Electronic and Electrical Engineering taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering at university.

The Diamond

Virtual Arduino Lab - an introduction to Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE)

A free virtual taster session for students.

Book your place

Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.

When: Wednesday 10 November 2021, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level

Places are limited, book your place to avoid disappointment. 

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.  


Time Activity
3:45pm Log in and get comfortable
4:00pm Welcome 
4:10pm Hands-on session using Tinkercad software
5:10pm Introduction to EEE at Sheffield
5:20pm Q&A

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.

We look forward to meeting you!

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

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