electronics

Arduino Classes Off to a Great Start!

To learn more about this class and schedule or to RSVP and sign up start with the blog post here: http://melbournemakerspace.org/2014/08/arduino-workshops-start-october-4-2014/ The first class went really great today!  There was a full house of 28 people with every single chair and extra chair used by those ready to learn the ins and outs of arduino. …

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Arduino Workshops Start October 4, 2014

Melbourne MakerSpace presents a series of Arduino Workshops beginning Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Have you heard about Arduino? “Arduino is a single-board microcontroller, intended to make the application of interactive objects or environments more accessible. The hardware consists of an open-source hardware board designed around an 8-bit Atmel AVRmicrocontroller, or a 32-bit Atmel ARM. Current models feature a USB interface, 6 analog input pins, as …

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Basic Breadboard Electronics Week 3 of 10: Basic Circuits

Sorry for the late update everyone. Life’s been pretty busy with all the holiday stuff happening. Class 3 at the Melbourne Makerspace was a recap of weeks 1 and 2, as well as an introduction to basic circuits. 25 attendees enjoyed getting together and learning together basic electronics. Using components such as resistors, capacitors, transistors, …

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Basic Breadboard Electronics Week 2 of 10: Component Identification

Today, we held our second course on the Basic Breadboard Electronics classes. Today’s session we discussed component identification. There are 2 parts to this course. Part 1 and Part 2. We apologize for the delay of the classes by a week. The parts that Jaycon Systems ordered were held up in customs last week and we were unable to hold the …

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Basic Breadboard Electronics Week 1 of 10: Introduction Recap

This past weekend was the Introduction of our 10 week Basic Breadboard Electronics classes. It was a great turnout for the first class with over 20 in attendance. The kits provided to us by Jaycon Systems were very helpful in providing a basic knowledge of Ohms Law. James did a fantastic job introducing basic electronics principles to …

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Super Capacitor Flashlight

Here is a really cool flashlight design. that Instructables user EngineeringShock built that charges a bunch of caps and charges via a 9v wall wart. Unfortunately, super capacitors can only be charged to lower voltages; typically around 2.5v or 2.7v as a standard. If you place some super capacitors in series, you can charge to …

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