

  1. Register for "Introduction to Sensors I or II"
  2. Purchase the Lab Equipment called Electronic Sensor Lab 28-278 or 280-0278  they were sold by Radio Shack but have been discontinued.  You may be able to find one at your local store on clearance.  You may be able to get it from Amazon here Markdown Alley has sold them in the past. If you think your son or daughter may like to continue their studies in electronics after completing The Edison Project, order this now for the future. This kit is getting harder and harder to find.  

Be sure you purchase the correct (EXACT) lab equipment, do not accept substitutes!!!!!  The book in any other kit will not be the same.  Print this page and take it to Radio Shack with you if you intend to purchase locally.   The book for this class comes with the kit, but you can DOWNLOAD the book here and take a look

  1. Get a Digital Multimeter that will measure DC current less than 1mA.  I have a super meter that I can sell for less than $20 including shipping and handling.  Click on Digital Multimeter above for details.  

The Electronic Sensor Lab equipment covers 80 super-neat lab experiments with real components just as you would find in modern electronic equipment.   

Do not handle the components in the kit!  Some of the components can be damaged by static electricity in your body just by touching them.  DO NOT try hooking up circuits on the equipment before we have covered some safety issues in this on-line class.  Some of the components in this kit can explode if connected backwards into the circuit!  Also, digital multimeters can be damaged by misuse, and you would never know until you try to use the meter correctly later in the program.  Please wait for instruction before using the digital multimeter!  Warning:  NEVER CONNECT EQUIPMENT or MULTIMETER to an electrical outlet.  It could be fatal.