I am an Electrical Engineering undergraduate student who usually falls behind electronics and from my early days, I was fascinated by all electronic stuff and what goes into making(breaking) them. I remember breaking down things to see what's in and realizing that I understood nothing with the complement of wrecking the stuff and losing it. If you ever have broken into something and couldn't fix it back, leave me a message and let's discuss. I have a lot more of those here. My areas of interest include Embedded Systems, Circuit Design, Analog/Power and Sensors. Occasionally, RF and Quantum stuffs fascinate me (yes, the Starlink, 5G and CERN). Apart, I work as an Embedded Hardware intern with a CleanTech startup for developing technological solutions to help restore the air around us.
Over here coming to the Magnetics, they're very sneaky. The math involved is eyeworming. It's all over here, here and wherever, with the names of a number of physicists who came in and contributed. I(we) have been using those as integrated systems all the time. I had learned about these from an academic level and don't have real hands-on design experience which now leads my interest to try out this stuff. The posting of this design challenge really invoked me and made me think about magnetics a little more and surprisingly got some interesting plans to explore these areas. When it comes to making plans, nothing flashed to mind and after listening to the Logical Song(robogary yeah, I took it seriously) either nothing flashed still or everything I see seems makeable and gets curious.
I am planning to have an experimentation and building project on discrete power converters with a mix of educational, design and testing aspects. I came across some nice references on power converters and design one from TI and ADI which would help on my exploration path  Power Topologies Handbook (ti.com)  Basic Linear Design Seminar - Chapter 9 (analog.com)
The experimentation kit has a spectrum of components for designing with magnetics and I am planning to use these radial inductor parts for designing the buck-convertor stage:
 High Current Choke, 10µH
 Inductor, 100 µH
Designing of isolated flyback step down power converter. For this, I am planning to use these parts as a flyback transformer:
 Pulse Transformer, 300µH
 Pulse, Transformer, 250µH
Noise filtering is essential for this type of discrete design to be reliable or else components may bleed from all sides. For this, I am planning to use these chokes on the input/output sides:
 Common Mode Choke, 12.5 µH
 Common Mode Choke, 7.5 µH
Overall I believe this kit will help me in full-stack to design a DC-DC power convertor and I'll test, compare its performance with commercial off the shelf components. I am compressing everything into 2 blogs and the next blog will be hands-on with the magnetics and some copper clad prototyping beauty! See you there