Third Friday Electronics Night

March 17th, 2011 by uptownmaker

Arduino in hand

Image courtesy of the Arduino team

Tomorrow is the third Friday of March, so we’ll be doing an electronics chat in the classroom. I’ll bring in some goodies and we’ll talk about Arduinos and whatever else catches our fancy. 7:00!

First third Friday electronics night

February 14th, 2011 by uptownmaker

Electronic whiz-bangs

I tried this once before (on Saturdays) and it didn’t really take, but this Friday night I’m going to set up shop for a couple of hours at the Hack Factory to answer questions and tinker with electronics.

I’ll be there from about 7:30 to about 10:00. This time, there’s no focus and no organization- whatever you want to talk about I’ll try and answer. In the future, though, I expect that we (there are some people who have expressed an interest in becoming “regulars” at such an event) will pick a project and devote some time to that project.

This event is free for members; we ask a $5 donation from any non-members who wish to attend.

Arduino for the complete newbie

February 10th, 2011 by uptownmaker

Arduino in hand

Image courtesy of the Arduino team

Twin Cities Maker is proud to offer an introductory class to the Arduino. This class will focus on breaking users into the Arduino gently by explaining the basics of the programming environment, terminology and concepts, use of online help, and modifying an existing program to suit your needs.

It assumes no prior programming experience; if you are a fairly confident programmer, you may wish to wait until the future sessions, or attend an upcoming electronics discussion night (third Fridays).

For more information, please see the Eventbrite page. Four of five tickets are already sold; if I get enough interest I will open another session as a single class on a Saturday.

Fundamentals of Electronics class

January 13th, 2011 by uptownmaker

I’ll be teaching a “Fundamentals of Electronics” class on February 1 and 3 (Tuesday and Thursday) at the Hack Factory.

The intent of this class is to lay a ground work for understanding what electronics is, why we do it, how it relates to the real world, and to provide some introductory tools for getting started tinkering.

For more information, check out the Eventbrite page. Class size is limited to five students, so register soon!

The Internet of Things

August 12th, 2010 by uptownmaker

This coming Wednesday, @jmstriegel, @johnbaichtal and I will be having a little chat about “The Internet of Things”.

If you have an interest in this (either in making projects, speculating wildly on the future of embedded internet, or just listening to us pontificate), stop by and join in!  We’ll probably be getting started at about the usual meeting time of 7pm.

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