We are a community makerspace and part of the Fab Lab network. Youth education is a particular passion of ours and we believe project based education benefits students of all abilities.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist turned entrepreneur. Founder and Program Director of The Foundry, a makerspace which provides teachers, technology, and tools to the community. Project based education is a particular passion of mine.
4 hours/day for 5 days - Introduction to Electronics
Wired to Make Things Work: Intro to Electronics
We rely heavily on the convenience and versatility of electricity. Explore the basic fundamentals of circuitry and learn how modern conveniences in your home operate. Participants will:
Examine currents, amps, volts, charge, energy, electric fields, and more.
Gain understanding of electronic components and functions.
Applying several methods create simple circuits.
Design and build functional electronic objects – flashlight, robot, paper circuit house with light and more.
Instructor: Mary Keane
Learn the basics of electronics and then move on to understanding and programming the fantastically versatile and affordable Arduino board.
An Arduino is an open-source microcontroller development board. In plain English, you can use the Arduino to read sensors and control things like motors and lights. This allows you to upload programs to this board which can then interact with things in the real world. With this, you can make devices which respond and react to the world at large.
This hands-on workshop will prepare you with the fundamental skills and knowledge that you need to start working with electronics and get your Arduino up and running. Additionally, we will show you easy projects for you to do on your own, with clear instructions and parts lists as well as information about additional reference material.