Principles of Electronic Engineering is surely the most daunting course that 1st year students face. To lower this burden and to improve the practical knowledge of the students, the IETE BIT Mesra, Students’ Chapter organised a 2-Day Circuit Logic and Design workshop. The workshop took place on the 28th and 29th of Jan’17 at Lecture Hall-1. The timings were 10am- 6pm (with 1 hr lunch break in between) for both the days.
The 2 day workshop began with the members of the IETE club making the boring circuits and theory of Basic Electrical and Electronics sound interesting. Focusing on the theory part, the volunteers made the attendees familiar with the basic concepts of resistor, capacitor, inductor, transistor and all the other components of electrical and electronic circuits. They also helped the students in installing ‘NI MultiSim- Power Circuit Design and Teaching Software’,a powerful circuit simulation software. The attendees were further asked to simulate some basic circuits on the software to make them familiar with it. The volunteers offered help at every step and ensured that there was complete clarity on each topic. Following this was a hands on session where the participants were provided with a breadboard so that they could apply all their knowledge in a practical and real manner. The participants designed basic circuits like LED and alarm. This made the workshop even more interesting.
The second day turned out to be even more interesting and engaging as more intricate topics were taught. Theory and working of Operational Amplifiers (Op- Amp) was discussed in details. The organizers then discussed the different types of amplifier which can be made using the Op- Amp. Along with that, concepts of GATES were refreshed and certain GATES based circuits were simulated on MultiSim. In- between, the volunteers shared several tricks to reduce the complexity of problems on GATES. The internal working of ICs, Astable Multivibrator, Monostable Multivibrator and 555 Timer were explained with great lucidity. In an effort to make concepts more clearer, the participants were asked to design the 555 Timer on the bread board. Much to the delight of the attendees, functioning of speakers was broadly explained. The working of motors, switches, relays were also discussed. The workshop came to a close with an interactive session with the senior members of the club where they shared their experiences in the club.
The workshop helped the attendees learn and have garner a practical insight into the working mechanisms of different electrical and electronic components. The volunteers’ efforts to turn boring theory into such an interesting session was appreciated by everyone. The event was a success as the participants went away satisfied with the amount of knowledge they had gained.
Reporter:- Suchismita Sarkar
Editor:- Ishan Mohan