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What are transistors anyway?

Almost 60 years old, the transistor is the cornerstone of the world of electronics - both analog and digital. In this lesson we will cover the basic of the transistor and why its use is still important in the digital world.

What is the difference between NPN and PNP?
What are the most popular transistors?
Why are they important in robotics?

We will build some small test cases on our breadboards (bring your starter kit) to understand how they work.

Schedule: Two classes of 2 hours each. 30 minutes of introduction and 1h30 of workshop and hands-on.

Age group: Please note that transistors is a complex subject and may be more suited for +9 year old.

Material: If you have a starter kit, bring it as well as your multimeter. If you don't have a starter kit, I can provide you with all the components necessary, but please email me a request (I need to order some parts). Approx costs $15.

Fee: None (unless you don't have a kit).

Collateral: There will be some collateral to download before the class. You can access it from box.com. Send me an email if you don't have an account yet.

Don't hesitate to contact me directly for questions, feedback or suggestions on making the classes better.

~Stephane

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  • Amy R.

    Great idea to include the kids bodies in the circuit

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great. Wonderful teachers. I learned lots and so did the boys!

    May 4, 2013

  • Lawrence G.

    The class was excellent. We really enjoyed the teachers and we learned a lot. We are looking forward to the next class.

    May 4, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Stephanie, I will need a starter kit for the 9 am class on Saturday 5/6

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just my son and I

    May 3, 2013

  • Bill A.

    Sorry, my kid is not feeling well, and will be staying home instead.

    May 3, 2013

  • Alane S.

    I will bring my 11-yr-old son.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Seanain S.

    There was an e-mail showing a second time for this on Mon 4/29 at 11. Was that a typo? It would be a good time for us.

    April 21, 2013

    • Stephane C.

      That was an initial typo when I duplicated the Meetup. I won't have the material done by then. Sorry :-(

      April 21, 2013

  • Seanain S.

    I'm sorry we can't make it on 5/4. Tanner has a baseball game at 11, so both the 9:00 and 11:00 times wouldn't work. We'd love it if you would post your notes to the Box.com site.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plus Dad. We have a kit will we need more items?

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2 adults, 3 kids

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2 11 year old boys and myself

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Bill A.

    Myself and my daughter Sophia.

    1 · April 15, 2013

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