Light and strain experiments (T212)

Subject Elec Eng

This consists of two experiments: one where you will control a set of light sensors, and in the second take measurements on an experiment where a strain gauge forms one part of a wheatstone bridge.

OEL 2.1: Testing a real photodiode
In this activity you will experiment with data that you will collect from two photodiodes, one responding to visible light and the other responding to infrared light. The objective is to set resistor values so that the sensors have the widest possible range of values without becoming saturated.

OEL 2.2: Strain gauge experiment
In this activity you will set various parameters to investigate the behaviours of two strain gauges configured in different ways. By analysing voltage measurements from the two strain gauge circuits, you will be able to determine the value of the constant current being supplied.

Note that you will need to book a separate slot for each experiment.

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