Circuit Hacking Night

From Artisan's Asylum

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m
 
Line 9: Line 9:
A free basic intro to soldering class and advice and supervision as you work on a project. You do not have to pay anything to attend, and need not be a member.  Everyone should sign up through [http://circuithackingnight.eventbrite.com/ Eventbrite] and bring a project or buy one at the Asylum.  
A free basic intro to soldering class and advice and supervision as you work on a project. You do not have to pay anything to attend, and need not be a member.  Everyone should sign up through [http://circuithackingnight.eventbrite.com/ Eventbrite] and bring a project or buy one at the Asylum.  
-
E&R Lab director Jimmie Rodgers description:
+
Things are flexible; we usually ask what you want to do, or what project you might want to work on.  We have a number of kits for sale for people who would like to make something. This is also a fund-raising event for the Asylum, all instructors will be volunteers, so the donations and the margins will go towards E&R for new tools and parts.  We can go over a bit of electrical and electronics theory, and give you some of the basics, but we can only give a general overview.  
-
We'll give a brief into to electronics, and then will have a number of kits for sale for people who would like to make something. This is also a fund-raising event for the Asylum, all instructors will be volunteers, so the donations and the margins will go towards E&R for new tools and parts.
+
-
We'll only be going over a basic overview of soldering and electronics, which will be enough to build a kit from instructions. We also have a full soldering course that will go over things much more in-depth.
+
We'll only be going over a basic overview of soldering and electronics, which will be enough to build a kit from instructions.  
== Electronic Kits Available ==
== Electronic Kits Available ==
 +
Circuit Hacking night is a fundraiser for the E&R lab.  If you would like a project to work on the profit from sales of any of these kits will help keep the lab up and running.  Currently we have the following available.   
Circuit Hacking night is a fundraiser for the E&R lab.  If you would like a project to work on the profit from sales of any of these kits will help keep the lab up and running.  Currently we have the following available.   

Current revision as of 10:06, 20 December 2017

The E&R lab will be available for non-members to learn basic electronics and work on projects.

When

Wednesday nights 6PM - 8PM.

What

A free basic intro to soldering class and advice and supervision as you work on a project. You do not have to pay anything to attend, and need not be a member. Everyone should sign up through Eventbrite and bring a project or buy one at the Asylum.

Things are flexible; we usually ask what you want to do, or what project you might want to work on. We have a number of kits for sale for people who would like to make something. This is also a fund-raising event for the Asylum, all instructors will be volunteers, so the donations and the margins will go towards E&R for new tools and parts. We can go over a bit of electrical and electronics theory, and give you some of the basics, but we can only give a general overview.

We'll only be going over a basic overview of soldering and electronics, which will be enough to build a kit from instructions.

Electronic Kits Available

Circuit Hacking night is a fundraiser for the E&R lab. If you would like a project to work on the profit from sales of any of these kits will help keep the lab up and running. Currently we have the following available.

Arduino Compatibles

  • Diavolino w/ Battery pack ($15)
    • A low-cost but shield compliant Arduino clone. Needs FTDI programmer.
  • Boarduino ($20)
    • A breadboard compatible Arduino clone. Needs FTDI programmer.

Arduino Shields

  • Open Heart ($20)
    • A wearable heart shaped LED matrix for the Arduino.
  • Relay Shield W/ googly eye Shield ($20)
    • A shield for controlling large sources of power. (such as AC power from the wall)
  • Motor Shield ($20)
    • A shield for controlling both DC and stepper motors easily.
  • Gamby ($25)
    • A game shield for the Arduino.
  • LoL Shield ($25)
    • A 14x9 LED matrix that is easy to program, and can display text, animations, games, etc.
    • Available in Red, Green and other colors.
    • An UV LoL Shield is available for $10 more. The cheapest way to get high brightness UV LEDs!

Complete Arduino kits

  • Arduino Starter Pack with LoL Shield ($50)
    • Comes with everything you need to get started with Arduino, as well as a LoL shield. (UV +$10)
  • Meggy Jr RGB ($75)
    • An Arduino based game system with a 8x8 RGB display. Needs FTDI programmer.
  • Bulbdial Clock ($95)
    • A beautiful clock that is something like a digital sundial.
    • Our kits include the Chronodot and case.

Arduino Development

  • FTDI Friend ($15)
    • A USB to serial programmer for most Arduino clones and kits.
    • Not a kit, but allows programming of Arduino boards that don't have a USB port.
  • ISP Shield ($15)
    • A shield for programming AVR chips.
  • Budget shield 3x pack ($15)
    • A 3 pack of cheap prototyping shields that are Arduino compatible.

Standalone kits

  • MiniPOV3 ($20)
    • A column of 9 LEDs that you can use to display text and images with persistence of vision.
  • Minty Boost ($20)
    • A USB charger for your digital devices that runs on 2xAA.
  • TV-B-Gone ($20)
    • A kit that turns off TVs in public places. So much fun!
  • Art Relay Board ($20)
    • A programmable digital timer and relay. Can be used for all kinds of imbedded art projects!
  • Drawdio ($20)
    • A simple noise maker that allows you to change the sound by drawing!
  • APC Kit ($25)
    • A simple sound synthesizer kit. You'll need your own Altoids style case or something similar.
Personal tools
Wiki Maintenance