This intro level course will focus on the fundamentals of electronics.
Classes have 3 parts - roughly an hour" of lecture followed by an hour of build time and an hour of "hang out and talk about the things I want to build afterwards for students who have specific projects in mind.
Heavy emphasis will be placed on intuitive understanding of concepts like charge, voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, gain and bandwidth. To reinforce these concepts students will learn circuit construction and debugging using breadboards and multimeters. By the end of the three sessions students should have the tools they need for most basic electronics projects.
The goal of this class will be to introduce students to the world of electronics and teach them enough about electronic components that they can pick up where the class leaves off by easily assembling their own circuits from drawings and continuing to learn on their own.
Students should bring a small breadboard to class. Electrical components will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.
Instructor Biography: James Whong
James Whong is a robotics engineer at Boston Dynamics, and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Olin College of Engineering. He spent most of his college life teaching or being a TA for electrical engineering classes, and has helped dozens upon dozens of students learn how to use electronic components for both good and awesome. He has worked on countless robotics projects, including but not limited to a DARPA Grand Challenge car, a humanoid biped in college (pictured), several home-brew gaming systems, a windowpane-shattering coil gun and more.
Session 1: 12/06/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 2: 12/13/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 3: 12/20/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.