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AIT 235 - Electronics Assembly & Fabrication II

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Continuation of AIT 135 . Fundamental principles of creating electronic prototypes, wire and cable termination, electronics safety, and wiring harness assembly. Includes fabrication of electronics enclosures, electrical control systems, and electronic control systems. Also includes checking torque applied to fasteners used in electrical and electronic systems.

Prerequisite(s): AIT 135  
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Course Learning Outcomes
1.         Demonstrate safe electronic/electrical work procedures.

2.         Differentiate between various prototyping methods and their appropriate application.

3.         Demonstrate effective wire/cable termination and wiring harness assembly.

4.         Apply appropriate electronics enclosure fabrication procedures.

5.         Fabricate electrical/electronic control systems that meet applicable standards.

6.         Test fastener torque using various tools.

  1. Electronics, Electrical and Fabrication Safety Review
    1. Lockout/Tagout, Personal Protective Equipment
    2. Associated hazards for electrical/electronic work
      1. Electric shock/burns
      2. Striking by moving/flying objects
      3. Lifting
      4. Chemical/hazardous materials/MSDS
      5. Fire
    3. Grounding, insulated tools, ground fault circuit interruption protection
    4. Emergency response and first aid
  2. Prototyping
    1. Perfboard and solder
    2. Generic printed circuit board
    3. “Dead Bug”
    4. Custom printed circuit board
    5. Wire wrap
  3. Wire Termination and Wiring Harnesses
    1. Terminal and plug types
    2. Installing terminals and plugs
    3. Assembly
    4. Testing
    5. Troubleshooting and repair
  4. Enclosure Fabrication
    1. Design
    2. Measurement and layout tools
    3. Fabrication techniques
    4. Layout
    5. Projects
  5. Electrical and Electronic Control System Fabrication
    1. Component layout
    2. Raceway/wire routing
    3. Mounting internal and front panel components
    4. Wiring connection and termination
    5. Testing and troubleshooting
  6. Torque
    1. Principles of fasteners and effects of torque on threaded fasteners
    2. Torque theory
    3. Mechanical torque devices
    4. Electronic torque devices