November 4, 2017, 11am-3pm: CLASS: Intro to Basic Electronics (Make your own Piano)

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Interested in Electronics? Want to build cool gadgets? Want to make your own Robot and take over the world? Come to HackPittsburgh and learn all about the basics of electronics, and build your own electronic piano!

Topics which will be covered include:

What is electricity?
Essential concepts like: Voltage,Current, Resistance, Power
Ohms Law
Series and parallel circuits
Capacitors and Inductors
Electronic Speakers
555 timer IC chips
How to use a breadboard
How the electronic piano works.

This is a 4 hour course with 30 minute lunch. You get all the materials (including breadboard), and detailed instructions on how to build the piano. We will make sure that everyone has their piano working before you leave! Of course you get to keep the breadboard and everything you built.

Reccomended Age: 10 and older. Some very basic algebra will be covered. Kids must be accompanied by Adult (18+)

Prior knowledge: Basics of elementary school chemistry and physics, pre-algebra

This is part of a series of courses at HackPittsburgh designed to educate the general public about science and technology. The course series consists of:

Basic Electricity and Electronics
Learn to Solder
Basic Arduino Programming
Advanced Arduino Programming
Sensors Sensors Sensors
Motor Control

More courses may be added in the future. If you have an idea for one and want to learn something, let us know!

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