Maker Workshops Spring 2012

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Adult - FabLabSD ProgramsFor Spring 2012, we are pleased to announce that we will be extending our course offerings, including Adult programs. We will have more brand new class offerings, more total classes over the course of the season, and some very nice new venues.

Many adult courses have the option of being accredited through UCSD Extension.
We are now able to offer certificate programs for post-high school Adults, all available through a unique Fab Lab + UCSD Extension partnership program.
These classes at Makerplace are for ages 18+.  If you are looking for classes for youth, our summer courses are listed online at k12.ucsd.edu

Check out the amazing new MakerPlace – a 14,000 square foot DIY fabrication facility. These classes will be held at the space: 1022 West Morena Blvd, Suite H, San Diego, CA 92110

 

Spring Workshops

Custom Circuitry: Turn Your Schematic into a Machine-ready File

Circuit Design

If you have a schematic for a board that you’d like to create, we’ll help you get it into EagleCad or Fritzing and get it ready for machining. If you don’t have a custom schematic, and just want to learn the software, we’ll give you a template schematic to work from. We will show you how to use the software and get your file ready to be loaded into the K2 milling machine. Through this process, you will be introduced to tools required to create a custom-made PCB board so that you can continue to work on projects beyond this class.

Level: Beginner
Open to members AND NON MEMBERS
*This class counts as a basic safety and usage class
Please Note: We are rescheduling this class to a later date, please email info[at]FabLabSD[dot]org with questions.
$75 + $25.00 materials fee – includes PCB and your own specialized bit

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Learn Arduino

arduinoThis 4-part workshop is geared toward beginners as well as more accomplished Arduino users. Beginners should start at Workshop 1, where we will get you up to speed on the fundamentals of electricity and electronics, so that you understand the components you’ll be working with, and can feel confident discussing and building your project. By Workshop 2, we’ll move into an overview of the use of microprocessors, and work with the Arduino to program an LED blink sequence. Workshops 3 and 4 will further advance into the intermediate levels of programming and electronics. By workshop 5, you’ll be integrating Processing with Arduino, adding interactivity to create interactive environments through visual or physical sensing and controls.

Over the sessions of the course, you will learn all about physical electronics, the inputs and outputs of the Arduino board, going over theories and concepts of electricity and electronics. You will also learn how to code your very own programs using the freely available and open-source software: Arduino, which is similar to C++ and Processing’s IDE. At the end of the course, you will have produced controllers and receptors based on the Arduino microprocessor, in order to accomplish various tasks.

If you are interested in receiving a certificate of completion for this class, attendees who complete 4 of the 5 workshops are eligible for a UCSD Extension accreditation option. This is an additional cost of $165 upon completion, for the 3 unit UCSD Extension certificate. Please let us know if you are interested in this option up front.

Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Beginners should start at class 1 and progress.
Open to Members and Non-Members
Find out more about the Arduino microprocessor here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Hardware

About the kits for these workshops:
We have had some questions about whether  people can buy their own parts.  We are asking that you purchase the pre-made kit here so that everyone has exactly the same materials.  We have worked hard to source the best prices, and the only other comprable kits online (such as the Sparkfun Arduino Inventors kit) costs ~$30 more.  We are passing the savings directly to you for our many hours of best-deal-finding.

The kit for Arduino workshops 1-3 includes : Arduino Uno SMD, Breadboard, Clear Self-Adhesive, USB Cable A to B – 6 Foot, Relay SPDT Sealed, Buzzer – PC Mount 12mm 2.048kHz, Mini Photocell, Hobby Motor, Trimpot 10K with Knob, Momentary Push Button Switch – 12mm Square, Resistor 10k Ohm 1/6th Watt PTH, 330 Ohm or 560 Ohm resistor, Diode Small Signal – 1N4148, LEDs, Tri-Color LED, Jumper Wire, 9v batteries, Shipping

 

Arduino Workshop 1

Electrical Fundamentals
An In-depth Introduction to DC Basics – Everything you need to know to be able to understand and discuss fundamental concepts of electricity and electronics.

This workshop will get you up to speed on both terminology and understanding of electricity and electronics through experimentation and hands-on activities. You’ll be seeing, touching and working with the things that we explain. We will cover Electricity and Analogies, Current, Voltage, Power, Ground, Resistance, Ohms Law, Circuits, Schematics, Series and Parallel Circuits, DC Battery, Breadboard, Wire, Switches, Resistors and LED, as well as a brief description of Arduino (which will include installing the software and exploring the IDE), and lots of examples. Soldering will also be covered. This is a beginner-friendly level workshop. This workshop is hands-on, no boring theory lessons! We will supply the necessary components.

Level: Beginning
Open to Members and Non-Members
For members, this counts as a basic safety course for the electronics lab.

Sunday May 6 11:00 – 3:00

*Due to interest, We have added a second session on the same day from 4:00-8:00
$55 Class + $60 materials kit fee – includes Arduino, cable, wire, batteries, LEDs, and all necessary components.  Please see ‘ about the kits for these workshops’ above for more info.

Buy The Materials and Arduino Here:
*Please note that as of Friday May 4th at 3pm, if you register past this time you will be enrolled in the 4:00pm – 8:00 pm version of this class on Sunday 

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Arduino Workshop 2

An introduction to Arduino Programming Language & Building a Blink Circuits.

We will progress into programming the Arduino through a hands-on blink sequence exercise, followed by creating a circuit with 8 LEDs in various light sequences that you control. By the end of this workshop, you will be a more accomplished Arduino user, with an understanding of the fundamentals and syntax of the Arduino language, and inputs and outputs. This class is perfect for new Arduino users, as well as more experienced users who may have programming questions.

Please purchase before May 7 so that we have time to order the parts! 

Level: Beginner (must have completed Workshop 1) or Intermediate electronics and programming experience
Open to Members and Non-Members
For members, this counts as a basic safety course for the electronics lab.
Sunday May 13 11:00 – 4:00
$75 + $60 materials fee – includes Arduino, cable, wire, batteries, LEDs, and all necessary components (If you purchased this for Arduino Workshop 1, you do not need to re-purchase)

Buy The Materials and Arduino Here (if you have not already purchased the kit from Workshop 1) :
Innovation EducationTM ‘Learn Arduino’ kit for Fab Lab workshops:

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Arduino Workshop 3

More on Arduino Software

This workshop will be a continuation of the previous from the Arduino series. We will cover more of the Arduino language and learn the difference between digital and analog pins. We’ll learn about debugging and using external Libraries. As always, everyone will be working with their Arduino board, following along to expand on your knowledge and design your personal projects.

Please purchase before May 13 so that we have time to order the parts! 

Level: Intermediate electronics and programming experience or Completion of Workshops 1-2 required
Open to Members and Non-Members
Sunday May 27 11:00 – 4:00
$75 + $60 materials fee – includes Arduino, cable, wire, batteries, LEDs, and all necessary components (If you purchased this for Arduino Workshop 1, you do not need to re-purchase)

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**Enrollment is closed for this class, but due to interest, we have added a second session on the following Saturday 2nd from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For non-programmers, we will have a session from 10 am to 11 am for people to catch-up on programming concepts. You can use the same button above for registering, or email fabiola (@) fablabsd (.) org to reserve a space for you.

Arduino Workshop 4

AC, Capacitance, Semiconductors, and Motors

This workshop is intended as an eye-opener to what is beyond DC electronics. Still using the Arduino, you’ll be able to integrate more components in your circuits, like capacitors, pots and motors!

Please purchase before May 20th so that we have time to order the parts!

Level: Intermediate electronics and programming experience or Completion of Workshops 1-3 required
Open to Members and Non-Members

Sunday June 3 11:00 – 4:00
$75 + $80 materials fee – includes Arduino, cable, wire, batteries, LEDs, and all necessary sensors, motors and components (If you purchased this for Arduino Workshop 1, you do not need to re-purchase, only add $20 for additional components)

ATTENTION: Due to the Rock and Roll marathon the road leading to Makerplace will be closed on Sunday June 4th.
The Arduino 4 workshop has been relocated to Co-Merge in Downtown San Diego, 330 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101

How to get there:
The marathon takes over a good part of the city of SD, so please check out this map to find out what the best point of entry to Co-Merge may be. The streets leading to Co-Merge are open, but some usual points of entry may need to be avoided, carpooling is recommended.

Rock N’ Roll Marathon Map

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Arduino Workshop 5

Integrating Processing and Arduino

This is a great workshop for projects using interactivity. You’ll learn how to leave all of your intense processing and calculations to Processing, which leaves your Arduino with more time to collect sensor data and more output power – that’s always a good thing.

Please purchase before May 25th so that we have time to order the parts!

Level: Advanced electronics and programming experience or Completion of Workshops 1-4 required
Open to Members and Non-Members
Weekend Workshop: June 24th and July 1st – The Arduino group has spoken, and they’d like to have the next workshop on these days.  If you are an intermediate to advanced Arduino user who has not yet taken a class with us, and you’d like to attend, please email info[at]fablabsd[dot]org to let us know.  This class will involve integrating Processing with Arduino.
$150 + $80 materials fee – includes Arduino, cable, wire, batteries, LEDs, and all necessary components (If you purchased this for Arduino Workshop 1, you do not need to re-purchase only add $20 for additional components)

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Girls Geek Out

Workshop: Laser Cut Jewelry

Laser Cut JewelryLearn how to use the laser cutter and how to prepare files for laser cutting while creating custom-designed jewelry. Bring your own photo image (file types: .jpg, .psd, .ai, .png, .svg) to etch onto an acrylic or wood shape. If you have a specific shape that you’d like to have cut, you can bring those files as well as we’ll help you trace them. If you don’t know how to design a digital file using Illustrator or Corel, don’t worry – we’ll help you get there. Please bring your image files on a flashdrive/memory stick. If you don’t have files, don’t worry – we will supply you with a set of options. We will provide colored acrylic and wood for you to use – if you’d prefer to bring your own materials, they should be wood or acrylic, ¼ inch thickness or less.

Level: Beginner
Open to Members and Non-Members
Sunday May 13 – 4:30 – 7:30
$55 – includes materials

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Electronics for New-Comers: Electrical Fundamentals

Electronics for New Comers

An In-depth Introduction to DC Basics – Everything you need to know to be able to understand and discuss fundamental concepts of electricity and electronics.

This workshop will get you up to speed on both terminology and understanding of electricity and electronics through experimentation and hands-on activities. You’ll be seeing, touching and working with the things that we explain. We will cover Electricity and Analogies, Current, Voltage, Power, Ground, Resistance, Ohms Law, Circuits, Schematics, Series and Parallel Circuits, DC Battery, Breadboard, Wire, Switches, Resistors and LED, as well as a brief description of Arduino (which will include installing the software and exploring the IDE), and lots of examples. Soldering will also be covered. This is a beginner-friendly level workshop. This workshop is hands-on, no boring theory lessons! We will supply the necessary components.

Level: Beginning
Open to Members and Non-Members
For members, this counts as a basic safety course for the electronics lab.
Please Note:  Class is now Saturday May 5th, from  12:00 – 4:00

$55 Class + $20 materials fee – includes breadboard, LEDs,  batteries, jumper wires,  and all components

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