We live in an amazingly high-tech world, surrounded by electronic gizmos and gadgets. Because our lives are so infused with electronics, everyone – engineers, educators, entrepreneurs, students, and artists alike – can greatly benefit from learning more about them. Understanding how to read schematics, solder, program, and build circuits instills a unique understanding of the world we live in, not to mention, hacking and making with electronics is just plain fun! Anyone can (and should!) learn electronics. It’s just a matter of finding somewhere to start.
Start here! In this introductory level course you’ll learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering and basic electronic theory. We’ll start with the very basics of circuit design and work our way up to programming electronics using the Arduino platform. You’ll then apply your newly acquired engineering and programming skills to build real life products that uniquely express your creativity and engineering skills. This is an ideal class for kids who want to tinker with, build, and create their own electronic gadgets!
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects. Introduced in 2005, the Arduino platform was designed to provide an inexpensive and easy way for hobbyists, students and professionals to create devices that interact with their environment using sensors and actuators.
We love to show off our student projects and accomplishments. Here are the projects built by the cohort of 2016:
Code Hobbits is not held liable for lost or damaged items. Please make sure your computer is functioning perfectly. We will not be responsible for missed instruction because of a faulty student-provided laptop. Chromebooks are not supported in this class.
Classes are held at:
Ohlone Community College, Newark Center, 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, CA 94560
Sundays 3:00PM – 4:50PM on Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 23, 30
(There will be no class on Feb 19, Mar 5, and Apr 16)