Electronics Merit Badge Pamphlet   Electronics Merit Badge

Electronics


Requirements were REVISED effective January 1, 2018.

To see the changes which were made, Click here.

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  1. Describe the safety precautions you must exercise when using, building, altering, or repairing electronic devices.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Draw a simple schematic diagram. It must show resistors, capacitors, and transistors or integrated circuits, Use the correct symbols. Label all parts.
    2. Tell the purpose of each part.
  3.  Do the following:
    1. Show the right way to solder and desolder.
    2. Show how to avoid heat damage to electronic components.
    3. Tell about the function of a printed circuit board. Tell what precautions should be observed when soldering printed circuit boards.
  4. Do the following:
    1. Discuss each of the following with your merit badge counselor:
      1. How to use electronics for a control purpose
      2. The basic principles of digital techniques
      3. How to use electronics for three different audio applications
    2. Show how to change three decimal numbers into binary numbers, and three binary numbers into decimal numbers.
    3. 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.
      1. A control device
      2. A digital circuit
      3. An audio circuit
  5. Do the following:
    1. Show how to solve a simple problem involving current, voltage, and resistance using Ohm's law.
    2. 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.

BSA Advancement ID#: 44
Requirements last updated in: 2018
Pamphlet Publication Number: 35887
Pamphlet Stock (SKU) Number: 35887
Pamphlet Revision Date: 2014

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Page updated on: October 11, 2018



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