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    LEDs

    Build your own LED water conductivity meter - conductivity as a water quality measurement [E]
    Determine how the output of an LED flashlight changes over time as its temperature increases. [E]
    How efficient an LED is compared to a conventional incandescent lightbulb? [E]
    Color Mixing with Red, Green, & Blue LEDs [E]
    Measure the light output of an LED as a function of current through the LED. [E]
    Investigate the operation of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) and determine if modern LEDs have the advantages to replace incandescent light bulbs for energy-saving purposes. [E] [E] [E] [E]
    Build a LED Radiometer [E]
    Make your own white LED flashlight bulb. [E] [E]
    Lights & LED Circuits



    Capacitors

    Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors [E]
    Explore Solar Energy with a Supercapacitor Car Motor [E]
    Build a Leyden jar capacitor out of common household materials and determine how much charge is stored as you test different charge cycles. [E]
    See if static electricity could be stored in a Leyden jar capacitor made out of common household materials, and if so, can the charge held inside the Leyden jar be measured. [E]
    The effect of different shapes (square, isosceles triangle, equilateral triangle) of asymmetrical capacitors on thrust production. [E]
    Test capacitance properties [E] [E]
    Build a baking soda variable electrolytic capacitor and oscillator. [E] [E] [E]
    Explore the relationship between thrust and voltage of an asymmetric capacitor as a means of generating air thrust (The Biefeld-Brown effect / electrohydrodynamics (EHD). [E]



    Diodes

    How Does the Spectrum of an Ionized Gas Affect the Amount of Electric Current that a Silicon Photodiode Produces? [E]
    What Is the Effect of Temperature on the Output of Semiconductor Diodes? [E] [E]
    Build your own borax or baking soda rectifier. [E] [E]
    Build a negative resistance oscillator with a homemade tunnel diode. [E] [E]
    Make your oun vacuum tube diode. [E] [E]
    Build a simple Zener-regulated power supply [E] [E] [E]






    Semiconductors

    Explore the history, applications, and recent advancements of semiconductor technology. [P]
    Build your own photocell. [E] [E]
    How long would it take for a semiconductor device to reach a dangerously high temperature of 200C when soldered into a circuit? [E]
    Experiments With Transistors and Solid State Devices [E]
    Make your own thermistor and pressure sensor. [E] [E] [E]
    Build an active semiconductor device with iron pyrites. [E] [E]
    Investigate Moore's Law [E] [E] [E] [E]
    Use of Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCMB) to Study Antibody Antigen Interactions [E] [E] [E]
    Research memristors (memory resistor) and explain their revolutionary nature [E]
    Can Light Energy Accurately Measure Surface Area? [E]
    Use an electronic photosensor to verify that the inverse square law applies to light. [E]

    Miscellany

    Comparing the Electrical Resistance of Solder Joints and Electrically Conductive Adhesives [E]
    Make your own vacuum tube triode. [E] [E]
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