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How to Pick a DIY Electronics Project

by Carlyn Maw on January 26, 2015, 2 comments

I’m teaching Introduction to Electronics to a very mixed room of skill levels. To match that reality, I reorganized the syllabus around conceptual themes rather than technical topics.  For each unit, students can either do my default project or pick one of their own that matches the theme.  For example, the first project I am giving them […]

Today I Learned: Gold Embrittlement is a Thing.

by Carlyn Maw on January 22, 2015, no comments

A new semester has started at PCC and I am fortunate to have some seriously awesome already professionally employed Electronics Tech’s in my sections. It is so nice to have them. I have come to discover that adjunct teaching in a small (myself + one other adjunct) department is one of the loneliest things to do, […]

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