Here are the slides from the class: BasicElectronics_1_20130320 . Note: We are preparing a follow up class that dives further into the subject. Please keep an eye out for the announcement.
Chris Cockrum will be hosting another class. This time is for beginning electronics.
There is limited seating available so Please register if you wish to attend. Wed, March 20th.
Part 1. Ohm’s law and Watt’s law
This class will teach the basics of voltage, current, and power. A lab will be included that will demonstrate how to calculate the proper value of resistor to connect LEDs to power.
Parts and equipment may be borrowed from the hackerspace or you can purchase a multimeter (http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-92020.html), a few LEDs, a few resistors, clip leads, and a 9V battery for $5. Alternatively, you can bring your own.
Chris Cockrum of the Baltimore Hackerspace will be giving a course on Cryptography this Wednesday, February 20th at the Baltimore Hackerspace. He will be teaching the fundamentals of public and secret key cryptography including exercises on RSA, elliptic curve, and cryptanalysis using Sagemath (Python Based).
Here’s what’s going on this week at open hack night:
- More Raspberry Pi tutorials
- Working on the Telepresence Robot.
- Continuing work on the Battlebot
- Heater building (hey, it’s cold man!)
- Hex (the Robot) demo’s
- Hopefully there will be some quadcopters roaming around tonight too.
- Fun with barely legal electronic cigarettes!
Look for our sign out front and see you tonight!
Baltimore Hackerspace hosted the first meetup of the new Baltimore Drones Meetup group. The event was a huge success. There were about 10 drones on display and everyone had stories to tell and knowledge to share. One of the hot topics discussed was the perception of the word Drones. Baltimore Hackerspace can relate to this problem. The word “Hacker” has been tainted for decades and our decision to call ourselves a Hackerspace vs a Makerspace was a big one. What is the definition of a Hacker anyways? Everyone has their own opinions of the word.
Baltimore Drones is in the same boat. What is a Drone? Should we call our toys Drones, UAVs, or Multirotors? This was a hot topic and we all seemed to agree on most things. There are so many positive things Drones can be used for. Most of which can create new jobs which are disparately needed these days.
Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to hosting future meetups for Baltimore Drones.