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 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE831: Spooky Skeleton with LED Eyes!

Join us and build an animated LED face for a spooky maker project. This 3-hour workshop is a great beginner electronics project that covers the fundamentals of electronics and microcontrollers. The project, a programmable LED board, was designed specifically to bring your Jack-o-lantern or skull to life and stand out from the crowd. Learn how to build and program your module to make fun animated eyes for any of your Halloween decorations.

Please note: Class coupons or SBU Maker Passes can not be used for workshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Spooky Skeleton with LED Eyes! Saturday, 10/21/17 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.
   
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, you will 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 Saturday, 10/21/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Friday, 10/27/17 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $80.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Sunday, 10/29/17 11:00 AM 3.0 Hours 5 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Build an Arduino Friday, 10/27/17 6:00 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.
   
EEE317: myDAQ Measurements

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

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:
  • Set up 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, 10/28/17 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 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.
   
EEE319: myRIO Experiments

Learn to use the National Instruments myRIO for wireless real-time intelligent control and measurement.

In this class you will learn how to program the NI myRIO embedded hardware device, enabling you to write programs with NI LabVIEW that interact with various sensors. You will learn how to implement the logic for a simple remote weather station that logs temperature data using the embedded capability of the NI myRIO.

You will learn how to:
  • Set up and install software on a NI myRIO
  • Measure voltage and other real world sensor inputs
  • Use NI LabVIEW RT to build a standalone Acquire-Analyze-Control application
  • Explore the internal accelerometer, PWM, serial protocols, and FPGA
  • Connect to the cloud and publish measurements
  • Build a remote weather sensing station through a series of experiments
Prerequisite: Successful completion of LabVIEW Experiments prior to taking this class

1 session currently scheduled:
    myRIO Experiments Sunday, 10/29/17 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 5 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.