HackPittsburgh Classes for November

October 30, 2009
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November is going to be a busy month for HackPittsburgh.  We’ve got classes happening almost every weekend this month!

  • Amateur Radio Study Sessions – Mondays, 7pm-8pm
    • Study for your FCC amateur radio license! We’re currently studying the Technician and General level material. These classes are free, but they are open to members only.
  • Intro to Soft Circuits – Saturday Nov. 14, 1pm-4pm
    • Learn to create soft circuits by sewing with conductive thread. Students will create a light-up cuff bracelet from industrial felt, battery, and LEDs. No previous experience with sewing, electronics, computing, or soldering is needed. Participants with favorite sewing scissors and needlenose/beading pliers should bring them, however we will have enough to share. All materials will be provided.  $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Buy tickets now at EventBrite.  The last day to buy tickets is Monday, Nov. 9th.
  • Intro to Arduino 1: Build an Arduino – Saturday Nov. 21, 10am-1pm
    • Back by popular demand!  We will guide you through the process of building an Arduino-compatible microcontroller from a kit.  This class is a great opportunity to learn to solder, or to practice your skills if they are a little rusty.  You will also learn how the hardware of an Arduino works as you assemble each section of the board.  Kits will be provided and in the end you will go home with a brand new DIY Arduino clone, ready to make your project dreams come true.  You will need to bring your own soldering iron and safety glasses.  All other supplies will be provided.  $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Tickets are on sale until November 13th 14th, so get them while you can!
  • Intro to Programming Arduino: Physical Pixel – Saturday Nov. 21, 3pm-7pm
    • Build a physical pixel with your Arduino microcontroller! Combine this with the morning Arduino 1 class for a great way to learn Arduino in a day! In this introductory-level class, participants will:
      • set up and configure the Arduino environment on their laptop
      • learn basic electronics skills while building a small, functional circuit
      • write code that:
        • explores the inputs and outputs offered by the Arduino platform
        • reads a dimmer
        • controls the color of an RGB LED
        • sends messages to your laptop for status and debugging purposes
      • meet interesting and like-minded people who are passionate about technology and the DIY ethic
    • Prerequisites: an Arduino, a laptop, and a cable to connect the two. If you attend Arduino 1 in the morning, you’ll already have the Arduino!
    • $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Tickets are on sale until November 13th 14th, so get them while they last!

All HackPittsburgh classes are held at HackPittsburgh, 1936 5th Avenue, 15219.

If you have any questions about classes, please drop us a line at classes@hackpittsburgh.com.

Finally, although not strictly a HackPittsburgh event, the Mobile Art && Code conference is happening November 6-8 at CMU. Friday Nov. 6th and Sunday Nov. 8th are filled with tutorials covering topics such as iPhone and Android development, introduction to Arduino, internet telephony, and more!  Be sure to catch the talks all day Saturday Nov. 7th, which are free.  Look for HackPittsburgh members (hopefully in HackPittsburgh shirts) helping out with tutorials, shuttling speakers to and from the airport, and trying to learn as much as possible!

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