[Noisebridge-announce] Circuit Hacking Monday
adi at hexapodia.org
Sun Nov 23 12:15:38 PST 2008
Come on by 83c Wiese St from 6-10PM on Monday November 24 for a
cooperative workshop on circuit hacking.
Topics will include, as interest warrants:
- soldering (everything from through-hole to SMD rework)
- 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
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.
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
If you can, please bring
- multimeters (we have just 2 at 83c)
- Arduino / clones
- USB - serial dongle for your Arduino
- 9V batteries (a bulk donation would be great)
Some ideas if you're coming up blank:
- 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.
This is planned to be the first workshop in an ongoing series, hopefully
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