SparkFun Summer Semester Materials

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Got an idea for a prototype but not sure exactly how to make it happen?

SparkFun Electronics offers Five Days of prototyping skills from schematic to breadboard to Gerber files to soldering and stenciling.

Bring your ideas, half-finished designs, enthusiasm and your own lunch! (Or visit a local eatery.) This class will start with a discussion of the design process, sourcing parts and datasheets as well as how to create schematics, followed by an introduction to Arduino. The second day will cover soldering (PTH or SMD) and an introduction to Processing. On day three we will work with Eagle PCB layout software and cover more Arduino programming concepts. Day four is dedicated to GPS and wireless. On the final day, SparkFun will provide a whole day of support for independent pursuit of projects. After all, Summer Semester is all about giving you the skills you need to execute your ideas. Bring a project and pick our brains. While we can't promise you will finish your project, we can promise that we will make sure you get exposure to a wide variety of skills and plenty of time to discuss design details with our engineers.

The materials from the five days are available as a shared google folder here.

Concepts covered:

  • Napkin Schematics
  • Datasheets
  • Arduino Programming and Serial
  • Programming in Processing
  • Soldering (PTH or SMD)
  • PCB layout with Eagle
  • Wireless (Activity with Xbee)
  • GPS (Activity with EM406)
  • Date Posted: August 13, 2015
  • License
  • Creative Commons resources are open sourced under CC BY-SA 3.0