[Noisebridge-discuss] Hardware Hacking Class was a success!

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Wed May 13 17:49:49 UTC 2015

I was hanging fabric in the fox lounge and overheard most of it. Great class! 

A+++ would passively eavesdrop in on again.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:22:41 AM Zach R wrote:
> I think it's safe to say that Monday's 2nd run of the Hardware Hacking Class
> was a great success!  Here are a few pictures (I'll post video later):
> s18.photobucket.com/user/Segasonicfan/library/NB%20Hardware%20Class
> Lots of people came through with great ideas and even helped my poor brain
> when it wouldn't do math hah.  It was a fun night and the class lasted a
> whopping 5 hours!  Of course, people came and went during the time but a
> couple die-hards stayed through to see the final hack of the project.
> If interest continues I can make this a monthly or bi-monthly class at NB. 
> I do enjoy teaching it a lot and the enthusiasm of everyone there :)
> Zach
> From: organicunity at hotmail.com
> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 01:53:37 -0700
> Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] Intro to Hardware Hacking Class - This
> Monday	5/11 6pm
> Hey all,
>   So I hope the Church classroom is available monday (nothing on the wiki)
> cause I would LOVE to finally teach another hardware class! This is going
> to be an intermediate class for those that have already taken Mitch's class
> or have previous soldering knowledge.  I am not going to teach soldering
> but will go into circuit board components, schematics, etc.   Here are some
> ideas I have to teach about:
> Schematics and Datasheets 101: How to Draw Your Own Schematics and Design
> Circuits Yourself! Electrical Components 101: Learn about capacitors,
> resistors, diodes, etc. Simple repairs & Hacks
> also we could learn about datasheets, diy audio sound systems, and other
> ideas I have.  but having these basics down will help a LOT for future
> classes covering more!
> as always, you will get 100000 college credits for attending my classes. 
> There will be a detailed rubric for climbing the social later at the
> beginning of each seminar..
> ...heheh ok not but let's have some fun!  I'll bring broken things we can
> hack and other cool stuff.  Please bring: 1) Notepad with pen (no ipads
> please)
> 2) Your imagination
> 3) A burrito for my stomach (not required but greatly appreciated)
> Class starts at 6pm.  RSVP not necessary but helpful so I know how much to
> bring and setup.
> -Zach
> My Website: www.freewebs.com/vgmods
> (it gets about 2x updates every 4 years.  I'm not kidding)
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