Theo wrote:Lemme get this straight. Folks are thinking about doing an electronics class... without making anything electronic?
Mike? Eh wot??
I'm afraid that was my intent, for the first class or two at least, although breadboarding and such-like is not out of the question.
A small group would be better; the model I'm looking at would be 3-4 people at a table, with lots of question and answer, and me with a short list of topics I want to cover. I want to sketch some stuff on the whiteboard, and I want to show some things on my oscilloscope. Now, all that said, I DO want to move to some demonstrations/lab work/hands on stuff in a later class, but for the first one or two, where we are mostly concerned with Ohm's law, AC versus DC, Kirchoff's laws, etc., any demonstration is likely to be pretty bland.
But, when we get to op-amps, transistors, diode, and all that jazz, breadboards are a necessity.