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March 2014

Hackers in the Pub – March 2014

March 25, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tap House Grill,
411 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

We’re bringing back the “Hackers in the Pub” event for Workshop 88!  We’ll be meeting up at the Tap House Grill in Downtown Glen Ellyn. After some drinks and chatting at the pub we’ll walk down to the Workshop which is only two blocks away! Be sure to bring your latest (small) project, or if it’s too big, just your enthusiasm for it. 😉

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More on Using Eagle CAD PCB design Software – March 2014

March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States
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This class will cover topics in Eagle related multi-page schematic design: Learn pcb layout, completing the layout in preparation for generating gerber files. Using the PCB auto router Using various scripts What you should know before coming to this class: You should be somewhat familiar with electronic circuits. You should be familiar with all the material covered in the first class on using Eagle. What you should bring with you to the class: You should bring a laptop with the…

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April 2014

Using Eagle CAD Software to prepare files for PCB fabrication – April 2014

April 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States
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This class will start with a review of pcb layers Gerber file generation then cover: Sending the packages out for fabrication DIY, and Professional Service Bill of material and parts ordering What you should know before coming to this class: You should be somewhat familiar with electronic circuits. You should be familiar with all the material covered in the first class on using Eagle. What you should bring with you to the class: You should bring a laptop with the free version…

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Introduction to DIY surface mount – April 2014

April 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States
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This class will cover:  How to apply solder paste and place parts in PCB assembly  How to reflow your pcb to solder your components  How to test your board.  What you should know before coming to this class: You should be somewhat familiar with electronic circuits. You should be familiar with all the material covered in the first three classes on using Eagle. What you should bring with you to the class: You do not have to bring anything with…

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June 2014

Introduction to C programming

June 23, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States

What will I cover (for sure)?C – Kernighan & Ritchie style.  Starting with variables (ch 1 K & R) and ending with functions (ch 4 K & R).  We will also cover “printf” formatting (ch 7 K & R) ’cause you’ll need that.What should you bring?Good: You don’t need noth’n but paper and pen to take notes.Better: You could bring a PC w/enough installed to create / run Arduino programs.Best: You could bring a Linux PC with “vim”&”gcc” installed ready…

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July 2014

Introduction to Arduino class (Arduino 101) Wednesday July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
W88,
481 N Main St. Rear Building Unit B, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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Workshop 88 is offering our introduction to the Arduino platform at our makerspace in Glen Ellyn. This class is for anyone (member or non-member) who wants to learn how to get started with the arduino microcontroller, regardless of experience with programming or electronics. Class attendees will learn how to configure their arduino programming environment, how to design simple circuits for interfacing with the arduino and how to write simple programs to control the arduino. What is Arduino, you ask? From their…

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Electronics 101 (July 2014)

July 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
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This is an electronics class for the absolute beginner – we will cover many basic concepts such as: Current Voltage Resistance Ohm’s Law Power Measurement tools Breadboards – How to use them to prototype circuits Circuit diagrams and circuit elements

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Networking Basics (July 2014)

July 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Come out and learn basic computer networking skills! The topics we’ll be covering include: Network addresses Basic home network design Physical interfaces Wireless networking Debugging basic networking problems

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August 2014

Linux Basics (August 2014)

August 4, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

This class teaches the basics of using a Linux system, starting with what Linux is, where it came from, and why you might want to use it.

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January 2015

Shop Maintenance Day

January 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

With the start of the new year, we’re planning to spend some time cleaning up the space. We’ll be out at the space all afternoon on January 2nd, so if you’d like to come out and help clean up, stop by.

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