“Bugbook 0” HISTORY: I wrote this introductory laboratory manual for a group of 18 CO-oP ** students during the spring 1974 quarter in chemical engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (VPI&SU). Details of the “Bugbook 0” course include hardware such as the E&L Instruments, Inc. (Derby, Connecticut) Digital Designer breadboarding station; 7400-series TTL integrated circuits; and No. 24, end-stripped, breadboarding wire of various lengths and colors (black, red, yellow, blue, and white) as well as well as my handwritten wiring diagrams and pin configurations in the lab manual. The eleven experiment chapters are mentioned in the PowerPoint, YouTube presentation provided at the end of this PDF file.
Bugbooks I, II, and IIA HISTORY: Based upon “Bugbook 0”, I wrote these three books during summer 1974 for a short course delivered at the IBM facility in East Fishkill, New York.
** According to Google, “Co-operative Education (Co-op) is a type of internship program that enables colleges students to receive career training with pay as they work with professionals in their major fields of study. Work experience in government, business, industry, and human services enhances the students' academic training