Are you interested in working with or creating your own electronic devices? Would you like to dazzle your friends with blinky LEDs? Have an idea for an interactive art piece? Want to add some custom sensors to your home automation setup? Ever wonder how an ohmmeter or oscilloscope might help you? Then we have the series for you!
Every month, squidwrench will be hosting a monthly series on electronics. We started from very basic concepts, and we help folks build a solid foundation as we go along. These workshops aim to be very hands on. We will cover some concepts to establish an understanding, and then move into application and practice.
This first meeting was an overview of voltage and current, and Ohm's Law, as well as some hands-on time using a volt meter, ammeter, and ohmmeter. We will try to adjust the curriculum to fit our attendees, so please contact us to let us know what you're interested in!
We have plans to cover everything we can including theory and math, practical use of instruments, various soldering and desoldering techniques, as well as design and (super small scale) manufacture of printed circuit boards. If you don't know what some of those words mean, come on out anyway and we'll get you up to speed!
We have some tools available for use, including meters, scopes, and soldering stations, so if you're brand new, just bring a notebook and a pencil. If you have your own tools and would like to be more proficient with them, feel free to bring those.