This free class is suitable for beginners and those hoping to deepen their understanding of electronics systems and hardware. It will provide students with an introduction to basic electronics, which can then be applied to construct robots or other network-ready electronic devices that will come to make up “The Internet of Things.” Examples will be demonstrated using an Arduino microcontroller. WiFi is available throughout the library, and personal laptops and smartphones are welcome. Preregistration is not necessary; anyone may call the Library’s Makerspace staff at 805-564-5670 for more information.
It can be difficult for beginners to jump in and get a foothold in electronics. The good news is that today, getting started is easier and cheaper than ever, with many online resources and very low-priced microcontrollers like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Beaglebone. This class will provide a basic understanding of these kinds of tools and show how much fun building the future can be.
Additional classes will be announced throughout the summer at the Central Library’s Makerspace Open Lab which is open every Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.