Electronic and Electrical Engineering taster session

Electronic and Electrical Engineering turns brilliant ideas into advanced technology, solving real world problems with future facing solutions. Why not come along to this session to see if it's the right course for you?

The Diamond

Virtual Arduino Lab - an introduction to Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Learn how to program an Arduino microcontroller and use it to control an electronic circuit. Electronic engineers are responsible for designing and building much of the infrastructure that underpins everyday life. In this taster session you will explore this domain by building and testing a simple electronic system. You will learn about two electronic devices (LED and ultrasound transducer) and work out how they can be used as inputs and outputs for your system. Using a web-based simulator (Tinkercad), you will build and test your own circuit. You will also write some computer code to control the system. This software will run on the Arduino microcontroller. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Please note this is a repeat of the autumn session.

Prior taster session task: If possible the attendees should register in advance for a (free) account at Tinkercad.com. If they cannot register in advance, then they are still welcome to attend.

When: Thursday 4th May 2023, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

Suitable for: We look for students who are studying A Levels in Maths and either Physics, Chemistry or Electronics


Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

Time Activity
4.00pm Log in and get comfortable
4.05pm Welcome and introduction to the department
4.20pm Interactive subject taster
5.00pm Q&A with current undergraduate students
5.25pm Closing remarks and next steps

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For informal enquiries please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk

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