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 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
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. Breadboards are introduced, 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’s 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 more well-rounded overview of the field, and for those who want more exposure to software/hardware interaction.

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Saturday, 5/6/17 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $89.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Saturday, 5/13/17 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $89.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Saturday, 5/20/17 12:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $89.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Saturday, 5/27/17 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $89.00, 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.



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 Sunday, 5/7/17 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $89.00, No Materials Fee
    Build an Arduino Sunday, 5/14/17 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $89.00, No Materials Fee
    Build an Arduino Sunday, 5/28/17 9:00 AM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $89.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE103: Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato

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 class is the first step in using the Arduino: soldering the parts onto the circuit board. Come to class with some basic soldering experience and get help and guidance while assembling the board.

Materials fee includes an Arduino Educato that you keep for your own projects.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Saturday, 4/29/17 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
7 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.
   
EEE201: Arduino Wiring Fundamentals

In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover wiring switches, dials, and other sensors to lights and other output devices. The three hours will switch between instruction, hands-on, and some free time.

This is a 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 class pairs with the Arduino Programming, EEE202 to complete the second tier of the Arduino Electronics Series. The first tier classes consist of building your first Arduino board and learning the fundamentals of electronics. Neither of those classes are pre-requisites to the second tier, but provide a strong foundation in electronics and soldering. Both classes will help you build more permanent final solutions for your maker projects. Please bring an Arduino compatible board you built in the Arduino Part 1 class and the BUB board. A laptop with the Arduino software and drivers pre-installed is recommended, but not required. 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, +5v, +3.3v, digital 0-13, and a second GND). or an Arduino compatible board that accepts jumper wires and has the following ports: A0, RST, GND, +5v, +3.3v, 5+ digital outs, and a second GND)

If you bring your own laptop, you MUST download and install the Arduino software and drivers prior to class.

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 $20 materials fee before class.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Wiring Fundamentals Sunday, 5/7/17 1:00 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
    Arduino Wiring Fundamentals Sunday, 5/14/17 1:00 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
    Arduino Wiring Fundamentals Sunday, 5/28/17 1:00 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.
   
EEE320: VirtualBench Measurements

National Instruments VirtualBench combines common benchtop instruments into a single, compact device. Learn how to use VirtualBench to measure electronic signals.

Learn how to:
  • Set up and install VirtualBench
  • Set up voltage and current sources with the power supply
  • Take voltage, resistance, and current measurements with the digital multimeter
  • Generate signals with the function generator
  • Use digital inputs and outputs
  • Display signals with the oscilloscope
  • Analyze digital timing with the logic analyzer

1 session currently scheduled:
    VirtualBench Measurements Thursday, 4/27/17 12:00 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.