Category: PhysicalComp

PCM Wk 9 Final: System Plan, Timeline, Materials

Solar Energy Learning Table Idea:  I aim to create an interactive learning table that explains how solar panels work and how energy is converted into electricity. Specific Points to Communicate: Main objective: Learn about the science of solar cells and how it can impact our lives if we incorporate it into our lifestyle. 1.) Science […]

PCM Wk 9 Final: Light + Filter Experiments

Experimenting with Lights and Filters 1.) First we prepared our equipments, filters and notes. Equipments include: a laser pointer, an LED flashlight, polarizing filters, solar panels, color filters. 2.) Next was experimenting with the polarizing filters to manipulate the amount of light that passes through. Polarizing filters may give us more range than neutral density […]

PCM Final: Research + Resources

Ongoing list of research links, videos, images related to solar energy and light: (this will be updated constantly) https://www.evilmadscientist.com/2008/simple-solar-circuits/ https://www.pveducation.org/ https://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/solar-birdhouse-giving-birds-the-edge-over-mother-nature.html https://www.sunriseenergyventures.com/news/6-common-questions-solar-energy-projects/ https://www.energysage.com/solar/solar-faq/    

PCM Wk 8: Final Project Proposal

Idea: Solar Energy Learning Table I aim to create an interactive learning table and display that helps myself and others better understand how solar panels work and how energy is converted into electricity. Objectives:  1.) Learn about the science of solar cells: how light is turned into electrical energy through the use of semiconductors. 2.) […]

PCM Wk 8: Transistors, Relay, Motors

Controlling High-Current Loads Notes: For controlling devices that need more electrical current than micro controllers can supply, we can use 1.) relays, 2.) transistors, 3.) optoisolator Relays – devices that control a switch through magnetism; a little slower to close ( a few miliseconds delay) 2 types of relays: electromechanical, solid states solid state relays: […]