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



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


LED 555 blinky

Week 2:

Analog Electronics

  • Advanced Transistors

  • Basic Filters

  • Power supplies and circuits

  • Opamps


AA USB-Charger

Week 3:

Digital: Analog to the X-Treme

  • Basic Boolean Logic

  • Clocks and Timers


Binary Calculator

Week 4:


  • Where to buy components

  • How to get PCBs made

  • Where to learn more