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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 be feel confident implementing LEDs lighting in your next project and make it sparkle.



2 sessions currently scheduled:
    LEDs for Artists Monday, 3/27/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    LEDs for Artists Tuesday, 4/4/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE401: National Arduino Day Open House! Free 2-week Membership

Come and learn about microcontrollers and celebrate International Arduino Day at TechShop Pittsburgh!


Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino that is open to anyone who wants to celebrate Arduino and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with them.


Local microcontroller enthusiasts will display and demonstrate setups that use Arduino microcontrollers, and there will be a drawing to win an Arduino kit!




Event open to both members and non-members of TechShop.



Interested in starting your own Arduino project? Join us for an Arduino Class! Half off class if you enroll on Arduino Day 4/1!



Free 2 week membership available to first time TechShop members only. Must be activated by May 1, 2017.

1 session currently scheduled:
    National Arduino Day Open House! Free 2-week Membership
(Arduino Build and Program)
Saturday, 4/1/17 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 50 SEATS TOTAL
50 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up FREE, No Materials Fee
   
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 Saturday, 4/29/17 6:00 PM 3.0 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.
   
EEEPITT: Arduino Day!

50 student from University of Pittsburgh will be working in teams to code, solder and build their way to glory in this fun-filled day of learning!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Day! Saturday, 4/1/17 10:00 AM 6.0 Hours 50 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
   
EEE003: AdaBox003 Project Workshop

Project: An Arduino-based spy gadget
Duration: 3 hours
Materials: AdaBox003, MDF, spy stuff
Take Home: A working spy gadget.We are excited to be a part of the AdaBox003, the third installment in the electronics subscription service from Adafruit. Through our partnership with Digi-Key and maker.io, we have the pleasure of introducing a spy gadget take on the contents of the AdaBOX003.

In the world of top secret espionage, your information needs to be secret and secure. Follow through this fun 3-hour build with step-by-step help from an instructor. This project integrates nearly every sensor in the AdaBox003 and is a great place for beginners and experts alike. Beginners will appreciate the guided dive into the world of sensors and programming while experts will be inspired to find new ways to integrate the capabilities of the AdaBox003 into their maker projects.

Sign up while there are seats left. Each person will get their very own AdaBox003 to take home and all the materials to create a project worthy of a super spy. The project will be revealed before the class as DigiKey publicly unveils the AdaBox003 on March 28th. Anyone not satisfied with the project will be able to get a full refund up to 48 hours before the start of the project class.

Due to the high price of materials, Unlimited Class Pass holders will have to pay $70 to cover the material costs for this class. UPC holders who are ADAbox subscribers may bring their AdaBox003 to waive the $70 materials fee.



1 session currently scheduled:
    AdaBox003 Project Workshop Monday, 4/24/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $109.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $129.00, 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!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Saturday, 3/25/17 12:00 PM 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
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Thursday, 4/6/17 6:00 PM 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
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Thursday, 4/20/17 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 Saturday, 4/29/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 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.
   
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 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, +5, digital 0-13, and GND).

If you bring your own laptop, you MUST pre-download and install the Arduino software and drivers.

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

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Programming Fundamentals Wednesday, 4/5/17 7:00 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 Wednesday, 4/19/17 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.