Ready-to-use focused projects demonstrate a broad range of components and show how different subsystems can be interlinked to form larger, more complex systems comprising of inputs, processes and outputs. For full details: See images below or pink tabs above.
The SmartStart modelling unit and Subsystem Designing Cards are used to build up four systems based on different input, process and output subsystems described in the Acorn focused tasks (see tabs above for details).
Interactive tools show how to: use a multimeter to test values in a circuit, identify resistor values from colour codes, learn common circuit symbols and automatically calculate LED protection resistor values.
Bundle savings on QuickLink hardware and Project Tools’ Acorn Tasks software module (+ single user licence)
Content ideal for ages 11-12+ (or those just getting started in electronics).
Four popular hands-on focused tasks are used to demonstrate how a variety of Input, Process and Output subsystems may be interlinked to build larger more complex systems. These are built from supplied components that are commonly found in schools and colleges. Project guides may be printed on A4 for use in the classroom.
Additional interactive tools include:- an LED protection resistor calculator; resistor colour code table; chart to introduce key components and a multimeter guide to demonstrate how current, voltage and resistance may be tested in circuits.
Project Tools Modules Included:
1 - Acorn Starter Tasks & Themes (+ Single User Licence)
Focused project themes demonstrating Systems, Subsystems and Components:
1, Introducing Control Systems
2, Protecting from Theft or Intrusion
3, Caring for something or someone
4, Improving accuracy or skills through games
Interactive table with component pictorial views and symbols
Multimeter measuring current,voltage & resistance
Resistor colour code chart showing values and tolerances
LED protection resistor calculator
The Starter Bundle 1 introduces the systems approach to electronics via four ready-to-use, hands-on, focused tasks. Using commonly used components; Input, Process and Output subsystems are quickly assembled and demonstrated with the SmartStart Modelling Module.
A range of laminated photocopiable teaching resources and subsystem "designing" cards are supplied for teaching & learning activities.
A sample generic FastTrack project PCB is provided to build a soldered "take-home" version of one of the above project tasks. Additional hardware may be purchased for student use.
"Out-of-the-Box No.1" Hardware:
SmartStart Modelling Module (supplied as kit /exc. battery) x 1
Acorn Tasks Component Packs x 4
Laminated Subsystem Designing Cards for tasks
Laminated project guides and mat
Laminated membrane switch template
Sample FastTrack PCB
Getting Started booklet with Out-of-the-Box overview
Storage case as shown above