Printed Circuit Boards class (July 2011)

Minty Boost XL by Robert Hunt

Minty Boost XL by Robert Hunt @flickr

Jim is going to be running our Printed Circuit Board class again. Last time this class was offered it was really well received by those in attendance. There will also be small W88 logo key fobs as a giveaway for attendees. If you have any small circuits for which a PCB would be appropriate, let Jim Williams know right away. We might be able to add your boards to the class!

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Build out day at Workshop 88 on Sunday June 26th

This Sunday (June 26th, 2011) at 2:00 pm a group of us are getting together at the space to work on finishing up some of the improvements to the space that have been lingering for awhile.  We’d love to see lots of members, friends of Workshop 88 and anyone interested in learning more about the space drop by and see what we’re up to!

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Introduction to Arduino class (June 2011)

Workshop 88 is thrilled to be offering an introduction to the Arduino platform at our new space in Glen Ellyn. 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 home page:

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

You can order Arduino systems from several places, including Adafruit and Sparkfun. Both companies have lots of tutorials and howtos to get you started with Arduinos. If you choose the tuition + materials option, we will have an arduino and assortment of electronics components for you to take home after the class.

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Intro to Electronics

photo by Windell Oskay on flickr

Workshop 88′s Kevin Roof will be hosting an “Intro to electronics” class. Come out and start learning the basics of resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes and basic circuits. In this class you will build an LED throwie which conserves battery power by turning off during the day.

This class will consist of five main sections including:

Series of tubes:
Current
Voltage
Resistance

Schematics:
Identifying components
Reading circuit diagrams

Resistors:
Identifying values
Ohm’s Law
Parallel and Series

Transistors:
How they work
Using them as a switch

Building your LED throwie!

Contact: info@workshop88.com
Twitter: @Workshop88

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More intro to electronics

This is the follow up class to our Introduction to Electronics class. Did you attend the first class and get the book and the supplies? Then you only need to sign up for the class.  Did you not make it to the first class but want to jump into the electronics with the book and the supplies?  We’ve got you covered here, too!

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Introduction to Electronics

Come out and start learning the basics of resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes and all types of basic circuits. In this class you will build an LED throwie which conserves battery power by turning off during the day.

All materials and a textbook will be included for this class.

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