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 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE302: LEDs for Artists

In this LED for Artists seminar, we will discuss the many different types of LEDs and colors available as well as cover some very basic electronics so you can power your LEDs without burning them out.

You will learn how to power and connect strip LEDs, neopixels, and RGB LED strips with a microcontroller. By the end of the class, you should feel confident implementing LED lighting in your next project and make it sparkle.



1 session currently scheduled:
    LEDs for Artists Saturday, 7/1/17 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
EEE867: Musical Tesla Coils

Build your very own Tesla coil and jam out with it.

Once your build is complete, with assistance from our Tesla expert, you can actually use it to play music! How rockin' is that?

1 session currently scheduled:
    Musical Tesla Coils Monday, 7/10/17 7:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 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.
   
EEE101: 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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Tuesday, 6/27/17 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Friday, 7/21/17 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Thursday, 7/27/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 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.
   
EEE202: Arduino Programming Fundamentals

In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover programming simple electronics such as switches, dials, and other sensors; and to lights 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 class pairs with the Arduino Wiring, EEE201 to complete the second tier of the Arduino Electronics Series. The first tier consists of building your first Arduino board and basic electronics. Neither of those classes are pre-requisites to the second tier, but provide a strong foundation in electronics and soldering, which 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. 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 pre-download and install the Arduino software and drivers.

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 $20 materials fee before class.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Programming Fundamentals Tuesday, 6/27/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Arduino Programming Fundamentals Saturday, 7/1/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Arduino Programming Fundamentals Tuesday, 7/25/17 6:30 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.
   
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 Saturday, 7/8/17 12:00 PM 3.0 Hours 8 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.