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Intro to Electronics

Not Yet Ready, This Class is Still Pre-Proposal

Summary: A firehouse introduction to analog and digital electronics, for complete novices. Student walks away with a basic electronics kit and enough electronics knowledge to start building simple projects
Pre-Reqs: None
Schedule: Three hours, twice a week for four weeks
Fee: $200 + $100 Materials Fee
Contact: board@makeitlabs.com

Outline:
Week 1:
Basic hands-on electronics
  • Voltage and Current
  • Frequency
  • How to use and read instruments
    • Multimeter
    • Power Supply
    • Oscilloscope
  • The basic components and how to identify them
    • Resistors
    • Capacitors
    • Inductors
    • Diodes
    • Transistors
  • How to read a circuit diagram
  • How to use a breadboard
  • How to solder
Project: 
LED 555 blinky

Week 2:
Analog Electronics
  • Advanced Transistors
  • Basic Filters
  • Power supplies and circuits
  • Opamps
Project:
AA USB-Charger

Week 3:
Digital: Analog to the X-Treme
  • Basic Boolean Logic
  • Clocks and Timers
Project:
Binary Calculator

Week 4:
Wrap-up
  • Where to buy components
  • How to get PCBs made
  • Where to learn more
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