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Digital Electronics and Robotics 

We're about to explore cutting edge idea's about digital logic and binary numbering systems as used by our most modern computers!  So why have we got this picture of an old guy on this page?  

This "old guy" was a genius who live over 100 years ago in England where he founded an amazing way of thinking about logical concepts which we call "Boolean Algebra" or "Boolean Logic"

His ideas shaped the future by allowing the creation of machines which can behave in a structured logical fashion to solve problems at amazing speed, or transport us into incredible worlds inside computer games.

George Boole:  1815-1864

Click on the link to the left to visit an interesting biography on George Boole

In order to best understand digital logic and digital electronics, we must be first introduced to the world of binary and binary numbering systems.

Outcomes and Objectives:

The following tables describe the outcomes and objectives we need to understand how digital electronics works, and how it relates to robotic devices.

Outcome 1:  Describe the binary numbering systems and logic gates  1.1  identify and convert binary and base 2, 8 and 16 numbering systems  
1.2  identify the symbols for basic logic gates
1.3 state the function of basic logic gates
1.4 write a truth table for a logic gate circuit.
Outcome 2:  Construct and verify basic logic gates 2.1 observe performance when constructing a binary logic circuit and verifying it with a truth chart using a logic probe.  
Outcome 3:  Construct a simple logic circuit, and explain its functions 3.1 observe performance using logic gates or hardwired contact to solve a design problem.