Electronics Everywhere is a classroom resource that enables students to participate in hands-on and interactive activities that teach core Electronics concepts for A-level Physics and Computer Science students.
Developed by the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF), in partnership with the University of Southampton, more than 650 schools (over 20% of sixth forms nationwide!) have used the resources. 80% of teachers have rated the kits ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, and the overall reaction from pupils that used the kits was 95% positive, with 60% feeling more enthused about Electronics as a result!
Electronics Everywhere is supplied free of charge to schools in the state sector; the kits come with CPD training for teachers and a range of supporting materials.
To find out how to get your school involved, please email [email protected]
Please note: We have produced a free app for schools that don’t have access to an oscilloscope or digital multimeter. You can download it from Google Play here.
“Electronics Everywhere matters to me both personally and professionally... I am proud to support it and to promote the potential of the UK Electronics sector to a new generation.”Prof Bashir al-Hashimi CBE FREng, Vice Principal (Research & Innovation) at King’s College London
Electronics Everywhere includes two resources, the Music Mixer Circuit Board for A-level Physics, and the Logic & Arithmetic Kit for A-level Computer Science.
Music Mixer Circuit Board
The ‘Music Mixer’ circuit combines two audio signals, for example music from mobile phones, and encourages students to control the volume by experimenting with different electronic components. It is an opportunity to learn about electronic sensors (e.g. LDRs) and resistor dividers. The design exposes all components and demystifies the electronics for the students.
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“Having the devices on a PCB allows the learner to focus on changing parameters, taking values and getting a real understanding. No time is lost to fiddling with wires… This board is brilliant – I love it and know it is a fantastic piece of kit.”Keith Matheson-McLaughlin, Joint Head of Physics, Graveney School
Logic & Arithmetic Kit
The Logic & Arithmetic Kit features hands-on activities with two circuit boards. The activities cover aspects of Boolean operations, logic gates and base 2 (binary) number systems, and is split into two sections: Logic and Arithmetic.
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“This is normally a very abstract area to teach. By creating a physical product, my students were able to solve problems through experimentation and discussion, which they completely loved. We were then able to take this to circuitverse and develop much more complicated circuits (such as a basic alu) very easily. I credit this down to the fact that their confidence had been increased significantly. The only problem now is getting them to leave at break and lunch.”The Deepings School
Electronics Everywhere was established by UKESF, in partnership with the University of Southampton. Following a successful IET-funded pilot of the Music Mixers in 2017, the project was significantly scaled up in 2018 with generous funding from our supporters.
The programme has continued to grow, and we have since worked with our supporter companies and the Institute of Physics to provide secondary schools with classroom resources and Electronics training for their Physics teachers.
The Logic and Artithmetic Kits were launched in 2018, again through a partnership with the University of Southampton. Through the IET’s Engineering Education Grant Scheme we secured funding to develop the boards further and undertake a successful pilot project. Southampton now runs online training sessions for Computer Science teachers and we provide classroom kits for their schools.
Electronics Everywhere Supporters
The success of the Electronics Everywhere initiative, since its launch in 2017, has been made possible with help and funding from our supporters.
Electronics Everywhere 2022/23 is being supported by:
BAE Systems – Dorus Field Charitable Trust – Hugh Fraser Foundation – Imagination – J and M Britton Charitable Trust – J Reginald Corah Foundation Fund
ARM – AVL – Cadbury – Cadence – Dialog Semiconductor – Embecosm – ERA Foundation – Frazer-Nash Consultancy – IC Resources – IET – Leonardo Luton – Littelfuse/IXYS Power – Mathys & Squire – Moortec – NXP – ON Semiconductor – Plessey – Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851 – Siemens – Skills 4 UK – Smallpeice Trust – The Barbour Foundation – The Ogden Trust – vivaMOS (now Nordson)