Introduction to Electronics

DATE:  August 15, 2010     CATEGORIES:  Class Description, Electronics

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Cost: Intro Class – $25 + $1.61 ticket fee; with Electronics Theme Night access – $50+$2.24

In this class, students will get their feet wet in the field of electronics by being introduced to all the major categories of electronic components. Students will assemble simple circuits on breadboards and learn why they do what they do, and will learn how to learn more about electronics.

This introductory class can also be purchased bundled with a discounted theme night membership, where the student is allowed to stay at the Asylum for an additional 2 hours to practice electronics layout on their own projects with helpful experienced instructors on hand at all times.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class will be to introduce students to the world of electronics and teach them enough about electronic components that they can pick up where the class leaves off by easily assembling their own circuits from drawings and continuing to learn on their own.




Students should bring a small breadboard to class. Electrical components will be provided by Artisan’s Asylum.

Instructor Biography: James Whong

James Whong

James Whong is a robotics engineer at Boston Dynamics, and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Olin College of Engineering. He spent most of his college life teaching or being a TA for electrical engineering classes, and has helped dozens upon dozens of students learn how to use electronic components for both good and awesome. He has worked on countless robotics projects, including but not limited to a DARPA Grand Challenge car, a humanoid biped in college (pictured), several home-brew gaming systems, a windowpane-shattering coil gun and more.

Class Times:

Session 1: 8/30/2010, 7 PM – 8 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA

Session 2: 9/6/2010, 7 PM – 8 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA

Session 3: 9/13/2010, 7 PM – 8 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA

Session 4: 9/20/2010, 7 PM – 8 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA

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