More Control Networks


More control network

Logic gates are essential in the design of networks that control many devices. In this lesson, we will investigate and construct four examples of common control networks: (1) a system warning a driver if one or more of the four car doors is ajar, (2) a system that allows controlling a single light with two switches, such as those found at the top and bottom of a staircase or at each end of a long hallway, (3) a system that controls an outdoor yard light, sensing daylight and night, but allowing manual override, and (4) a controlled inverter, that allows inverting a computer word (a sequence of 0/1 bits) via a control signal.

Duration: 1 45-minute class

GRADE LEVEL
Middle School (ages 11-13)
High School (ages 14-17)
College/University (age 18+)

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate
Advanced

SUBJECT
Engineering
Computer Science/Coding
Technology
Science

MODULES & ACCESSORIES USED (4)
double AND (1)
double OR (1)
mounting boards (1)
battery + cable (1)

LESSON GUIDE

STEP 1 :

The pdf file in the link below contains all of the lesson details including four hands-on lab activities for your students.