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=== What?  Where? ===
  
 
Come by 83c Wiese St from 6-10PM on Monday November 24 for a cooperative workshop on circuit hacking.
 
Come by 83c Wiese St from 6-10PM on Monday November 24 for a cooperative workshop on circuit hacking.
  
Topics will include, as interest warrants:
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=== Topics ===
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As interest warrants:
 
* soldering (everything from through-hole to SMD rework)
 
* soldering (everything from through-hole to SMD rework)
 
* breadboarding
 
* breadboarding
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* Designing PCBs using GEDA
 
* Designing PCBs using GEDA
  
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=== Who? ===
 
Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level.  If you have never made a circuit before and have no idea where to start, bring $20 to cover materials cost for a Brain Machine kit and build it.
 
Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level.  If you have never made a circuit before and have no idea where to start, bring $20 to cover materials cost for a Brain Machine kit and build it.
  
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=== Why? ===
 
Please come with an idea, or a question, or a circuit you want to hack. Research ideas on the Internet ahead of time and come put them into practice!
 
Please come with an idea, or a question, or a circuit you want to hack. Research ideas on the Internet ahead of time and come put them into practice!
  
If you can, please bring
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=== What can I bring to help? ===
 
* multimeters (we have just 2 at 83c)
 
* multimeters (we have just 2 at 83c)
 
* Arduino / clones
 
* Arduino / clones
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* 9V batteries (a bulk donation would be great)
 
* 9V batteries (a bulk donation would be great)
  
Some ideas if you're coming up blank:
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=== I am a blank slate! What should I do? ===
 
* make an Arduino fade an RGB LED in varying color patterns.
 
* make an Arduino fade an RGB LED in varying color patterns.
 
* make an Arduino illuminate a 3x3 LED matrix in varying shapes.
 
* make an Arduino illuminate a 3x3 LED matrix in varying shapes.

Revision as of 13:14, 23 November 2008


Contents

What? Where?

Come by 83c Wiese St from 6-10PM on Monday November 24 for a cooperative workshop on circuit hacking.

Topics

As interest warrants:

  • soldering (everything from through-hole to SMD rework)
  • breadboarding
  • powering your circuit (bench power supplies, ATX hacking, batteries)
  • making LEDs blink and fade
  • using AVR / Arduino / Boarduino to make circuits easier
  • using oscilloscopes / multimeters to debug circuits
  • reverse engineering circuits
  • Designing PCBs using GEDA

Who?

Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level. If you have never made a circuit before and have no idea where to start, bring $20 to cover materials cost for a Brain Machine kit and build it.

Why?

Please come with an idea, or a question, or a circuit you want to hack. Research ideas on the Internet ahead of time and come put them into practice!

What can I bring to help?

  • multimeters (we have just 2 at 83c)
  • Arduino / clones
  • USB - serial dongle for your Arduino
  • breadboards
  • 9V batteries (a bulk donation would be great)

I am a blank slate! What should I do?

  • make an Arduino fade an RGB LED in varying color patterns.
  • make an Arduino illuminate a 3x3 LED matrix in varying shapes.
  • build an IR -> visible LED transducer and reverse-engineer the Microhelicopter remote control
  • reverse engineer the LED sign circuitry donated by ACCRC
  • build a test circuit for one of our RepRap boards.
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