The Electronics department has everything you need to get started with programming. With intro and intermediate courses in soldering, circuits, and coding concepts, you can find out how to put it all together to complete your algorithm obsession.
Explore the exciting possibilities of automation with Python. Learn about the history of computing and artificial intelligence, then take command of the computer to write programs which scrape the internet for useful data and organize it for the user. Run basic python programs, install and use python libraries, and apply the basics of syntax and logic of programming algorithms.
Explore basic electronic circuits by dabbling with various electronic tools. Experiment with basic components including resistors, LEDs and diodes and discuss the beginnings of prototyping and design mapping using the free software program “Fritzing.”
Building on the basics learned in Circuits I, explore passive components in greater detail. Focus on the behavior of resistors, capacitors and inductors. Experiment with two popular integrated circuits and the Op-Amp and 555 timer while learning how to use the oscilloscope and function generator.
Utilize the tools and techniques related to soldering to create and fix electronic devices. Assemble and solder a pre-fabricated, printed circuit board. De-solder broken components and splice wires, while learning how to recognize and fix bad solder joints.
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.
Learn about circuit board design and schematic capture techniques in this entry level Eagle class. Explore the world of PCBs, and navigate the software package by making your own audio amplifier board, ready for fabrication.
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.
In this two part course, cultivate more advanced coding techniques and algorithm development using the Arduino platform to create code that is well organized, fully commented, and efficiently run. Learn about libraries, functions, arrays, state machines, and branching statements.
Tours are the best way to get a sense of what our spaces are like, what capabilities we offer, and what a NextFab experience feels like. Plus, you’ll get to talk with NextFab staff members to help figure out how our studios can work for you.
Tours are offered at all locations at any time during our tour hours. No need to call ahead - just come on by. For groups of more than 4 people, please contact us to set up a scheduled tour time.