July 7, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harnessing Electricity is a SUPER POWER!
A SUPER POWER you can begin to learn in this 2.5 hour Makerspace class taught by Andre, an instructor with a passion for democratizing engineering and making the complex simple to understand.
Now more than ever, there is no reason not to get started learning how to work with electronic equipment and teaching yourself how to design and build electronics.
This course is designed for complete beginners and is designed to take you to confidence working around all types of electricity (and to recognize electrical danger so you don’t work on things you shouldn’t!)
In this class, you will come away with your own circuit on a breadboard that you have built using the most common electircal components (Wire, switches, resistors, transistors, capacitors, Diodes and an Integrated Circuit).
Along the way you’ll master these concepts:
-What is Electrical Power and How to measure it?
-How to deeply and intuively understand concepts like Volts, Amps, Resistance, Ohm’s Law
-How does wall outlet electricity differ from that in a battery?
-How do you work with and on electrical devices safely and without damaging components or yourself?
-How do you interpret a circuit diagram?
-How to safely and correctly Use the basic Electronics Workbench Tools at the Makerspace
-How to use a Breadboard to Build a Working Prototype of a Circuit
This course is a pre-requisite to higher level electronics courses at the Makerspace and is intended for beginners of al ages.
If you already have electronics skills you can test out of this directly into higher level courses. This is for total beginners.
*NOTE: This is not a course on how to solder. Soldering is a seperate course and all the circuits we will build in this class involve no soldering.
Intended for 18 and up (exceptions can be made for ages 15-17 that are interested, and 12-14 are ok if they attend with a parent). Contact organizer for approval for students younger than 12.
$75 General Admissions
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MEMBERS: be sure to use your monthly discount code to redeem your 30% discount!
To ensure that spaces aren’t taken up by people who wont be able to make their classes, there are NO REFUNDS offered for any of our official classes (this may or may not include classes organized by 3rd parties which are hosted in our space). If you are not able to make it to a class please contact us and we will credit you for a space in another class.
MEMBERS MUST CHECK THEIR EMAIL FOR THE MONTHY DISCOUNT CODE. If a member buys a class ticket without entering the correct discount code we are not able to retroactively apply the discount. Codes are sent out every month and member discounts are not applied without manually inputting the code. If you are at all unsure about the discount code or discount process please contact us before buying a ticket.