Workshops in the works


It seems people aren’t satisfied with just two different workshops. Our intro and transistors workshops have been filling up like mad, but you’re still clamoring for more. We’re finally listening to you, and we’ve got a new soldering workshop debuting next month.

Not only that, we’ve got a few new things in the works. Rumor has it we may even start teaching Arduino workshops. Stay tuned to find out more. For now, you’ll have to be content with these three. As always, our workshops require pre-registration in person at the shop.

Introduction to Electronics
We’ll be having three of these throughout March. These are one day workshops, so don’t register for more than one.
Sunday, March 7 from 2 to 4:30
Sunday, March 14 from 2 to 4:30
Saturday, March 27 from 6:30 to 9
Cost: $40

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.

Using Transistors
Sunday, March 21 2010
2-4:30
Cost: $40

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.

Required Equipment:
Breadboard, Multimeter

Intro to Soldering
Sunday, March 28 from 2 to 4:30
Cost: $40

This workshop will go over soldering through hole components. We’ll give you an electronics kit and walk you through putting it together, giving you all the tips and soldering techniques you need to make it work. We’ll also give you a soldering station along with the class.

Processing at 911 Media

If all of that workshop-y goodness isn’t enough for you, you may want to check out the Processing workshop given by our friends at 911 media.

http://www.911media.org/education/classes/processing-beginning.html

4 Tuesdays: March 16 - April 6; 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Members Price: $275
Non Members Price: $335
This course is designed for creative thinkers who are interested in expressing their ideas through code or creating custom software tools.  The course focuses on Processing, a coding language developed specifically for artistic applications. It is easy to learn for non-programmers yet powerful enough for seasoned programmers to rapidly develop concepts.  Processing has the added benefit of being a free and open source tool that is used by a large and very active community of creative minds internationally.  Learning Processing begins with very simple ideas like drawing basic geometry and colors on screen, but can expand in many directions ranging from physical interfaces to complex networked applications.