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Eagle PCB CAD Crash Course

October 2nd, 2011 Comments off

 

If you’ve wanted to make your own circuit boards and turning the schematic you have on paper or in your head into a finished board is the stumbling block, this course is for you. This Eagle PCB CAD Crash course is intended for those who already know what an electrical schematic is and vaguely how to construct one – the focus will be exclusively on Eagle software NOT general electronics knowledge. The course will be an introduction to the Eagle software available from http://www.cadsoftusa.com You should have Eagle installed on a laptop prior to coming to class – both the Linux and Windows versions are fine. Creating schematics, creating boards from schematics, basic manual layout chores, the relationship between schematic and board, making gerber files for board houses, finding libraries, making custom parts will be covered. If you have a schematic that you would like made into a PCB, please bring it with you as a “real” example will be much more useful than a contrived one. If there is time, creation of solderpaste masks using the laser cutter will be covered. I’m going to try to leave around a third of the class time for questions and individual assistance.

Date 10/12/11
Time 7pm
Length ~2 hours
money $20 / $10 hive members (See discount code in email)
Max people: 15

Deatils and Signup: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2277391740

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arduino 101 Class

September 22nd, 2011 1 comment

Arduino UnoHive13 is offering another Arduino 101 class.  This is a great intro class designed to get the student comfortable with using an arduino and how to build out their ideas.  This class has been taught at UC in the design school and is targeted to teach from the ground up.  You do not need to have any electronical or programming background to attend this class.  This is a hands on class where you will build out cool blinking light projects and play digital music over a speaker all using a tiny microcontroller.

This class is always a lot of fun and will teach you the tools you need to build out any project on the arduino.  You will become comfortable using the kit and troubleshooting problems.  You will learn how to use the many wonderful arduino resources to expand your knowledge and learn how to use new components.  This class will not use slide show presentation but is 100% hands on and you are encoraged to work in groups or with friends.

In this class you will use an Arduino, breadboard, wall wart, wires, LEDs and speaker.  You should bring a laptop and a USB cable to program the ardiuno.  These are the USB A to B cables (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/512) We will have some on hand but you will have to share.   We are offering two types of tickets.  One with the kit and components included and another ticket price to bring your own arduino.  We will supply LEDs and speakers regardless of which ticket you purchase.

It is recommended you download and install the Arduino software ahead of time.  Software and installtion instructions can be found here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

The instructor for this class is Craig Smith (http://www.linkedin.com/in/agentcraig)
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SMT Hand soldering 101

February 10th, 2011 1 comment

We will be hosting a SMT Hand soldering class at the Hive on Wednesday March 2nd at 7pm.  Goal for the class is to cover simple, easy to do (with a steady hand) techniques and materials used for soldering common SMT packages WITH
LEADS.  NO BGA.  NO QFN.  (i.e. nothing with “blind” pads underneath the device that need soldered – can’t do that well without reflow IMHO)

Targets:
SOIC
TQFP
resistors, capacitors down to 0402 (I’m not good enough to do 0201 by hand consistently)
connectors (mini USB, ethernet, etc.)

This covers 90% of the MCUs, transitors/FETs and passive components commonly used by enthusiasts.  We will most likely be building AMP kits that you will be able to take home after the class.  Seats are extremely limited for this class but if it sells out we plan on having this class again.

Date: 3/2/2011  Time: 7pm-9pm

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Android Dev 101 Sold Out

December 5th, 2010 Comments off

Android Development 101 class has been sold out.  I’ve had some requests to be put on a backup list if anybody drops out of class.  Eventbrite will probably show an opening if somebody drops out but we are currently NOT doing an official wait list.  We are however going to have another android development class sometime early 2011 for those who can not attend this class.  We know the class size is small but we feel that this is a good thing…we just need to have more classes :)

For those who are going to be attending this class, emails will go out as we get closer the the date of the class.  Teaser:  You will be making an app that you can use while drunk to assist in drunk txting your friends … hehe

Android 101 Development Class

November 29th, 2010 2 comments

Learn how to program your own custom applications for Android devices.  This class will go through the quick and easy method using Google’s AppInventor then go into details on how to use Eclipse to design more complicated applications.  This class will mainly focus on creating GUIs, Activities, Intents and callbacks as well as AlertBuilder.  We will also discuss how to run your application in an emulator and directly on your device.

You will want to have Eclipse installed with the android tools ahead of time.  See http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html (Get the Java or RDP version of Eclipse)  If you are having problems getting this installed then Craig will be there at 6 to help but class will start promptly at 7pm.

December 16th, 7pm at Hive13 Hackerspace

Class cost is $20  (Members $10)  Member codes will go out in email.

Limited Seating. We will accept money at the door if seats are still available.

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