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January 2014

Programming a Tiny85 with Arduino – January 2014

January 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Tiny85: a simple, cheap alternative to dedicating an Arduino to a long-term project Atmel offers several processor chips in the same family as the Arduino's ATMega328P that are often perfect for a simple permanent controller. This class introduces you to the ATTiny85, with mention of some others. You'll leave with an '85 running a simple blinkie with code you wrote, you ported to Tiny85, and you burned into the '85 along with a mini shield to use an Arduino as…

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February 2014

Mastering the Linux Command Line – February 2014

February 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States

Linux gives us the power we need to crush those who oppose  us.  Learn how to being to use the hundreds of tiny utilities contained  in *nix systems to create simple solutions that you may think require writing a program, script, or complex system. Forget spending countless hours designing, writing ,and debugging code in the cloud. See the methods taught in this class to begin to understand how to quickly link Linux commands together to create quick solutions to what…

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Introduction to vim class – February 2014

February 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Workshop 88,
481 North Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Learn how to edit text like a pro using vim!  Students will learn how to create new files, edit text, and use powerful replacement techniques with regular expressions.  No experience necessary! Please bring a laptop with one of the following versions of vim installed: Windows: gvim Mac: MacVim Linux: Any command line version

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March 2014

Arduino 301 – Controlling the outside world – March 2014

March 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States

Workshop 88 is offering a continuation of the Arduino classes featuring a concentration on interfacing the arduino with external devices.  solid state relays, H-bridges and other ways of controlling high voltages sources and motors. If you already have an arduino, you have all the materials you'll need for this class.  Otherwise, you can order a kit and we'll have it for you when you come to the class. What you need to bring to the class: a laptop with the…

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Arduino 301 – Controlling the outside world – March 2014

March 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-8402 United States

Workshop 88 is offering a continuation of the Arduino classes featuring a concentration on interfacing the arduino with external devices.  solid state relays, H-bridges and other ways of controlling high voltages sources and motors. If you already have an arduino, you have all the materials you'll need for this class.  Otherwise, you can order a kit and we'll have it for you when you come to the class. What you need to bring to the class: a laptop with the…

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Using Eagle CAD PCB design Software – March 2014

March 15, 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 Schematic capture, PCB design, and CAD File generation. What you should know before coming to this class: You should be somewhat familiar with electronic circuits. What you should bring with you to the class: You should bring a laptop with the free version of CadSoft Eagle PCB installed and running on it. What you will leave the class with: After the class you should have the ability to capture a electronic circuit into a schematic, build…

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Learn to Solder – March 2014

March 19, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Workshop 88,
481 N Main St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Image credit:MJN123 Have you been dabbling in electronics and building all your circuits on breadboards? Maybe it's time you learn how to solder with Workshop 88! Want to improve your soldering skills? Come to our soldering class and see what you can do to make you soldering better.  What you need to bring: Nothing! We'll have everything for you. What you will leave with: Knowledge of proper soldering techniques.

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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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