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. We’ve got some great new soldering irons that you’ll get to make use of during the class.
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!
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!
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.
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:
Reading circuit diagrams
Parallel and Series
How they work
Using them as a switch
Building your LED throwie!
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!
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.