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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

  • 2 sessions currently scheduled:
        myDAQ Measurements Thursday, 4/9/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $35.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $45.00, No Materials Fee
        myDAQ Measurements Tuesday, 4/28/15 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

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        LabVIEW Experiments Saturday, 4/4/15 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
        LabVIEW Experiments Monday, 4/6/15 6:30 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
        LabVIEW Experiments Sunday, 4/26/15 1:00 PM 3.0 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!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Soldering and Basic Electronics Thursday, 4/2/15 10:30 AM 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, 4/7/15 3:30 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
        Soldering and Basic Electronics Monday, 4/13/15 11:00 AM 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
        Soldering and Basic Electronics Thursday, 4/23/15 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.
       
    EEE205: Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming

    This class is an introduction to the use of microprocessors and uses the Arduino. This is Part 2 of the Arduino Electronics Series. Part 1 is building your first Aduino board although you can skip that class and just buy one if you like.

    Please bring the Barebones Arduino board you built in the Arduino Part 1 class, the BUB board and a laptop with the Arduino software and drivers pre-installed. The software may be downloaded from Arduino Software. If you do not have a laptop, call your TechShop store to see if there is a computer for rent, or if the class will take place in a computer lab.

    In this class, you will learn how to use an Arduino in simple projects. We will cover programming and the simple electronics need to connect an Arduino to switches, dials, brightness, temperature and other sensors; and to lights, motors 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.

    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). You can either use the board you built in Part 1 Building an Arduino - Educato, or you can bring an Arduino -ompatible board.

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

    There are a few laptops for rent at the Detroit store; please reserve ahead by calling the Front Desk.

    You must make arrangements for a computer before signing up for the class - either be able to bring a laptop, or call the shop for assistance.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 2 - Basic Programming Monday, 4/13/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $70.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    EEE311: Arduino Part 4 - Displays

    A working Arduino display is a vital component to making interactive products, enabling them to feed information and simple graphics back to you and your users without being attached to a computer.

    In this installment of the Arduino programming series, you will learn how to attach a working display to your Arduino project and feed it information to display.

    You will learn both the hardware and software aspects of working with an LCD screen on your Arduino, practice feeding data to it and make the display respond to values input by buttons and a temperature-sensing thermistor. Finally, you will have the opportunity to make a button-controlled animated stick figure.

    Prerequisites: You should be able to program an Arduino reasonably well. Our Arduino Level 2 and 3 classes will prepare you for this class. Please bring an assembled Arduino board with you to this class. You can bring the one you built in the Arduino Level 1 class, or you may bring one you purchased.

    Lab fee will pay for a display, breadboard, wire kit and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 4 - Displays Tuesday, 4/7/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    EEE312: Arduino Part 5 - Inputs

    The Arduino Inputs class builds on participants' experiences in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to work with information from a variety of external hardware devices.

    You will wire and program several projects to explore how to interpret and utilize the signals that different inputs feed into the Arduino, as well as learn how to write programs that work with these values.

    Class projects include advanced button work, noise detection, creating a touch sensor out of any capacitive surface, working with light and heat, and even using an accelerometer to detect motion like modern video game controllers or smart phones.

    Prerequisites: A good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. Please bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to class.

    Materials fee covers a piezo buzzer, a variable resistor, a thermistor, a photo resistor, an accelerometer and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep afterwards.

    1 session currently scheduled:
        Arduino Part 5 - Inputs Saturday, 4/18/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
    6 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $90.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $115.00 plus $20.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.