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 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE724: Working with LEDs

Have you ever wanted to add colorful blinky lights to your art project but had no idea where to begin?

In this class, you will learn about working with many addressable LEDs that use the popular WS2812 LED and integrated driver chip. By the end of the class, you will know about the basics of how the lights work, professional fabrication techniques for assembling LED strips, various driver options, and some programming.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to light up your holiday sweater or become a walking Christmas tree!

Prerequisites: Passing EEE 101: Basic Electronics is recommended but not required before taking this class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Working with LEDs
(Working with LED's)
Sunday, 10/8/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 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.
   
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!

Materials for this class are worth $20.00 and aren't included with unlimited class passes or Maker SBU passes.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Wednesday, 10/4/17 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE101: Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals


Welcome to Basic Electronics! This course is designed as a primer on the field of electronic circuits.

You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering, including both signal flow and basic circuit analysis. After an introduction to breadboards, and you will then experiment with simple components and build several simple circuits. Finally, you will learn the basics of soldering and assemble a permanent first prototype of your circuit

TechShop Electronics and Electrical Engineering (EEE) curriculum is designed to the teach the fundamentals of modern low-power electronics. This course is the first step in that process. After mastering this course, there are two paths you can take, either separately or concurrently:

  • Hardware Electrical Engineering: Building and understanding electrical devices

  • Microcontrollers: Using tiny computers to interact with your environment
TechShop also offers several supplemental courses for a more well-rounded overview of the field, and for those who want more exposure to software/hardware interaction.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Tuesday, 10/3/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Wednesday, 10/11/17 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Tuesday, 10/17/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE102: Build an Arduino

The Arduino is a microcontroller -- a small computer that has a single function.

Microcontrollers run everyday items like toaster ovens, electronic toys, and MP3 players. An Arduino can be programmed to monitor sensors and watch for inputs like temperature, pressure, light, voltage, or a button or switch. It can also be programmed to control switches, relays, motors, and other outputs. There are many add-on boards, called shields, that add features like WiFi, GPS, and card readers.

Electronic "smarts" can be added to projects to make them interactive. For example, a pet door could be modified to lock if it's dark outside and the temperature is below 45 degrees.

This is an optional course which will shed light on how the various parts of an Arduino-compatible board are connected and give you soldering practice. After this course. you will be ready to take Arduino Wiring Fundamentals (EEE201) and Arduino Programming Fundamentals (EEE202), the two prerequisites to our advanced Arduino classes.

Note: This class requires the use of a $30 Arduino soldering kit which is included in the price. If you are using an Unlimited Class pass to pay for the class, you will be expected to pay for the materials before class at the front desk.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Build an Arduino Saturday, 9/30/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Build an Arduino Saturday, 10/7/17 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Build an Arduino Saturday, 10/14/17 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.