Intro to Electronics
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)
In this workshop, we’ll go through a series of beginner electronics projects, introducing kids to basic components (resistors, switches, capacitors, diodes) and concepts (the relationship between electricity and magnetism, voltage, current, and capacitance). We’ll take apart and examine scrap electronics, learn how to solder, build motors, play sounds, make things blink and spin, and build connections. Sample projects might include: Motor cars, drawdios, popsicle stick reed switches, DIY motors, lightsabers, shake flashlights, solar-triggered bristlebots, and more!
Dates: Thursdays, February 14 – March 21 (5 sessions)
Cost: $100, sliding scale ($10-20 / session)
Age: Kids of any age are welcome, geared towards people who are new to electronics (i.e. more wire twisting, fewer microcontrollers)