[757labs] New Class
757labs at oneross.com
Thu Mar 24 08:53:52 EDT 2011
I know it's short notice, but I'd like to attend if there's still room.
On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 12:44 AM, Harold Scadden <vze4342g at verizon.net>wrote:
> After some consideration ... I have decided not to give the "Test
> Equipment" class as a standalone item.
> It is my belief that it doesn't matter if you know how to use a piece of
> equipment if you have no clue at the items you are looking at ... so
> with that mouth full said ...
> This coming Saturday will be the first in a series of classes that focus
> on the fusion of three different subject matters.
> Basic Electronics Theory, Test Equipment, and Troubleshooting Theory.
> Yeap, now that sounds like even a bigger mouth full! It is.
> The first class will start off with the very beginning basics of DC
> circuits. Each class will revolve around various stages for that day.
> The first stage will involve going over theory of the items to be
> demonstated. The next part will require students to assemble and test
> circuits to demonstate theory that has been taught for that day. The
> next item of order is how to use test equipment to verify theoretical
> computations with actual real world measurements and a round robbin
> discussion on what was covered and questions concerning the material.
> This class, as with ALL classes that I get weasled into we be first come
> first serve with emphasis on paying Lab Members first. However!! Do
> not show up an hour late etc. and expect me to bump someone that decided
> to show up on time. If you plan on attending the class, then let
> someone know. This class is FREE and open to everyone.
> If you already have an understanding of Electronics etc. PLEASE do not
> piss and moan if I am taking it slow to ensure that others in the class
> without experience understand the course material. This class is not
> orientated to those who already have an understanding to whatever level
> in Electronics, troubleshooting etc. It is for those who have little to
> none. This is a "No Geek Left Behind" course.
> Please plan on bringing the following items to the first class if you
> plan on attending.
> Pencil / Paper / Calculator
> Solderless Breadboard
> Assorted Resistors
> 9 Volt Battery with a snap on clip with wires attached.
> A desire to learn
> This class WILL NOT turn you into some college graduate ... it will not
> demonstrate or teach every aspect of electronic theory ... what it will
> do is to help you develop the ability to ask a question in such a manner
> that you can obtain a correct answer for the situation at hand. You
> will not be the Uber Troubleshooting Dude!! You will end up with a
> better understanding of what not to do and how to keep from killing
> yourself in energized equipment.
> My current plan is to start this upcoming Saturday and to continue on
> Saturdays that "I" have off from other events. Since it is my off time,
> you are stuck with my schedule; however, if I am in the Lab at some
> other time ... feel free to ask questions.
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> If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.
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