Adult class -- Hands-on Electronics Design and Fabrication Workshop
This workshop is for people who are using or considering the use of electronics in exhibits and art-installations. The workshop will provide a hands-on look at fundamentals for manipulating and using electronic sensors with micro-controllers and PC's typically used for exhibit installations. The use of novel interface electronics and electromechanical devices will be examined. Beginners are welcome.
Participants will work with an Arduino Uno microcontroller and a CAEED remote sensor "shield"
for building projects. Each participant will take home the microcontroller and electronics sensor board.
The workshop will demonstrate the concepts for designing robust, reliable, and maintainable
electronic controls that will survive the rigors of a publically-installed environment. Strategies to make a re-usable and scalable program will be explored. Based upon the participants' experience, the session will consider more advanced topics such as digital communications protocols, designing printed-circuit boards using internet resources and industrial programmable-logic-controllers will surveyed. The class is limited to 10 people.
The workshop fee does includes a micro-controller kit and lunch: the working lunch will be a buffet style with a choice of sandwiches and salad; there will be a vegetarian selection but not kosher selection.
Dr. Stan Cohen, a NMMNH&S Science, Research Associate and CTO of BiRa Systems is the Workshop leader. Stan worked as a Physicist/Engineer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 20 years before retiring in 2004.
For more information go to the CAEED.org web site or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum Age: Sophomore in H.S.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science reserves the right to cancel any event that does not reach a minimum of 5 participants.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|