Keeping the Smoke in: Basic Electronics for Makers

Date and Time: 
Apr 7 2009 - 6:30pm - Apr 7 2009 - 8:30pm
Location: 
Leonardo's Basement 4301 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55409
Fee: 
Class Full

With platforms like the Arduino and resources like Make:
magazine, it's never been easier to get started in electronics.  Having
an understanding of the basics can make your projects go smoother
and save you from costly mistakes that can easily let the magic smoke
out of your expensive new Arduino Deumilanove board.

1st session Tuesday, April 7,  amps, volts, watts, resistors, capacitors, and diodes

2nd session Thursday, April 9,  power supplies, batteries, and fuses

3rd session: Tuesday, April 14,  semiconductor basics including transistors, op-amps, and
                                                   digital integrated circuits

All sessions will include some hands on projects involving solderless
breadboards and multi-meters, and all sessions will include information
on sourcing components (Ax-man, internet shops, etc). Bringing a meter
capable of measuring volts, amps,and resistance is suggested, but not
required.

Instructor:  Michael Hord is an electrical engineer, perpetual tinkerer
and unrepentant dumpster diver.

2nd and third sessions are Thursday, April 9, and Tuesday,  April 14

This program is a collaborative venture of TC Maker and Studio Bricolage

Registration is now closed for this workshop.