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*3a: [http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk/solderfaq.htm The Basic Soldering Guide]
*3a: [http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk/solderfaq.htm The Basic Soldering Guide]
*4: [http://www.zaycounlimited.com/nsDetail.php The Amazing Electronic Flashing Neckerchief Slide]
*4: [http://www.zaycounlimited.com/nsDetail.php The Amazing Electronic Flashing Neckerchief Slide]
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* [http://www.spaceless.com/WWWVL/ Electronic References & Scholarly Citations of Internet Sources]
* [http://gibsontron.com/online/one/?xml=tronix/ GSSTechEd.com - Free Online Software: Fundamentals of Electronics]
* [http://gibsontron.com/online/one/?xml=tronix/ GSSTechEd.com - Free Online Software: Fundamentals of Electronics]
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Resources include the Electronics merit badge worksheet in PDF format Adobe Acrobat PDF and Word format Microsoft Word DOC document, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.
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Electronics merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1963
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 044
Requirements revision: 2018
Latest pamphlet revision: 2014

Contents

Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. Today, electronics is a fast-changing and exciting field.


Electronics merit badge requirements

1. Describe the safety precautions you must exercise when using, building, altering, or repairing electronic devices.
2. Do the following:
a. Draw a simple schematic diagram. It must show resistors, capacitors, and transistors or integrated circuits, Use the correct symbols. Label all parts.
b. Tell the purpose of each part.
3. Do the following:
a. Show the right way to solder and desolder.
b. Show how to avoid heat damage to electronic components.
c. Tell about the function of a printed circuit board. Tell what precautions should be observed when soldering printed circuit boards.
4. Do the following:
a. Discuss each of the following with your merit badge counselor:
i. How to use electronics for a control purpose
ii. The basic principles of digital techniques
iii. How to use electronics for three different audio applications
b. Show how to change three decimal numbers into binary numbers and three binary numbers into decimal numbers.
c. Choose ONE of the following three projects. For your project, find or create a schematic diagram. To the best of your ability, explain to your counselor how the circuit you built operates.
i. A control device
ii. A digital circuit
iii. An audio circuit
5. Do the following:
a. Show how to solve a simple problem involving current, voltage, and resistance using Ohm's law.
b. Tell about the need for and the use of test equipment in electronics. Name three types of test equipment. Tell how they operate.
6. Find out about three career opportunities in electronics that interest you. Discuss with and explain to your counselor what training and education are needed for each position.


The official source for the information shown in this is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Electronics is available here! (PDF or Word) with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need! Or click here to print just the Electronics requirements. usscouts.org has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Cub Scouting ranks and adventures, and STEM Nova awards.

The Electronics merit badge is an option for the Whoosh!, Next Big Thing, Harris Bronze Supernova, and Edison Silver Supernova STEM Nova Awards.
  1. Radio and Electronics share similar requirements.

Requirement resources

Related awards

Radio and Electronics share similar requirements.

Science-related awards

See also

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Venturing portal
Sea Scout portal
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