About this Event
Come learn the basics of electronics in this one-hour+ hands-on class.
We will be using the popular "555" timer chip to build and test simple circuits in class.
You will learn so many useful electronics things in this class, including:
The basics of electricity
Simple components and how to identify them
How to read a schematic
Building circuits on a solderless breadboard
This class is designed to be mostly "hands-on" with a minimum of theory or, shudder, math. Learn by seeing, hearing, doing and failing. Yes, failing!
Once you complete this course, you can tell your Arduino friends, "I can do that with a 555" (as long as it's blinking an LED, of course).
If this class sparks your interest in electronics, we will also be presenting a more detailed, lecture-based class in The Near Future.
No previous experience is required, just an interest in electronics and How Things Work.
All lab materials will be provided.
Special Considerations and Warnings
We will be using small components and working on a small scale. Please bring your good reading glasses, if required.