Class 1: Introduction to electronics.
This class will be a general introduction to working with electronics, and plan for the series. We will make simple oscillator with transistors.
No experience required. Come if you are interested in using electronics for your art project, music, or if you want to fix the street light after hurricane.
Class will be fun for experienced hackers too, so don't hesistate to come and share your skillz.
We are envisionig this series as something between flocking hacker space and knitting circle. Future sessions will be facilitated by other hackers and participants. Chek the proposal page to see the roadmap.
Handmade Electronic Music : Nicholas Collins
Make:Electronics : Charles Platt
Making things talk: Tom Igoe
Anything on Arduino (we will get there around third class)
(We suggest buying those books, because they rock! but you can also find PDF of some chapters online with simple search)
So, here is a challenge to get material for the class.
You can find following items at local Radioshack, or order from Jameco or Sparkfun, or borrow from friends or family.
Bill of material.
- Soldering iron
- Wire cutter (nipper)
- NPN & PNP & PUT transistors
- various resistors and capacitors (we can provide)
(Update! Get stuff! here is the list https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnAxV8wBfDDvdDd2NEJ4aWFoWmt4LW9ZZlVoRjF3N1E#gid=0)
Don't worry if you can't find them or get them in time, we have extra material for about 8 people.
Free: $5~10 suggested donation toward 155 Freeman space/ extra $tbd if you want to use our parts, or bring your own material
Also, we always welcome snacks!
Facilitator: Taeyoon Choi