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25 Jun 2012

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Next 5 Events

DIY World Domination Night (With Robots)

Monday, April 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Come on down and hatch your latest global robotic invasion in the warm and hospitable company of other tech enthusiasts! Just working on a hobby project? Well, That's fine too! Bring your work in progress no matter how big or small and get feedback from your peers, or just come for some inspiration.

What's a robot?  Well we like to keep a open view of just what exactly qualifies for a robot.  Building a CNC tesla coil winder?  Robot enough for me.  Feel your favorite coffee making robot needs a face :P, well print that cute little beverage brewing robot an upgrade.  And of course if you're working on a line follower, robotic PDP-11, delta, ball balancer, or 40ft tall mech, that's awesome too,  We like robots in every form.

This is a non-structured event, where SYN Shop members are encouraged to come down at work on their own projects which may be, but are not required to be, robot related.

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Education Committee Needs Your Help!

Monday, April 21, 2014 7:00 pm

As some of you know the Education Committee has applied for a grant to work with the Henderson Library System.  We have received that grant! YAY!  

What that means for the shop is classroom supplies that would allow us to teach classes in the future.  For instance a 30 arudino classroom set that will go to the shop at the end of the program.  It also means that we have some money to help fund projects that would be interactive displays at the library.  We would have a budget to plan and buy equipment for classes.  But none of this can happen without your help.  

The Library wants to kick off a year of STEAM education with an micro maker faire event at their three locations on June 7th.  We will need makers and volunteers to come inspire the next generation!  If this is something you are interested in helping with please come to our informational meeting and share your ideas.  


Thanks, 


SYNShop Education.  

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Craft Night

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Let's get together and work on crafts! While this night is focused on the crafting disciplines, everyone is welcome to show up and hang out. Bring whatever project you are working on, or just come and see what everyone else is working on.

 

 

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Basic Electronics 6 – Troubleshooting: What to do when electronic circuits fail

Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 pm

“Don’t Panic! …and always carry a towel.” – Ford Prefect, “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (1995)

Basic Electronics Class 6 will integrate the electronics concepts studied in the previous five classes of this series, as well as provide a practical approach to the subject for first-time attendees.

The instructional part of the class will focus on:

• How does a power supply convert alternating current (AC) from a 110-volt wall outlet to direct current (DC)? What are the components of a typical AC/DC power supply?

• What is an electronic signal and how does it compare to a waveform or pulse?

• What does an analog signal look like compared to a digital signal? What does an audio signal look like? What do motor control signals look like? What do sensor signals look like?

• How do you operate an oscilloscope and multimeter?

During the practical part of the class, attendees will use an oscilloscope, multimeter and test equipment to take measurements, monitor digital and analog signals within electronic devices, and perform electronic troubleshooting techniques:

• Describe the circuit problem in detail in order to define an area to begin troubleshooting– How did the circuit fail? What part of the circuit is not working?

• If the circuit doesn’t turn on, check the switch, fuse and power supply components.

• Block out the circuit with a schematic or “dead reckon” the circuit flow from power supply to cable harness and printed circuit board paths.

• Look at individual components and use a multi-meter to make static measurements without power to the circuit. What components are most likely to fail first?

• Take “snapshot” voltage readings with a multi-meter when power is applied to the circuit.

• Trace moving electronic signals with an oscilloscope while power is applied to the circuit.

• What would be needed to repair and fix the electronic device under test?

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

DIY World Domination Night (With Robots)

Monday, April 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Come on down and hatch your latest global robotic invasion in the warm and hospitable company of other tech enthusiasts! Just working on a hobby project? Well, That's fine too! Bring your work in progress no matter how big or small and get feedback from your peers, or just come for some inspiration.

What's a robot?  Well we like to keep a open view of just what exactly qualifies for a robot.  Building a CNC tesla coil winder?  Robot enough for me.  Feel your favorite coffee making robot needs a face :P, well print that cute little beverage brewing robot an upgrade.  And of course if you're working on a line follower, robotic PDP-11, delta, ball balancer, or 40ft tall mech, that's awesome too,  We like robots in every form.

This is a non-structured event, where SYN Shop members are encouraged to come down at work on their own projects which may be, but are not required to be, robot related.

SYN Shop

117 N. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101