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 ELECTRONICS (EEE)
 
   
EEE527: Working with Electroluminescent Wire

Do you like to glow in the dark? Looking for a fun and easy way to jazz up the season, but aren’t quite sure how?

Join us to learn the basics of our favorite glowing embellishment, the electroluminescent (EL) wire.

In this workshop, we will show you how to solder together your own piece of EL wire and give you your own set up to take home! We will also talk about how how EL wire works, how to assemble a working length of it, how to attach it to clothing, and more!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Working with Electroluminescent Wire Wednesday, 5/25/16 3:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Working with Electroluminescent Wire Thursday, 6/2/16 4:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Working with Electroluminescent Wire Saturday, 6/11/16 2:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Working with Electroluminescent Wire Monday, 6/27/16 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $60.00 plus $15.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE100: Electronics Instruments and Measurement

Understand and test your electronics with state of the art measurement equipment available at TechShop.

In this class, you will learn how to competently use a digital oscilloscope to probe and troubleshoot circuits. You will learn how to use high resolution digital multimeters to measure things like AC and DC voltages and currents, resistance, capacitance and other critical circuit parameters. You will also learn how to set up and use DC power supplies with current limiting capability. Finally, you will use an advanced function generator and learn how to generate sine waves, square waves at varying frequencies and voltages.

Master these tools and make all of your electronics projects work!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Friday, 5/27/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Friday, 6/17/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Electronics Instruments and Measurement Saturday, 6/25/16 1:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, 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 Saturday, 5/28/16 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Soldering and Basic Electronics Wednesday, 6/8/16 2:30 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 Saturday, 6/25/16 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
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE201: Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP!

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, solder together your own TrashAMP, a unique portable speakers for your smartphone, electric guitar, and more!

All materials will come with the class.

This is a fun first class for anyone!

5 sessions currently scheduled:
    Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP! Sunday, 6/12/16 4:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP! Saturday, 6/18/16 4:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP! Sunday, 6/19/16 1:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP! Friday, 6/24/16 7:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Soldering and Basic Electronics - Solder a TrashAMP! Wednesday, 6/29/16 2:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $35.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $35.00 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.

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Wednesday, 6/1/16 5:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Saturday, 6/11/16 2:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Arduino Part 1 - Building An Arduino - Educato Sunday, 6/26/16 1:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $75.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $30.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
EEE313: Arduino Part 6 - Outputs

The Arduino Outputs class builds on students' experiences in the earlier Arduino classes and focuses on how to control a variety of external hardware devices with an Arduino. Students will wire and program several projects to understand the main principles of controlling hardware with signal output from the Arduino.

Projects in this class include making a breadboard drive around, adding sound to the Arduino project, investigating different types of motor control, controlling devices that work off a range of values (pulse width modulation) and controlling devices that require other power sources like motors and lamps through the use of relays and MOSFETS.

Prerequisites: You should already have a good understanding of Arduino programming, which you can learn from TechShop Arduino classes. You also need to bring a functioning Arduino and breadboard kit to the class.

Lab fee will pay for a piezo buzzer, variable resistor, thermistor, motor, servo motors and various small parts required for the class. They are yours to keep after class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Arduino Part 6 - Outputs Thursday, 5/26/16 7:00 PM 3.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.