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 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE316: myDAQ Measurements

Get a basic introduction to measuring and analyzing signals with myDAQ, a portable data acquisition device from National Instruments.

In this class you will learn how to use a powerful portable device that will allow you to measure and analyze the world around you. The NI myDAQ is an entire electronics lab in a box, with 8 unique measurement instruments sized to fit into your pocket!

You will learn how to:

-setup and install a myDAQ

-take voltage, resistance, and current measurements with the Multimeter

-generate signals with the Function Generator and Arbitrary Waveform Generator

-measure waveforms with the Oscilloscope

-use Digital Inputs and Outputs

-perform spectrum analysis with the Dynamic Signal Analyzer

1 session currently scheduled:
    myDAQ Measurements Saturday, 10/4/14 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE317: LabVIEW Experiments

Learn how to use LabVIEW graphical programming to create Virtual Instruments that measure, analyze, control, and log data from real world signals and sensors.

In this class you will learn how to use LabVIEW, a graphical programming language, to automate the measurements covered in the introduction to National Instruments myDAQ Measurements class, enabling you to create systems that interact with the real world based on measurements from the various sensors. You will learn how to implement the logic for a simple thermostat control system in LabVIEW using the input and output capabilities of the NI myDAQ.

You will learn how to:

-create user interfaces with controls and indicators

-use graphical programming structures

-interface digital and analog input and output signals from a myDAQ

-build a custom thermostat through a series of experiments

1 session currently scheduled:
    LabVIEW Experiments Saturday, 10/25/14 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE100: Soldering and Basic Electronics

Learn how to use solder and a soldering iron to make small stick figures, as well as how to solder electronic "through-hole" components for electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBs).

In this class, you will learn basic solder and flux types, safe soldering practices, and soldering iron maintenance. You will learn to de-solder using various techniques, including a "solder sucker" tool or solder braid. In addition, you will build an LED Blinkatron 2000 - it's a simple soldering project that works!

All parts are included. Add the potentiometer to change the blink speed.

This is a fun first class for kids and adults!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Friday, 10/17/14 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 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 Tuesday, 10/7/14 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE310: Arduino Part 3 - Programming

Do you want to bring interactivity and intelligence to your TechShop projects? Programming basics for Arduino builds on the lessons learned in Arduino 1 and 2 with an in-depth look at how to write your own Arduino programs.

In this class, we will cover the structure of an Arduino program, functions, variables, arrays, control structures, using Libraries and Arduino-specific functions.

Students with no programming experience will appreciate learning basic concepts and structures for programming for the Arduino. Students with programming experience will appreciate learning the ins and outs of adapting their coding for use with the Arduino.

Prerequisites: You need a working Arduino board, and the basic concepts of programming.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 3 - Programming Tuesday, 10/14/14 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $115.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.