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 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE317: 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:

  • 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 Wednesday, 3/11/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 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.
       
    EEE318: 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, 3/21/15 3:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, 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
    Prequisite: Successful completion of LabVIEW Experiments is required prior to taking this class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        myRIO Experiments Tuesday, 3/17/15 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, 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.
       
    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!

    2 sessions currently scheduled:
        Soldering and Basic Electronics Monday, 3/2/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Soldering and Basic Electronics Tuesday, 3/24/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 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, 3/3/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        * 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 Saturday, 3/21/15 11:00 AM 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.
       
    EEE314: Arduino - Experiments

    You’ve got an Arduino. You know how to program it. Now what?!

    In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your Arduino actually DO things. We’ll set up the Arduino IDE, go over some simple programming and then start experimenting!

    We’ll cover how to work with information from external hardware devices including analog and digital input sources as you wire and program projects that explore how to interpret and utilize the signals that the inputs supply the Arduino. We will also cover how to control external hardware devices via digital and PWM outputs as you wire and program projects that teach the main principles of controlling hardware with information output from the Arduino. You will also learn both the hardware and software aspects of working with an LCD screen by attaching a display, feeding it information and making the display respond.

    Prerequisites: Students need to have a good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from the TechShop Arduino Programming class. You also need to bring a functioning Bare Bones Board & BUB, or an Arduino UNO along with the proper USB cable. The class is taught in the computer lab and PCs will be available for all students to use.

    Lab fee will pay for a display, tri-color LED, servo, breadboard, wire kit, storage box and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino - Experiments Tuesday, 3/31/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.