Intro to Maker Tech: The New Shop Class

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Arduino. 3D printing. Wearable tech. Your students or your kids may be talking about these things, but what is all this stuff, and how can you keep up and try to get ahead of them? This class will survey the core technologies found in makerspaces and give you a start in understanding what you will need to learn to create awesome technology projects. You will also learn how to find and sort through the many free resources online. Agenda Unit 1: What are maker technologies? -Why did shop class go away? -The maker movement philosophy of learning iteratively -What a makerspace is, and considerations when planning one. -Technologies that you will learn about in this class -What makes a project easy, intermediate or hard. Unit 2: 3D printing -What is 3D printing? -What can it do? -The process of using a 3D printer (modeling, slicing, printing) -Related technologies: 3D scanners, laser cutters, vinyl cutters -Where to learn more Unit 3: Basics of maker electronics: hardware -Open-source standards -Definitions: resistors, capacitors, LEDs, Ohm’s law -Getting started with Arduino microprocessor hardware -Wearable circuits: Flora, sensors and neopixels -Where to learn more Unit 4: Basics of maker electronics: -Software -How to program Arduino and similar systems -Basic project ideas -Where you can learn more.

Class Details

8 Sessions
Online 24/7

Location

Instructor
Joan Horvath 

Fee: 

$245.00

Registration Closes On
Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 6:00 PM


Schedule Information

 
Date(s)
Class Days
Times
Location
Instructor(s)
4/3/2017 - 4/28/2017
Online 24/7
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
TBD