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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, 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 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Electronics and Soldering Fundamentals Friday, 8/25/17 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Programming Fundamentals Thursday, 8/31/17 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    * 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.