I’m getting ready for the final exam next week, and thought I’d get down a few thoughts on this class. It was not a requirement for the GIS track of my Computer Science major, but I really wanted to take it anyway because it involved learning how to build circuits on a breadboard. I’d already bought some of the wires, breadboards, and LEDs because I wanted to learn this stuff last Summer and ran out of time. Sooooo, since it would count for one of my 3xx electives anyway and I could get a waiver for the pesky math prerequisite, it was an easy choice to take this class.
However, it was NOT an easy class. I knew this going into it, so no whining. No dip either, just chips. And wires. And LEDs. I had a terrific lab partner who covered the math deficiencies on my part, and we handled labs just fine. I ended up learning a lot about circuits, chips, and breadboarding. Here’s a movie I made so I wouldn’t forget the highlights: