Electronics for the Rest of Us!
To most of us, the workings of the electronic devices that accompany (and enable!) our everyday lives often seem mysterious and opaque -- an area of concern for only the most qualified ‘techies’. Though a basic understanding of electronics and programming is generally viewed as a core competency for 21st century success, these topics remain intimidating, as they often appear inaccessible to many students from non-technical backgrounds.
This doesn’t need to be the case.
The development and widespread availability of inexpensive, user-friendly and well-documented electronics -- such as the Arduino -- has made learning and developing these skills accessible (and dare we say, even fun) for students of every age. Such resources now make it possible for even the most inexperienced student to create with electronics, while simultaneously reaping the educational benefits associated with the application of logic and rules to make cool stuff.
This three-day workshop-style workshop aims to:
Facilitators: Jay Brodeur, John Fink, Matt McCollow
Offering: Winter (Term 2), 2016/17
Schedule and Location: The workshop will take place over the following three-day period:
Thursday, 26-Jan 1900-2100 SCDS (Mills Library)
Friday, 27-Jan 1730-2100 Thode Makerspace (Thode Library, Lower Level)
Saturday, 28-Jan 1030-1600 SCDS (Mills Library)
Sign up for this workshop here: https://goo.gl/forms/oC6CMsOrHrjVqWL53
There are no required costs for this workshop – all required materials will be loaned to you at the outset of the workshop, with the agreement that you return all assigned components at its conclusion.
The class will be graded on a pass/fail basis. There will be a total of three evaluation components; all components must be passed in order to pass the workshop.