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'''Circuit Hacking Mondays is a weekly get-together to learn electronics and learn to solder cool stuff! '''
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* You can easily learn all of the skills you need in one session.
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* Make a project tonight, and take it home with you!
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* Most projects take about an hour to make.
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* If you have your own project (advanced or simple), bring it by, and if you would like help, you can get it!
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* '''When:''' 6:30pm till whenever -- some Mondays (on some Monday holidays, volunteer instructors might announce an Early start of 3:00pm.
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* '''Channels:''' Hackitorium Voice/Video channel on discord https://discord.gg/PevwDxC
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[[File:Arduinos_For_Total_Newbies_workshop.jpg|400px|link=chm|right]]
 
 
<span style="color:red;font-size:72px;"> This page is out of date!</span>
 
 
 
<span style="color:red;font-size:24px;">Please look for the event on meetup for updated information.</span>
 
  
 
=== What?  Where? ===
 
=== What?  Where? ===
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: bring it by, and if you would like help, you can get it!
 
: bring it by, and if you would like help, you can get it!
  
'''When''':  7:00pm till 10pm or so -- some Mondays (on some Monday holidays, volunteer instructors might announce an Early start of 3:00pm. Look for the info on the discussion and announcements mailing lists: [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss Discussion] [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-announce Announcements])
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'''When''':  6:30pm till whenever -- some Mondays (on some Monday holidays, volunteer instructors might announce an Early start of 3:00pm. Look for the info on the discussion and announcements mailing lists: [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss Discussion] [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-announce Announcements])
: Most projects take about 1.5 to 2 hours
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: Most projects take about an hour
  
'''Where''':  Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station).
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'''Where''':  Noisebridge, 272 Capp St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station).
 
:Map: [[Getting_Here]]
 
:Map: [[Getting_Here]]
 
'''Who''':  You!  It is fun to make things in the friendly community of Noisebridge.
 
'''Who''':  You!  It is fun to make things in the friendly community of Noisebridge.
 
:Come join us.  Everyone is welcome.
 
:Come join us.  Everyone is welcome.
  
'''Cost''':  Instruction is free!  We ask that people pay only for the cost of the parts used -- kit prices range from $10 to $35. For more information see the list below for current kits
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'''Cost''':  Instruction is free!  We ask that people pay only for the cost of the parts used -- kit prices range from FREE to $35. For more information see the list below for current kits
*'''''[https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Circuit_Hacking_Kits#Kits_That_Do_Not_Require_An_Arduino]''''' (The pricelist for the kits is here)
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*'''''[https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Circuit_Hacking_Kits#Kits_That_Do_Not_Require_An_Arduino Pricelist for kits that may be available]'''''
  
 
'''Instructors:'''
 
'''Instructors:'''
 
:  volunteers who love soldering  
 
:  volunteers who love soldering  
:  [[User:Tman66|J]] has also been teaching on a regular basis since April 2015
 
<br><br>
 
  
<!--b>Circuit Hacking is ON for Monday  June 29, 2015! </b><br><br -->
 
  
Learn to solder! [[User:Tman66|J]] and others will bring kits to make cool, practical, intriguing, hackable things that you can bring home after you make it. Of course, you can also bring your own projects to hack.
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<b>Circuit Hacking is ON for Monday  4-October! </b><br>
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Instructor:<br>
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[[User:Maltman23|Mitch (co-founder of Noisebridge, now visiting from Berlin]]<br>
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman Mitch's Wikipedia page]<br>
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Everyone will learn about electronics and how to solder by making a simple, fun badge that has a blinky light and a flashlight -- and you can wear it home afterwards.
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[[File:ICanSolderBadgeKit.jpg|250px|link=http://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/products/buy.php?productId=solderbadge|center]]
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[http://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/products/buy.php?productId=solderbadge "I Can Solder" Badge kit]
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Learn to solder! Friendly Circuit Hacking Monday volunteers will bring kits for you to make and take home with you.  The kits are cool, practical, intriguing, hackable projects that you can bring home after you make it. Of course, you can also bring your own projects to hack.
  
 
Plenty of '''cool kits''' have historically been available but most of these are not currently in stock, including:<br>
 
Plenty of '''cool kits''' have historically been available but most of these are not currently in stock, including:<br>
 
*'''''[https://learn.adafruit.com/tv-b-gone-kit TV-B-Gone]''''' (turn off TVs in public places!)
 
*'''''[https://learn.adafruit.com/tv-b-gone-kit TV-B-Gone]''''' (turn off TVs in public places!)
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*'''''[https://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/projects.php#ardutouch ArduTouch music synthesizer]''''' Make beautiful music, sound, and noise!)
 
*'''''[http://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/trippyRGB_instructions.php Trippy RGB Waves]''''' (interactive blinky lights!)
 
*'''''[http://cornfieldelectronics.com/cfe/trippyRGB_instructions.php Trippy RGB Waves]''''' (interactive blinky lights!)
 
*'''''[http://analogmachines.com/p/nametag/ "Hello My Name Is" badge]''''' (you may have seen me wearing mine)
 
*'''''[http://analogmachines.com/p/nametag/ "Hello My Name Is" badge]''''' (you may have seen me wearing mine)
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*And more.<br>
 
*And more.<br>
  
If you have a bunch of kits to donate that you think would be great for education and probably beginners, bring them by.
 
 
 
<br>
 
(Not available at the moment:)
 
 
<br>
 
<br>
*'''''Brain Machine''''' (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
 
*'''''Open Heart''''' (animate fun patterns in the shape of a heart!)
 
*'''''Mignonette Game''''' (make your own handheld game console!)
 
*'''''LEDcube''''' (animated 3D cube!)
 
*'''''BoArduino''''' (make your own fully functional Arduino -- for solderless breadboards!)
 
*'''''microcontroller programmer (USBtinyISP)''''' (program all your AVR family chips!)
 
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More info on many of these projects:<br>
 
http://www.CornfieldElectronics.com (click on the "maker faire" tab)<br>
 
http://www.adafruit.com<br>
 
http://www.jimmieprodgers.com<br>
 
http://www.mignonette-game.com<br>
 
http://www.evilmadscientist.com<br>
 
http://analogmachines.com/
 
 
 
 
Anyone can learn to solder!  Even if you have never made anything in your life, you can learn this very useful and enjoyable skill.  It really is fun!  Volunteers at Noisebridge have taught tens of thousands of people to solder all around the world, and they can teach you, too!  Add yourself to the ever increasing community!
 
 
=== 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
 
* programming microcontrollers
 
* using AVR / Arduino / Boarduino to make circuits easier
 
* using oscilloscopes / multimeters to debug circuits
 
* reverse engineering circuits
 
* Designing PCBs using GEDA and EagleCAD
 
 
=== Who? ===
 
Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level or age.  If you have never made a circuit before and have no idea where to start, bring a few dollars ($10 to $30 to cover materials costs of a Brain Machine kit or other cool kits) and build it.  Everyone gets personal attention, and everyone will learn enough to complete their project.  If you have experience, please come and enjoy working on your project with others -- and share what you know!
 
 
=== Why? ===
 
Learn and share with others of all skill levels!  You can come with an idea, or a question, or a circuit you want to hack. You can research ideas on the Internet ahead of time and come put them into practice!  Or, you can learn with a large selection of easy-to-make kits that are available each week.
 
 
=== What can I bring to help? ===
 
No need to bring anything -- just yourself and your desire to play, learn, and/or share.  We have everything you need. But if you like, you can bring:<br>
 
* Your own tools (we have all you need, but you can bring your own)
 
* Arduino / clones
 
* USB - serial dongle for your Arduino
 
* breadboards
 
* If you bring your laptop, we can set it up to program microcontrollers
 
* 9V or AA or AAA or other batteries (a bulk donation would be great)
 
* parts for your own project(s)
 
 
 
=== I am a blank slate! What should I do? ===
 
=== I am a blank slate! What should I do? ===
 
* make one of the many easy kits that are available each week.
 
* make one of the many easy kits that are available each week.
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* reverse engineer something you're curious about.
 
* reverse engineer something you're curious about.
 
* come to Noisebridge and brainstorm!<br>
 
* come to Noisebridge and brainstorm!<br>
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<br>
 
<br>
 
=== Learn More About Electronics and Circuits ===
 
=== Learn More About Electronics and Circuits ===
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'''''Electronic Applications Text: By now you are already taking the "Red Pill"'''''<br>
 
'''''Electronic Applications Text: By now you are already taking the "Red Pill"'''''<br>
 
http://www.ece.mtu.edu/faculty/ljbohman/onlinetext/elapp200.pdf
 
http://www.ece.mtu.edu/faculty/ljbohman/onlinetext/elapp200.pdf
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=== Stuff needed to run Circuit Hacking Monday ===
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Electronics Medium Size Box
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* soldering irons
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* soldering iron stands
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* cellulose sponges (cut small, and made wet with tap water)
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* small wire snippers
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* solder:  60/40 (Sn/Pb), rosin core, 0.031" or smaller diameter
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* multimeters
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* wire strippers
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* soldering iron tip cleaner
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* needle nose pliers
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* solderless breadboards
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* jumper wires
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* Noisebridge stickers
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<br>
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== Archival ==
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If you have any kits to donate that you think would be great, please bring them by!
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<br>
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More info on many of these projects:<br>
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http://www.CornfieldElectronics.com (click on the "maker faire" tab)<br>
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http://www.adafruit.com<br>
 +
http://www.jimmieprodgers.com<br>
 +
http://www.mignonette-game.com<br>
 +
http://www.evilmadscientist.com<br>
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http://analogmachines.com/
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Anyone can learn to solder!  Even if you have never made anything in your life, you can learn this very useful and enjoyable skill.  It really is fun!  Volunteers at Noisebridge have taught tens of thousands of people to solder all around the world, and they can teach you, too!  Add yourself to the ever increasing community!
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=== 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
 +
* programming microcontrollers
 +
* using Arduino to make projects easy
 +
* using oscilloscopes / multimeters to debug circuits
 +
* reverse engineering circuits
 +
* Designing PCBs using GEDA and EagleCAD
 +
 +
=== Who? ===
 +
Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level or age.  If you have never made a circuit before and have no idea where to start, bring a few dollars ($10 to $30 to cover materials costs of a Brain Machine kit or other cool kits) and build it.  Everyone gets personal attention, and everyone will learn enough to complete their project.  If you have experience, please come and enjoy working on your project with others -- and share what you know!
 +
 +
=== Why? ===
 +
Learn and share with others of all skill levels!  You can come with an idea, or a question, or a circuit you want to hack. You can research ideas on the Internet ahead of time and come put them into practice!  Or, you can learn with a large selection of easy-to-make kits that are available each week.
 +
 +
=== What can I bring to help? ===
 +
No need to bring anything -- just yourself and your desire to play, learn, and/or share.  We have everything you need. But if you like, you can bring:<br>
 +
* Your own tools (we have all you need, but you can bring your own)
 +
* Arduino / clones
 +
* USB - serial dongle for your Arduino
 +
* breadboards
 +
* If you bring your laptop, we can set it up to program microcontrollers
 +
* 9V or AA or AAA or other batteries (a bulk donation would be great)
 +
* parts for your own project(s)

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Circuit Hacking Mondays is a weekly get-together to learn electronics and learn to solder cool stuff!

  • You can easily learn all of the skills you need in one session.
  • Make a project tonight, and take it home with you!
  • Most projects take about an hour to make.
  • If you have your own project (advanced or simple), bring it by, and if you would like help, you can get it!
  • When: 6:30pm till whenever -- some Mondays (on some Monday holidays, volunteer instructors might announce an Early start of 3:00pm.
  • Channels: Hackitorium Voice/Video channel on discord https://discord.gg/PevwDxC


Arduinos For Total Newbies workshop.jpg

What? Where?

Happy hardware hackers at Circuit Hacking Monday Happy hardware hackers at Circuit Hacking Monday Noisebridge Soldering Workshop.jpg


What: Weekly get-together to solder cool stuff!

You can easily learn all of the skills you need in one session.
Make a project tonight, and take it home with you!
If you have your own project (advanced or simple),
bring it by, and if you would like help, you can get it!

When: 6:30pm till whenever -- some Mondays (on some Monday holidays, volunteer instructors might announce an Early start of 3:00pm. Look for the info on the discussion and announcements mailing lists: Discussion Announcements)

Most projects take about an hour

Where: Noisebridge, 272 Capp St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station).

Map: Getting_Here

Who: You! It is fun to make things in the friendly community of Noisebridge.

Come join us. Everyone is welcome.

Cost: Instruction is free! We ask that people pay only for the cost of the parts used -- kit prices range from FREE to $35. For more information see the list below for current kits

Instructors:

volunteers who love soldering


Circuit Hacking is ON for Monday 4-October!
Instructor:
Mitch (co-founder of Noisebridge, now visiting from Berlin
Mitch's Wikipedia page

Everyone will learn about electronics and how to solder by making a simple, fun badge that has a blinky light and a flashlight -- and you can wear it home afterwards.

ICanSolderBadgeKit.jpg

"I Can Solder" Badge kit


Learn to solder! Friendly Circuit Hacking Monday volunteers will bring kits for you to make and take home with you. The kits are cool, practical, intriguing, hackable projects that you can bring home after you make it. Of course, you can also bring your own projects to hack.

Plenty of cool kits have historically been available but most of these are not currently in stock, including:


I am a blank slate! What should I do?

  • make one of the many easy kits that are available each week.
  • make an Arduino fade an RGB LED in varying color patterns.
  • make a microcontroller illuminate a 3x3 LED matrix in varying shapes.
  • reverse engineer something you're curious about.
  • come to Noisebridge and brainstorm!


Learn More About Electronics and Circuits


All About Circuits
https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/


Soldering Is Easy
http://mightyohm.com/blog/2011/04/soldering-is-easy-comic-book/


Soldering
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldering


Surface Mount Soldering
https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/category/2


How to Solder
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-solder---through-hole-soldering


Basic Electronics
http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/?ALLSTEPS


Learn more on CHM kits on YouTube
J's Circuit Hacking Mondays Video Playlist


Electronics Tutorials
http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/


Introduction to Electronics Text: This is going deep to the rabbit hole
http://www.ece.mtu.edu/faculty/ljbohman/onlinetext/elint200.pdf


Electronic Applications Text: By now you are already taking the "Red Pill"
http://www.ece.mtu.edu/faculty/ljbohman/onlinetext/elapp200.pdf



Stuff needed to run Circuit Hacking Monday

Electronics Medium Size Box

  • soldering irons
  • soldering iron stands
  • cellulose sponges (cut small, and made wet with tap water)
  • small wire snippers
  • solder: 60/40 (Sn/Pb), rosin core, 0.031" or smaller diameter
  • multimeters
  • wire strippers
  • soldering iron tip cleaner
  • needle nose pliers
  • solderless breadboards
  • jumper wires
  • Noisebridge stickers



Archival

If you have any kits to donate that you think would be great, please bring them by!


More info on many of these projects:
http://www.CornfieldElectronics.com (click on the "maker faire" tab)
http://www.adafruit.com
http://www.jimmieprodgers.com
http://www.mignonette-game.com
http://www.evilmadscientist.com
http://analogmachines.com/


Anyone can learn to solder! Even if you have never made anything in your life, you can learn this very useful and enjoyable skill. It really is fun! Volunteers at Noisebridge have taught tens of thousands of people to solder all around the world, and they can teach you, too! Add yourself to the ever increasing community!

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
  • programming microcontrollers
  • using Arduino to make projects easy
  • using oscilloscopes / multimeters to debug circuits
  • reverse engineering circuits
  • Designing PCBs using GEDA and EagleCAD

Who?

Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience level or age. If you have never made a circuit before and have no idea where to start, bring a few dollars ($10 to $30 to cover materials costs of a Brain Machine kit or other cool kits) and build it. Everyone gets personal attention, and everyone will learn enough to complete their project. If you have experience, please come and enjoy working on your project with others -- and share what you know!

Why?

Learn and share with others of all skill levels! You can come with an idea, or a question, or a circuit you want to hack. You can research ideas on the Internet ahead of time and come put them into practice! Or, you can learn with a large selection of easy-to-make kits that are available each week.

What can I bring to help?

No need to bring anything -- just yourself and your desire to play, learn, and/or share. We have everything you need. But if you like, you can bring:

  • Your own tools (we have all you need, but you can bring your own)
  • Arduino / clones
  • USB - serial dongle for your Arduino
  • breadboards
  • If you bring your laptop, we can set it up to program microcontrollers
  • 9V or AA or AAA or other batteries (a bulk donation would be great)
  • parts for your own project(s)