Building Interfaces between Computers, Electronic Circuits and the Real-World

Note to prospective NEW attendees: We are nearing the point where it will be hard for new attendees to easily "get up to speed" and be successful in the project build phase. Over the next two weeks we will lay out the plan for the resulting project, specifically the type of motor and motor drive electronics. After that is finalized, I am going to close the group to new members.

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.

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 leaders for this series will be Chris Moore and Wayne Salhany. This class will be conducted by Wayne. For information about Wayne, see his LinkedIn profile.

Additional info:
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!

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  • Wayne S.

    I have my car back. See you there!

    May 30, 2013

  • Ian S.

    Any idea if this class will repeat? And if so, when? I wish I could have taken it but missed the first few.

    May 29, 2013

    • Wayne S.

      I am thinking about starting fresh this fall.

      1 · May 29, 2013

  • Kanaan

    Will do. Good luck with the car.

    May 28, 2013

  • Wayne S.

    I'm having car trouble and I may have to cancel Thursday night's meeting. As it is now, I am also going to miss tonight's Open House. Today is Tuesday. You need to check Thursday before you go out of your way and noone is there.

    May 28, 2013

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