[Noisebridge-announce] Circuit Hacking Monday

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Sun Nov 23 20:15:38 UTC 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)
 - breadboarding
 - 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
 - breadboards
 - 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
every Monday.


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