LAB - Electronics

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  As you can see, when testing the potentiometer it started to fuse. I’m still unsure why, but my guess is it was touching the breadboard?

As you can see, when testing the potentiometer it started to fuse. I’m still unsure why, but my guess is it was touching the breadboard?

For this Lab I worked with Abi and Winnie and we focused on understanding the circuits (specifically how to make sure it is closed) and on testing materials to understand their conductivity in order to make switches out of them. We worked with a sheet of Mylar and some aluminum covered beads used in jewelry and fashion.

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We kept testing the materials but couldn’t get the circuit to work. Under the impression that the reason for it was that the materials weren’t conductive enough, we wrapped the beads in aluminum foil - but it still didn’t work. After asking for help from someone on the floor, we realized the issue wasn’t the material but the circuit instead - we hadn’t closed it.

Once we figured that out, we got it working with both materials.