Introducing viewers to the basics of electrical circuits, this video looks at the various components of a circuit while describing voltage, current, resistance, and series and parallel circuits. It also demonstrates a range of calculations that are central to real-world applications of the principles of electricity. Viewers are shown how to use a multimeter and are given a solid understanding of resistors and resistance color coding. The program presents clear verbal and visual explanations of the flow of current through a circuit and how electrical energy is used, in addition to easy-to-follow examples of Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws and how they are applied. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online.
2013, ClickView Pty Limited. 22 minutes.
This series explores if machines built to enhance our lives could one day become our greatest rivals. Presenters Professor Danielle George MBE, an electronics engineer from Manchester University, and robot supporter and Dr. Ben Garrod, an evolutionary biologist from Anglia Ruskin University and robo-sceptic, will uncover whether the rise of the robots will enhance the progress of humanity or ultimately threaten the survival of the human race. With extraordinary access to the world’s leading robot-makers, they will meet the trailblazing machines who pioneered key evolutionary leaps for robot-kind, and their most advanced descendants – to uncover just how far we’ve really come.
2017, DCD Rights Limited. 2 videos, 58 minutes each.
A new industrial revolution is under way. Super-intelligent, docile and never tired, robot workers are carrying out ever more complex tasks. In Saudi Arabia, some have reached such a stage of evolution that they have even acquired the status of citizen! But workers are struggling to find their place in this new world and even the creators themselves suspect that robots are destroying more jobs than they create. What will be their impact on the labor market? Is society prepared for such upheavals?
2018, Java Films. 50 minutes.
After a brief history of electronics starting with valves and vacuum tubes, this program explains the operation of semiconductors, diodes, and transistors. It covers the electronic band structure of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors; doping to boost the conductivity of n- and p-type semiconductors; the functioning of LEDs and photodiodes used in remote-control devices and DVD readers; how NPN transistors work; and the action of MOSFETs, core components in the integrated circuits that control computers, phones, and all other electronic devices.
2011, ClickView Pty Limited. 22 minutes.
This series exposes the shocking truth about electricity. Yes, positively a bad pun to begin with, but we promise to conduct ourselves really well from now on. This series teaches students watts of stuff about electricity including how it’s produced, how it’s used in our homes, how it’s controlled, and how we keep ourselves safe from nasty shocks. This is high-voltage education that is hard to resist!
2020, Liacos Educational Media. 5 videos, 18-22 minutes each.
A maglev train hovers above its track. A doctor uses an MRI scanner to detect disease. Fast digital circuits send superfast, clear signals from one source to another. These technologies are possible thanks to superconductors. Superconductors are materials where electrons can move without any resistance. But today's superconductors don’t work unless they are cooled to well below room temperature. Now researchers are using quantum physics on a quest to find superconductors that will work at room temperature to make them easier to use.
2017, Inside Science. 3 minutes.
Take a trip down the microworld as roboticists Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin explain how they design and mass-produce microrobots the size of a single cell, powered by atomically thin legs -- and show how these machines could one day be "piloted" to battle crop diseases or study your brain at the level of individual neurons.
2020, TED. 13 minutes.
Using case studies, first-rate technical expertise, and high-energy video, this six-part series helps develop hands-on knowledge and conceptual understanding in a variety of electronics fields. Viewers will learn about cutting-edge applications in health care, communications, manufacturing, automotive design, and environmental studies, while an additional episode highlights the design and construction of printed circuit boards.
2008, Pumpkin TV. 6-part series, 20 minutes each.