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Make Your Own Robotic Arm

Explore laser cutting, Arduino programming, and robotic automation in this challenging workshop. Learn specific Arduino concepts and basic robotic purpose by assembling your own robotic arm. One class fee pays for one kit.

Assembled robotic arm - learn to build with laser cutting, Arduino implementation, circuit soldering

Make Your Own Rac3r Robot

3D print, assemble, and code your own arduino-based robot racer! 3D print the robot body, then explore breadboards to assemble the circuitry necessary to bring your robot to life. Children ages 10 + are welcome if accompanied by a parent.

  • Member Price: $79
  • Non-Member Price: $79
  • Length: 3 hours

Introduction to Electronics

Join us in NextFab’s comprehensive Electronics lab! Explore the tools and processes we have available to transform your projects. Learn about Printed Circuit Board design and manufacturing, then try your hand at soldering together your own hydro-inspired PCB. This class is designed for makers of any skill level.

Learn electronics - Introduction to Electronics

Circuits I

Explore the behavior of electricity in this introductory circuits class. Learn about voltage, current, resistance, and the relationship between them. Experiment with resistors, LEDs and other diodes while you practice translating schematic drawings into real circuits! No prior experience with electronics is required.

  • Member Price: $69
  • Non-Member Price: $119
  • Length: 2 hours

Circuits II

Bring your electronics knowledge to the next level in this advanced circuits class. Learn about diodes, capacitors and inductors to examine how circuits change with time. Use an op-amp to drive a speaker, and a 555 timer to control the brightness of an led via pulse width modulation.

Circuits III

See what’s happening electrically inside of your circuit! Use analysis tools, including the oscilloscope and function generator, to observe circuit behavior in real time. Learn how to build a PWM (pulse width modulated) motor driver and analyze the real output of the circuit compared to the predicted output.

Advanced Soldering

Delve deeper into soldering techniques used for small batch prototyping with surface mount components. Explore the numerous SMD component packages along with methods of using and reflowing solder paste and board rework.

Arduino I

Learn how to program hardware and create embedded systems with this introduction to Arduino, the popular, open-source development platform that provides novices and professionals alike with a massive array of options. Experiment with inputs and outputs, and finish the class with building a simple theremin.

  • Member Price: $69
  • Non-Member Price: $119
  • Length: 2 hours

Arduino II

Solve more advanced problems and prepare to make your own projects with Arduino. Explore more advanced coding concepts like writing custom functions and working with arrays, then practice importing libraries and tweaking existing code to meet your needs.

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  • Member Price: $69
  • Non-Member Price: $119
  • Length: 2 hours

Electronics Tool List

  • Soldering Stations
  • Precision Hand Tools
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Digital Oscilloscope
  • Analog Oscilloscope
  • Microscope (10x)
  • DC Power Supplies
  • Function Generators
  • Electronic Active Load
  • Microcontroller Development Resources
  • National Instruments Base Development System
  • National Instruments Data Acquisition System
  • Manual Pick & Place Machine
  • CNC Pick & Place Machine
  • Solder Paste Stencil Printer
  • Reflow Ovens
  • Stroboscope