From 757Labs

[edit] Current Classes

  • Intro to CAD October 29, 2011 | February 25, 2012

[edit] Requests

We have a great place and a community where people can come together to make things. In that spirit, take a moment to list some items that you would like to learn, share, and grow with others:

  • Locks How They Work -- class date/time tbd
  • Basic analog electronics
  • How to solder (basic kit construction)
    • First session on 3/5/2011 @ 2:00pm
    • Second session on 9/17/2011 @ 1:00pm
    • Third session on 11/19/2011 @ 1:00pm
    • Fourth session on 12/10/2011 @ 1:00pm (Private Class)
  • Introduction to microcontrollers (Arduino)
  • Introduction and visualization with Processing
  • Ham radio something or other?
  • Introduction to computer programming (languages)
  • 3D design with Google SketchUp
  • 3D printing
  • Introduction to test equipment (O-Scopes, multi-meters, logic probe, function generator, etc...)
  • Cisco networking
  • Oracle Solaris Systems Administration class
  • Other????

[edit] Past Sessions

Basic Electronics - Test Equipment - Troubleshooting Theory Class Cost: FREE

Seating is First Come First Serve with priority to paying Lab Members. Once the Course starts, people may sit in on a space allowable basis. After 3:00 PM on the first day of the course, class reservation for Lab Members Priority will be nullified.

This class is geared for total beginners who have a desire to understand basic electronic concepts, how to use test equipment and how to troubleshoot circuits.

The course will start off with the following format and morph as each session passes.

Beginning of each session will cover some Electronics theory which in turn will lead to building circuits on solderless bread boards. After circuit construction, verification of the circuit and other series of testing will be covered with the applicable test equipment for the circuit type built. Troubleshooting concepts will be covered as circuits develop from simple to more complex scenarios.

All classes will be open to student discussion. The idea is to ensure that everyone leaves that day with an understanding of the concepts discussed. Remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask!

The final goal is to have students be able to read a schematic or follow an undocumented circuit from start to finish and have a reasonable understanding of what is going on and how to troubleshoot the circuit.

Please post any questions to the 757Labs mailing list until further notice.

Electronics Class Reference Material