Weekend electronics workshop #1: Electronics Bootcamp

Workshop #1: Electronics BootcampA hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of electronic circuits.

-Make a battery

- Draw a resistor

- Introduction to:LEDs, Resistors, Capacitors, Transistors, Switches

- Use multimeters to measure DC voltage, resistance, continuity

- Build multiple circuits to demonstrate each component, using Snap Circuits

Lunch will be provided.

Taught by Jesse Seay of Columbia College

$42 for the workshop, but you can have $10 off if you sign up for and attend both workshops. We'll reimburse you at the second workshop.

If you're interested in coming, but can't for financial reasons please reach out to apply for a scholarship.

This workshop is for people who don't identify as male. People who identify as female or queer are welcome.

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  • Jesse S.

    I've created a Meet Up group specifically for the Women's Electronics Workshop, because we're definitely going to keep doing this! Please join up and spread the word!


    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Fo

    great resources jesse & kathy. thanks for them!

    June 23, 2014

  • Jesse S.

    If you'd like to learn more about electronics try these resources:

    http://electronicsclub.info/ This site is intended for UK high school students of electronics, has lots of useful diagrams. http://www.allaboutcircuits.com Kathy's excellent suggestion (below). A free online college-level textbook, very comprehensive. Make: Electronics by Charles Pratt I highly recommend this for beginners. Great illustrations, very approachable for all ages. Each chapter contains experiments that teach you the fundamentals (and you can buy all the materials for them in a kit.)

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/ Instructables.com is a platform for anyone to offer instructions for making anything. Lots of good tech/electronic/Arduino projects, plus some basic tutorials like this one. Have fun!

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Kathy F.

    I really enjoyed this session and looking forward to next week! While researching what Jesse taught us about the flow of electrons and our Ben Franklin nomenclature (positive/negative), I came across this site that I really like: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/1.html

    I'm sure there are a million tutorials -- just thought I'd pass along this good one :)

    1 · June 23, 2014

    • Jesse S.

      This is a great resource, thanks so much for sharing! I've looked at other parts of this site before, but not that page-- I enjoyed reading their explanation of conventional vs. electron flow.

      June 23, 2014

  • Rodica T.

    What's the deal with the address? I'm in front and cannot get in. Wasted a good 30 mins going in between the 2 addresses.

    June 21, 2014

    • Jesse S.

      I don't know what happened with the address, but the good news is, it's been corrected for Workshop #2. See you there!

      1 · June 22, 2014

  • Christine La R.

    I enjoyed the workshop on electronics, especially the learning involved with the snap circuits. I felt I could use more time. Pus, now I wonder how some of this knowledge could be put into place, like making the inside of a ceramic pot light up, or sounds or even LED lights in a fountain. This workshop made me want to learn more, but the application process is still a little fuzzy.

    June 22, 2014

    • Jesse S.

      Hi Christine! Thanks for joining us! We'll be covering application in workshop #2, where we'll learn to solder, and then build a circuit with LEDs. I'd like to do a sound workshop later this summer-- unfortunately, there's only so much you can cover in one day! But now that you've been introduced to the fundamentals, I hope the next steps will be much easier!

      June 22, 2014

  • Fo

    Jessie's awesome, but please fix & post the proper address. We lost valuable workshop time going to the wrong place!

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Christine La R.

    I'm looking forward to this workshop. I will be curious to add the ideas presented to my artist ventures in any form or fashion.

    June 20, 2014

  • Rodica T.

    Umm...I rvsp-ed for both and paid for each $42, but I now think the second one was only $32 with the $10 discount. What to do?

    June 20, 2014

    • Francesca

      You'll be reimbursed at the second workshop.

      1 · June 20, 2014

  • Fo

    looking forward to this jesse. i may not be able to attend workshop #2 (it's pride weekend) and want to. have you scheduled more at another time?

    June 16, 2014

  • Jesse S.

    If you'd like to do the workshop but can't make this date, let me know. I've started a list for future workshops. If you'd like to be on it, please send me an email!


    June 15, 2014

  • Janice M.

    Hi, will there be any other dates for this meetup? I can't make it on the 21st. Also, is this course required for the second meeting?

    June 11, 2014

    • Janice M.

      Awesome. Thanks

      June 13, 2014

    • Kaitlyn H.

      Sent you an email.

      June 14, 2014

  • Jenny T.

    Can you RSVP without paying right away? As a PS1 member, I get a reduced price and don't want to pay $72.

    June 10, 2014

    • Jesse S.

      Hi Jenny, check the instructions I sent you by email!

      June 11, 2014

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