Our first Using Transistors workshop went well today. We managed to
continue the tradition of blowing up at least one component per class.
This time it was a transistor that shattered due to excessive current.
As usual, the exploding component served to highlight the facts
covered in the class. The workshop attendees got to play with logic
gates, switches, sensors, and motors.
Interest in both of our electronics workshops has remained strong. The
Intro to Electronics workshop on Thursday has been full for a few
weeks, and we already have people on the waiting list for our next
classes. Next month we’ll be having another set of electronics
workshops, so register early to reserve your spot.
We haven’t forgotten about those of you who want a soldering workshop.
We’re hard at work designing a workshop that’s worthy of you. As soon
as we’ve got a curriculum we’re satisfied with, we’ll start scheduling
the soldering workshops.
Introduction to Electronics
Sunday, February 7 2010
This workshop covers everything you need to know to get started in
electronics. We’ll start from the basics of electricity and work our
way up to using integrated circuits. You’ll leave the class with some
simple components and the knowledge to use them.
Sunday, February 21 2010
We’ll explore transistors, what they’re used for, and how to use them.
After an overview of the function of transistors, we’ll spend the
class making some simple switches, logic gates, and an amplifier.