Plus Pilots: Guide to Tinkering: Electricity and Basic Circuits

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Educational, but very basic. Great for children. As an electrician I noticed a glaring error in this lecture. When explaining the circuit with the light bulb and the 9 volt battery, the professor gave incorrect information regarding the bulb. The button on the bottom of the bulb is what is connected to the + (hot) wire. The larger metal surrounding the bulb (the base) connects to the – (ground) wire. This is the same as a regular household light bulb in its socket.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for kids! While Great Courses Plus subscription is primarily for myself, my spouse and my high schooler, I was excited to watch this pilot with my engineering-minded elementary student. He absolutely loved it! I would love to see more courses geared toward high school and younger ages. We are looking forward to more lectures in this Tinkering series!
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you for the 101 lesson. It's very easy to understand. Thanks Great Course!
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dreadful Set at the level of your average 9 year old. It really is basic in terms of the circuits. If this had been the first of the Great Courses that I came across, I might not have come back
Date published: 2020-09-08
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Plus Pilots: Guide to Tinkering: Electricity and Basic Circuits
1: Plus Pilots: Guide to Tinkering: Electricity and Basic Circuits

Professor Lister introduces you to the joy of tinkering, starting with three hands-on activities to help you learn the fundamentals of electronics and circuits. Through these easy projects, you’ll understand the inner workings of lights; plus, you’ll gain the ability to translate these projects into different applications, such as birthday cards, glowing jewelry, and really creative Halloween costumes.

19 min