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Basic Electronics Training Day

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Bow Valley College

345 6 Ave SE

Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

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This training day is for FIRST Robotics FRC and FTC teams but can also be attended by the general public interested in learning basic electronics. It consists of two half-day, hands on workshops with a 90 minute lunch break.

The first half of the day will focus on basic electricity, wiring, and troubleshooting skills using the Blinky Lights Kit from Junior Genius Kits.
Topics covered include:
Introduction to basic parts, LEDS, resistors, capacitors, transistors
series & parallel circuits, wiring and connections
how a breadboard works to build prototype circuits
basic LED circuits, light up LEDs, series & parallel circuits
voltage and current
reading assembly diagrams and schematics
transistors and electronic switching
make the 2 transistor blinky light circuit

The second half of the day will explore how to connect circuits to a controller like the FIRST roboRio or a simpler controller like an Arduino or Teensy. These simpler boards may be used to add robot features (non-movement or control features, as per the rules). Various input and output circuits will be built to see how they work (without programming or connecting to an actual controller).
digital vs. analog electronics, digital logic
introduction to integrated circuit (I.C.'s) and gates
switches, transistors, relays, and diodes
a simple on-off motor H-bridge drive using relays
transistor H-bridge motor drives and PWM
making devices talk: introduction to serial data, SPI, I2C, CAN

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The workshop is open to all individuals 13 years (or Grade 7) and older

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

As the event is held in the downtown core of Calgary, various parking lots are available at weekend rates. A C-Train station is located a block away and various bus routes have a stop outside of the building.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any additional questions can be sent to info@busboard.com

What's the refund policy?

You are able to refund your ticket up to 24 hours before the event starts

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A ticket must be presented to enter the workshop and receive your electronics kit. While a printed ticket is easiest, a digital version is also acceptable.

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Bow Valley College

345 6 Ave SE

Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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