Activity: Training: Electronics/Robotics

Title: Using Arduinos

Type: Class/Lab, In person, open-ended

Duration: 2 hours, multiple sessions

Pre-req Material: none

Fee: none

Description:

The Arduino is small, affordable, controller used widely for applications such as temperature control, data acquisition, robots, light sequencing, etc.

This class introduces the Arduino, interfacing with the hardware, and programming (in C++).   Additional sessions will deal with sensing , control, and applications; to be directed by interest.

Instructor: Michelle

Schedule: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month


Title: Electrical Fundamentals – DC

Type: Class/Lab,

Duration: 4 hours

Pre-req Material: none

Fee: none

Description:

This class covers basic principles of electricity and electronics using DC.  Topics include the nature of electricity, safety, circuits, units, Ohms law, Kirchoff’s law.  A lab introduces use of a multimeter, series, parallel and combination circuits, and the use of a solderless breadboard.

Instructor: Michelle, Oscar

Schedule: As needed


Title: Electrical Fundamentals – AC

Type: Class/Lab, In person

Duration: 4 Hours

Pre-req Material: Electrical Fundamentals – DC

Fee: none

Description:

This class extends the Electrical Fundamentals to cover AC concepts.  Topics include Reactance, Impedance, Resonance, Frequency and Phase.  The lab looks at measuring AC parameters and basic use of the oscilloscope.

Instructor: Michelle, Oscar

Schedule: As needed – possible additional sessions as needed


 

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