Fee: 300RMB; XinCheJian members enjoy reduced fee at 200RMB.
Learn the basics of designing your own PCB, you can use free tools such as EagleCAD (freemium) or kicad (opensource). For this we’ll use EagleCAD first learn how to layout the schemetrics and then move into the layout tool and layout your very first PCB.
We will design and Layout our very own Micro controller called “Annoying ATTron” using the ATTiny85 which is compatible with Arduino Core with a few addons but just 6 pins to play with and no external crystal needed. we’ll also use autoroute for the routing quickly, and you dont like it, no problem, on your own time after the workshop you’ll be able to handroute.
We’ll use 0805 SMD components as much as possible because drilling holes just suck!
What you must prepare
1. Download EagleCAD and activate the freemium version: www.cadsoft.de/freeware.htm
2. bring your computer, yourself to the workshop
The workshop will be a guided tutorial for 3 hours, it’s ideal for both kids and adults without programming or electrical knowledge. The workshop will be in English only given by Paul.
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 Sunday, Nov. 9th.
Fee: 300rmb; 250rmb for xinchejian members. Price includes all materials needed.
Are you tired of those old black speakers that only just make sounds? Maybe sound reactive lights are just not enough to impress you? How about a Plasma Speaker?
A plasma speaker is a device that generates an high voltage electrical arc that makes purple light and music! Without any speakers or any moving parts! Sounds too good to be true? Well, you’re wrong, the high voltage arc really does ‘sing’ by vibrating in the air. (Of course, you will need to give the device musical audio for it to work.)
*** Do NOT even attempt to build one if you have heart problems or weak heart or wearing a pacemaker, because one little shock from this thing can put you out.