Schedule of Events:
Day 1: Electronics Review
Lecture: The lecture is focused around the various components found in IEDs and the foundational concepts that explain their behavior in IED circuits. These concepts will also be related to EOD procedures by examining how DET Diagnostics and Ohm’s Law line up.
- Multimeter tutorial.
- Breadboard simple circuits and test with supplied multimeter. Observe capacitor charging and voltages across open, closed and EOL switches.
- Solder breadboard leads to switches.
Day 2: Programming Concepts and Getting Started with the Arduino IDE
Lecture: The lecture is focused on the foundational concepts used in computer science. Students will learn how to write pseudocode and develop flowcharts to describe the desired functions of the microcontroller.
- Install and Configure the Arduino IDE
- Load Blink Code
- Create Flowchart and Pseudocode for Simple Arduino IED
Day 3: Arduino Syntax and Functions
Lecture: This lecture will enable students to create and edit their own code using the proper Arduino Syntax
- Use the Map Function to read the Voltage on an LDR
- Code and breadboard a simple Alarm using EOLs with Arduino
Day 4: Sensors and Radio Modules
Lecture: This lecture is focused on dividing and classifying the microcontrollers used in IEDs and the process of developing code and hardware for an IED. Practical examples of historical microcontroller IED circuits will be presented and adapted for the Arduino Lab
- Build Arduino RFM95 Communication.
- PIR Circuit
Day 5: Capstone IED Team Build
Students will split into teams. Each team will build two training devices for future field training. Source code will be provided where needed. The devices will be based on the training requirements developed by the teams during the course. The instructor will bring more than enough materials for the teams to build custom devices to their specifications. Teams will develop requirements and drawings for their devices and present them to the instructor for approval before they build their circuits.
- Lab kits (Breadboard, Multimeter, Soldering Iron, Parts Kit, Arduino boards and corresponding device builds)
- Student Training guide with schematics & diagrams
- CAD files and source code (from the labs)
- Certificate of Completion