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Electronics

In the last 10 years, the rise of easy-to-program microcontrollers such as Arduino has led to an explosion of interactive electronics, also known as "physical computing."

Using Arduino as a starting point, computer programmers, engineers, artists and hackers are coming together to imagine new solutions, bridging the virtual and the real. 

In the Maker Hub, we'll be using Arduinos, Raspberry Pis (a small cheap linux computer), vintage electronics, and a wide variety of sensors, motors, leds, and other components to prototype ideas from domains as diverse as medicine, sports, robotics, activism, and games. 

These tools are easier to learn than you might think, and our staff stands ready to help to get on board with electronics!

Electronics Station: What you need to know

  • Always wear safety glasses in this space if you or anyone else is soldering.
  • You need an orientation session to use the soldering irons.
  • To learn more about soldering or get an orientation, talk to someone with the soldering skill.
  • To learn more about electronics, talk to someone with the electronics skill.

Also in this station you’ll find:

Free Consumables for Maker Projects:

Wires, solder, recycled electronics, stepper motors, etc

Non-Free Consumables:

Arduino, wearable electronics, Feather Huzzah, Raspberry Pi, sensors, LCD screens, cables, adapters, chargers, electronics kits, stepper controllers, etc

Non-Free items can be stored in your project box without charge, but cannot leave the Maker Hub. Talk to the Maker Hub manager about recouping costs when you complete your project.

 

 

Check out our scheduled Workshops for hands-on learning opportunities with our equipment. 

Sunfounder Sensor Kit

Sunfounder Sensor Kit

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The SunFounder Sensor Kit is a learning kit of 37 sensor modules for Raspberry Pi, suitable for beginners and anyone who enjoys programming toys. It comes with the easy-to-use visual programming language software Dragit, making coding fun and easy to learn. The 37 sensor modules formulate 35 lessons which present you various functions and interesting projects. Use the SunFounder Sensor Kit to start your journey of making and exploring interesting and useful projects.

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Photo Resistors

Photo Resistors

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A photoresistor (or light-dependent resistor, LDR, or photo-conductive cell) is a light-controlled variable res

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Siglent SDG 1032 Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Siglent SDG 1032 Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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SIGLENT’s SDG2000X is a series of dual-channel function/arbitrary waveform generators with specifications of up to 12

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Flex Sensor

Flex Sensor

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Useful for physical computing and arduino projects, the flex sensor changes resistance when bent.

 

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Desoldering braid

Desoldering braid

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Desoldering helps you undo soldering mistakes.

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Desoldering pump

Desoldering pump

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Desoldering helps you undo soldering mistakes.

 

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Sewable RGB LEDs

Sewable RGB LEDs

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NeoPixel lights can be strung together with only three wires: power, ground and data.

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Desoldering Iron

Desoldering Iron

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Desoldering helps you undo soldering mistakes.

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White Sewable LEDs

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White Sewable LEDs are great for integrating into smart fashion, or sewable electronics projects.

 

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Laser infrared thermometer

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Infrared thermometers are ideal for taking temperatures need to be tested from a distance.

 

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Arduino

Arduino

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Arduino, along with Raspberry Pi, are the brains of Maker projects!

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DSO Nano Digital Oscilloscope

DSO Nano Digital Oscilloscope

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DSO Nano v3 is a portable digital storage oscilloscope

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Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi, along with Arduino, are the brains of Maker projects!

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Soldering Stations

Soldering Stations

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Soldering (and de-soldering) is a fundamental skill of hands-on electronics making.

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Vintage Electronics

Vintage Electronics

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VHS, Betamax, Laserdisc. Tube Televisions, 50's Jukeboxes, Transistor Radios.

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Electronics Components Bins

Electronics Components

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Capacitors, resistors, transistors. Knobs, switches, sliders. Sensors, motors, and speakers. Wires and breadboards.

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