May 162008

gettin\' some learnin\'

There are two new classes here at NYCR!

Wind Micropower Workshop

Harness the wind for under $10! Using the most basic components, you too can gather electricity from a light breze. We’ll cover some of the basic ideas involved in generating power from wind, and we’ll each build a simple generator that will power a small light or charge a battery. Let’s start saving the world!

1 1/2 hours

Ages 10 and up welcome

Taught by Raphael Abrams. June 7th

Graceful Motor Control

It is not that hard to achieve graceful motion with a big motor. It just takes a small handful of common electronic components and a slightly larger handful of electronic tricks. We’ll learn about H-bridges, pulse width speed modulation, large transistors, servo feedback loops, electric braking, analog to digital converters, and more. Some understanding of the Arduino microcontroller is helpful, but not required. (If possible, please bring a laptop and an Arduino.)

Taught by Raphael Abram. June 8th

We hope you can come out and get some learnin’!

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