Keeping “More” Smoke in: Basic Electronics for Makers

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Mike, the newly elected president of Twin Cities Maker will be putting on another round of his basic electronics class, the first round was at Studio Bricolage and was an overwhelming success. Hence another, this one will be fine tuned and most likely better than the last one. If you are at all curious about electronics and want to learn more, this is the place to do it. Mike has a degree in electrical engineering and has been working in the industry ever since, he also has been making awesome things with resistors and other things that have an affinity for electronics on the side. This event is in collaboration with Studio Bricolage and will be hosted there.

Note there is only room for 8 read EIGHT people so sign up soon if you want to get in. Also there are 4 session so you will get your moneys worth.

* From Studio Bricolage

Keeping the Smoke in: Basic Electronics for Makers – session 1
Date and Time:
Jun 9 2009 – 6:30pm – Jun 9 2009 – 8:30pm
Leonardo’s Basement 4301 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55409
$80 for four (4) sessions. Take home materials fee $20. Pay instructor at class. Limit 8 students.

* Tuesday, June 9, (very brief) math refresher, volts, amps, ohms, and using your multi-meter.

With platforms like the Arduino and resources like Make: Magazine, it’s never been easier to get started in electronics. Having an understanding of the basics can make your projects go smoother and save you from costly mistakes that can easily let the magic smoke out of your expensive new Arduino Deumilanove board.

All sessions will include some hands on projects involving solderless breadboards and multi-meters, and all sessions will include some “insider” information on sourcing components (Ax-man, internet shops, etc) and sources for additional information, including books and websites. Bring a meter capable of measuring volts, amps, and resistance.

Instructor: Michael Hord ( is an electrical engineer, perpetual tinkerer and unrepentant dumpster diver.

* Tuesday, June 16, diodes, LEDs, and switches.
* Tuesday, June 23, power supplies and batteries.
* Tuesday, June 30, transistors and a VERY basic intro to the world of integrated circuits.

This program is a collaborative venture of TC Maker and Studio Bricolage.

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