This open class will generally repeat every week as an educational outreach of Freeside Atlanta. Paying members of Freeside Atlanta may attend free. The class fee for non-members is $10 per session. Project materials may also have a cost.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. The intent of this class is to help the individual participants move forward in learning to apply electronics to real-world problems. We will be designing and building a “chain” or “stack” that will bridge the gap between a laptop computer and a 110 volt 100 watt light bulb or fractional horse power electrical motor. The limitless variations and possibilities make this an extremely flexible project. Come and learn the science and the engineering that makes this such an open-ended project.
We are currently finishing building a delay timer based on the 555 integrated circuit chip. The next project which is in the planning phase is a transistor based circuit to enable us to handle more power.
If you have an “interface” that is not working or not working the way you expected it to work,bring your device and the documentation so we can advise you correctly. If you don’t yet have parts, kits or devices, bring your product and price research, if any.
If all you have is an idea, bring your idea and be ready to talk about it. Expect to review basic electronics and design from the ground up. Our goal will be to help you get started or move forward from where you are.
Your electronics leader for this series is Wayne Salhany. For information about Wayne, see his LinkedIn profile.
Email [masked] for more details or if you have a question. There is a gate code to get into the complex, which you can get by emailing [masked] with the subject: gatecode
Membership is not required to attend these meetings or to take our classes. However, all guests will be required to sign liability waivers, which is standard practice for makerspaces.
Freeside membership does get you 24hr access to the space with your RFID card, access to our Member message board, invitations to member meetings, a vote on how the space is used, and more!