Demonstration circuit for thermistor: schematic diagram, recommended breadboard layout, and connection to NI myRIO MXP Connector B.



This is lab 7 of 39 in the course
by Dr. Ed Doering | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
This project introduces students to the thermistor principles of operation, measurement of thermistor resistance, conversion of measured resistance to temperature, and sizing of the voltage-divider resistor for the best measurement sensitivity and range. Students complete activities that demonstrate component operation and interface theory so that students can use thermisters in future integrated projects. Through these activities, students follow steps to demonstrate correct operation of the thermistor, watch videos involving theory, and participate in a short activity after each video.