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Basic Breadboard Electronics Series (Introduction - Week 1 of 10)

The Basic Breadboard Electronics learning series is designed to train and empower anyone with an interest in electronics to be able to master the basics. We will cover component identification and properties, Ohm's Law, power, test equipment, common analog and digital circuits, sensors, motors, integrated circuits, microprocessors and modules. The theory will be limited to the scope of a weekend hobbyist and what is needed to enable you to confidently select the best component values and develop your own projects. 

We are going to begin November 23rd and run every Saturday morning at the new MakerSpace until January 25th (10 consecutive weeks).
Jaycon is offering parts kits to correspond with the labs each week for $10; which are optional but highly encouraged for the 'hands-on' fun element of learning.

Please 'RSVP' by responding to this thread so we have enough materials available.
The site is complete, containing all of the material, handouts, etc http://martyn.dev5.webenabled.net/
Basic Breadboard Electronic Series

1 Introduction 11/23/13
2 Component Identification and Attributes 11/30/13
3 Basic Circuits 12/07/13
4 Power Sources and Test Equipment 12/14/13
5 Transistors 12/21/13
6 Integrated circuits 12/28/13
7 Digital Logic 01/04/14
8 Microcontrollers 01/11/14
9 Sensors 01/18/14
10 Motors 01/25/14

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  • John M.

    James, thanks so much for your presentation today and all the work leading up to it. Although I managed a Radio Shack in the 80's, I never worked worked with stuff on the component level...very interesting and informative.

    November 23, 2013

    • James M. D.

      Sorry about the "Rat-Shack" comments; I was their best customer for decades!

      November 23, 2013

    • John M.

      No apology necessary. Builders were my most interesting customers. Never made any money off of them cuz their total bill was rarely over $10, lol.

      November 24, 2013

  • James M. D.

    Thanks for all of the helpers today!

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I will not be able to attend this instance as I had planned; unexpected Saturday family event. I will try to reschedule for the next new/newbie opportunity.

    November 23, 2013

    • James M. D.

      Just come to week 2; we'll help you catch up!

      November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative! Thank you James for your expertise and Derrick for the kits!

    November 23, 2013

  • Bruce J.

    Interesting, entertaining, informative ... Looking forward to next week

    November 23, 2013

  • Eugene W.

    I would be happy to be a helper when I am present.

    November 19, 2013

  • James M. D.

    I would like to recruit some helpers for this series; if those with an electronic background would volunteer to wear a 'helper badge' and assist those near by I would greatly appreciate it. Also, if we could be loaned some scientific calculators that would be great.

    November 19, 2013

    • Brandon I.

      I'll be there with my son, who's been learning about electronics already and my other kids (who I'm hoping will get inspired to want to learn). I have some experience and, while I'm far from an expert, I'd be happy to help others as far as I can while learning more, myself.

      November 19, 2013

  • John G.

    Just realised I cannot attend as I have to goto my daughter's UCF orientation. But I still want a parts kit.

    November 5, 2013

    • John G.

      Another change of plans. I'm available until 12:30 or so. See everyone there!

      November 19, 2013

  • Bruce J.

    JUst found out about this and thought I'd give out a try. Looking forward to the experimentation.

    November 9, 2013

    • James M. D.

      with your background you will be a great asset to help other people get up to speed. Welcome to the class!

      November 10, 2013

  • Jack S.

    OOps. WRONG event. Ill make It to the Breadboarding class, but won't make it to the Grand Opening.

    October 30, 2013

  • Jack S.

    Work has called, and I must answer! Dang. I regret that I won't be able to make it.

    October 30, 2013

  • Jack S.

    Deal me in!

    October 25, 2013

    • James M. D.

      Thank you; I'm excited too! Don't forget to press the RSVP button; it helps our planning.

      October 25, 2013

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