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Saturday Feb 3, 2018 10:00 am

Join Stan Hanel as he teaches you how to Build a variable frequency tone generator while learning basic electronic prototyping and soldering techniques at the same time.

The class will focus on practical hands-on skills. Each participant will be given a kit, and will walk away with a new self-made gadget.

1. Electronic Components Overview

• Passive Components (Resistors, Capacitors)

• Active components (diodes, transistors, semiconductors)

• Integrated Circuits (digital, analog, microprocessor)

• Schematic Symbols for Electronic Components

• Feed-through printed circuit boards, surface-mount printed circuit boards and their related components

• Where to purchase electronic components locally and online.

• Relative costs of electronics components when estimating a project. 


2.  How to use a solderless breadboard for prototyping

• Establishing Power RailsComponent placement and interconnection

• Building simple circuits using passive components

• Building simple circuits using active components (analog vs. digital)

• Breadboard a simple circuit


3.  How to transfer a solderless breadboard circuit to a more permanent feed-through printed circuit board using soldering iron, jumper wires and hand tools.

• Handtools Overview: Solder and Soldering irons, de-soldering tools, diagonal cutters, needlenose pliers, wire strippers

• Working with feed-through printed circuit boards

• Mounting components and jumpers to interconnect circuits from breadboard.

• How to make a good solder connection on a single-sided printed circuit board

• De-soldering components when repairing printed circuit boards

Cleaning the PC board after soldering to remove flux