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 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE100: Electronics Instruments and Measurement

Understand and test your electronics with state of the art measurement equipment available at TechShop.

In this class, you will learn how to competently use a digital oscilloscope to probe and troubleshoot circuits. You will learn how to use high resolution digital multimeters to measure things like AC and DC voltages and currents, resistance, capacitance and other critical circuit parameters. You will also learn how to set up and use DC power supplies with current limiting capability. Finally, you will use an advanced function generator and learn how to generate sine waves, square waves at varying frequencies and voltages.

Master these tools and make all of your electronics projects work!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Tuesday, 8/29/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE301: Advanced Arduino: Displays

A working Arduino display is a vital component to making interactive products, enabling them to feed information and simple graphics back to you and your users without being attached to a computer. In this installment of the Arduino programming series, you will learn how to attach a working display to your Arduino project and feed it information to display.

You will learn both the hardware and software aspects of working with an LCD screen on your Arduino, practice feeding data to it and make the display respond to values input by buttons and a temperature-sensing thermistor. Finally, you will have the opportunity to make a button-controlled animated stick figure.

PREREQUISITES: You should be able to program an Arduino reasonably well. Our Arduino Level 2 and 3 classes will prepare you for this class. Please bring an assembled Arduino board with you to this class. You can bring the one you built in the Arduino Level 1 class, or you may bring one you have purchased. It needs to have a USB port for programming and headers to attach it to jumper leads or a breadboard.

MATERIALS FEE: This class uses a 1.44" TFT color display that is yours to keep after the class. The price of the class covers the $20 materials fee. If you are signing up for this class using an Unlimited Class Pass or a Maker SBU pass, you will need to pay the $20 materials fee to the front desk before class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Arduino: Displays Sunday, 8/13/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE302: Advanced Arduino: Sensors

This class explores more ways of making your Arduino alert to the world around it. You'll try out many new sensors, building up from the simplest digital sensors that behave like buttons, up to rich sensors like range-finders and accelerometers. This class assumes you are a proficient circuit builder and Arduino code writer. If you've taken Arduino Wiring: EEE201 and Arduino Fundamentals: EEE202, you are absolutely ready for this class. If not, you should be able to follow simple schematics to wire up a circuit, practice finding and correcting common wiring mistakes, and be able to modify existing programs or write simple programs from scratch.

Note: This class includes a package of basic sensors, lights, and motors that will be used in the lesson. If you are signing up for this class using an Unlimited Class Pass or Maker SBU Pass, you will need to pay the $30 materials fee before class.

Photo by Glogger (own work) CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Arduino: Sensors Thursday, 8/17/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE205: Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming

In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover programming and the simple electronics needed to connect an Arduino to switches, dials, brightness, temperature and other sensors; and to lights, motors and other output devices. The three hours will switch between instruction, hands-on and some free time.

This is a fast track class for people who want to add simple automation to their projects. Example programs will be provided. You can cut and paste from the examples to start writing your own programs.

The class fee includes a breadboard, switch, sensors, motor, LEDs and various electronic components.

This is Part 2 of the Arduino Electronics Series. Part 1 is building your first Arduino board although you can skip that class and just buy one if you like. Please bring the Arduino board you built in the Arduino Part 1 class, the BUB board and a laptop with the Arduino software and drivers pre-installed. The software may be downloaded from Arduino Software.

Prerequisites: You must have an Arduino that can be used with a breadboard, that is, with male headers pointing down in the power rail and "front" edge holes (A0, RST, GND, +5, digital 0-13, and GND). You can either use the board you built in Part 1 Building an Arduino - Educato, or you can bring an Arduino -ompatible board.

If you bring your own laptop, you MUST pre-download and install the Arduino software and drivers.

You must make arrangements for a computer before signing up for the class - either be able to bring a laptop, or call the shop for assistance.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Wednesday, 8/2/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE312: Advanced Arduino - Sensors

The Arduino Inputs class builds on participants' experiences in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to work with information from a variety of external hardware devices.

You will wire and program several projects to explore how to interpret and utilize the signals that different inputs feed into the Arduino, as well as learn how to write programs that work with these values.

Class projects include advanced button work, noise detection, creating a touch sensor out of any capacitive surface, working with light and heat, and even using an accelerometer to detect motion like modern video game controllers or smart phones.

Prerequisites: A good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. Please bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to class.

Materials fee covers a piezo buzzer, a variable resistor, a thermistor, a photo resistor, an accelerometer, and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep afterward. The price of the class covers the $20 materials fee. If you are paying with an unlimited class pass or a Maker SBU pass, the material fee will need to be paid to the front desk before class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Arduino - Sensors Sunday, 7/30/17 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE313: Advanced Arduino - High Power, Motors, and Outputs

The Arduino Outputs class builds on students' experiences in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to control a variety of external hardware devices with an Arduino. Students will wire and program several projects to understand the main principles of controlling hardware with signal output from the Arduino.

Projects in this class include making a breadboard drive around, adding sound to the Arduino project, investigating different types of motor control, controlling devices that work off a range of values (pulse width modulation) and controlling devices that require other power sources like motors and lamps through the use of relays and MOSFETS.

Prerequisites: You should already have a good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. You also need to bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to the class.

Material Fee The $20 material fee is included in the price of the class and pays for a piezo buzzer, variable resistor, thermistor, motor, servo motors and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class. If you are signing up with an unlimited class pass or a Maker SBU pass, the $20 material fee will need to be paid to the front desk before class.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Advanced Arduino - High Power, Motors, and Outputs Sunday, 7/30/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Advanced Arduino - High Power, Motors, and Outputs Saturday, 8/26/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.