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Core: Intro to Circuits

Instructor: Steve Graves, master maker.

I am changing the description below. This is an introduction to circuits. The assumption is that a student knows very little. The building of a circuit will be done in the next class in the series. In this class, I hope to take you from knowing very little, to feeling like you can build a circuit with a good idea of why it works.

This class builds on our Intro to Arduino class, and is a hands-on approach to basic circuits with the goal of building your first simple project using the Sparkfun Redboard Starter Kit.

Bring your own laptop. You should have a downloaded the Arduino programming environment prior to class. You can obtain it for from

Cost: $15 for non-members, free for members.

If you need the Red Board Kit, it is $50. Those who took our Intro to Arduino class will already have this (and once you have it, you're good to go for Intro to Arduino too).

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  • Ethernet - 4.

    Thank you for your time Steve, I'm looking forward to taking the next class in this series later this year.

    June 17, 2014

  • Jon A.

    NOTE: We are now moved into the new Nassau St. location near Westshore and this class will take place there.

    June 14, 2014

  • Gem E.

    Hey! I already have an 'intro to circuitry' kit that is quite exhaustive as I got it from the USF EE department. (, under 'course materials' and 'arduino kit'). I already have a breadboard and an arduino uno, as well as plenty of capacitors and resistors. Would you still advise that I purchase the RedBoard kit?

    June 11, 2014

    • Steve G.

      The bottom line is that I think that someone should be able to take this class without buying a kit.

      June 12, 2014

    • Gem E.

      Ok, I will bring my kit and you can let me know if it looks good for the implementation class.

      June 12, 2014

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