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Basic Electronics Class 2: Animated Toy with Servo Motor Driver Circuit

In this second class in our Basic Electronics Series with instructor, Stan Hanel, animate your Christmas by building a toy with a servo-motor driver circuit that can be controlled by your hand movements.  At the same time, learn how to solder electronic components onto a printed circuit board, how to build a control cable with connectors, and how to install the board into an enclosure that includes servo-motor and control mechanisms.

You will learn:

•  How to solder electronic components for servo motor controller onto a printed circuit board from a schematic

•  How to make a cable with insulated copper wire

•  Techniques for interfacing a servo motor to control motion

•  Building an enclosure for the toy

The class is $20, which includes a $10 fee for the components that you will be taking home. Thank you for supporting SYN Shop!


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  • Bill D.

    Can I sign up for the next one now? LOL I want to make sure I work my entire schedule around it. I'm truly loving these basic electronics classes. I just hope you guys are charging enough to cover expenses and make some extra cash for the shop and to pay the instructors. These classes seem so incredibly cheap for what we're getting. I seriously would have paid $40 for this class instead of $20.

    December 16, 2013

  • Vernon B.

    I understand electric motors now.

    December 16, 2013

  • Vernon B.

    6.26v of animatronic goodness!

    December 15, 2013

  • David M.

    My son loved it, thanks!

    December 14, 2013

  • Bill D.

    This was a great class! I learned a lot! Thanks to everyone who made it possible!

    December 14, 2013

  • Daniel

    Great kit, great instructor and helpers, just the right amount to get your feet wet and push you further.

    December 14, 2013

  • Sully

    Sounds like a good class. Finishing a project and putting it into an enclosure is my weakest point, so hopefully this will help out

    December 11, 2013

  • Stan H.

    Hi, Bill!

    SYN Shop will provide all the tools, electronic components and materials for the class as part of the fee. Just bring yourself, unless you have some electronic tools of your own that you are more comfortable using.

    November 29, 2013

  • Stan H.

    Hi, David!

    No problem

    Each class of the six-part series about Basic Electronics can be taken as an individual standalone class without taking previous classes. We will quickly review a few topics from class 1 but will the second class in the series will focus on electromagnetism, motor theory, DC motors, servo motors, cable wiring techniques, toys, and electronic puppetry.

    November 29, 2013

  • Bill D.

    Do we need to bring anything for this class?

    November 29, 2013

  • David M.

    If we missed first class can we start with this one?

    November 28, 2013

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