Summer Class 2022

We have a great opportunity for those who are eager to expand their knowledge - our summer short courses! While these classes take place in the same venue, they offer a unique format compared to our regular workshops. In a span of a week, you can delve deeper into various specific subjects through immersive sessions. The durations of the courses may vary, but typically they only last an hour or two per session. What's more, each course consists of just 4 sessions. These classes not only offer a fulfilling and enjoyable learning experience, but also provide you with valuable takeaways that exceed your initial expectations!

2022 Summer Classes

Classes commence at 10:00 AM and have a duration of 1-2 hours each.


HTML: Arduino Classes - Presented by Caz Bowyer Learn about Arduino with expert instructor Caz Bowyer. Join our exclusive classes and discover the endless possibilities of this powerful open-source prototyping platform. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, our courses are tailored to suit your skill level. During the classes, Caz will guide you through the fundamental concepts of Arduino, including coding, electronics, and project building. With hands-on exercises and real-world examples, you'll gain practical knowledge that you can apply to your own creative ideas. Why choose our Arduino classes? Firstly, Caz has extensive experience in teaching Arduino to students of all ages, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning environment. Secondly, our classes are designed to be interactive, allowing you to ask questions and receive personalized guidance throughout the course. Lastly, by joining our classes, you become part of a supportive community of Arduino enthusiasts, where you can connect with like-minded individuals and share your projects. Don't miss this opportunity to learn Arduino from one of the best instructors in the industry. Sign up now and embark on an exciting journey of innovation and creativity with Arduino! Contact us at [email protected] for more information and to enroll in our upcoming classes.

To attend any of the Arduino Uno micro-controller sessions, it is necessary to have a *Windows laptop* for coding (C++) your arduino. To make things convenient, we will be utilizing the arduino IDE Software, available for download before the session begins, at this link: All the Arduino Uno micro-controller classes will require a *Windows laptop* so participants can code (C++) their arduino.  We will be using the arduino IDE Software which you can download prior to the class here:

First Session - July 7thThe main focus of this course will primarily revolve around configuring the software and adjusting the settings to ensure that all participants can effortlessly program their Arduino devices and effectively utilize input functionality. It is important to note that this particular class is tailored towards novices and beginners.

Session 2 - July 14 Session Two - July the Fourteenth July 14 - Session 2 July the Fourteenth - Session 2 Second Session - July 14 July 14 - The Second Session The upcoming session will build upon the introductory course, ensuring that all participants are familiar with the fundamentals of hardware, programming, and particularly emphasize motor control abilities.

Session 3 - July 21This class is designed for individuals who have a foundational knowledge of Arduino and are interested in expanding their skills by building exciting projects that incorporate real-time clocks.

Session 4  - July 28This upcoming class is designed for individuals who already have a basic understanding of Arduino and want to expand their knowledge by engaging in the creation of exciting projects that focus on temperature and humidity measurements.

*This class necessitates a Windows laptop (you are allowed to bring an Apple Laptop with the program already set up, but the instructor may not be able to assist you with the software setup). This class costs $15 per individual if registered prior to July 1st and if the parts purchased separately at the store are valued at less than $80 (The instructor will guide you in selecting the necessary parts before each class). If you have a group that you would like to enroll, please reach out to Chris for group pricing and additional information.


General Electronics Classes - Taught by Bill Werzner and Tom Taylor

Session 1 - July 6 Discover the fundamentals of operating and utilizing Volt-Ohm Meters to test circuits (both AC and DC), batteries, voltage, resistance, and current, among other things.

Session 2 - 13th July Understanding the principles of resistive and capacitive circuits

Session 3 - July 20, Reimagined Master the skills of vacuum tube testing and the fundamental techniques for troubleshooting tube amplifiers.

Session 4 - July 27 This is the fourth session of our event and it will take place on July 27. Join us for an exciting day filled with presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Don't miss out on this great chance to learn and connect with professionals in the industry. General Troubleshooting for Tube-Type Radios/Amplifiers In the realm of tube-type radios and amplifiers, it is crucial to possess the know-how to troubleshoot common issues. Whether you are a seasoned enthusiast or a novice, being familiar with general troubleshooting techniques is key! Here are some essential steps to pinpoint and resolve any problems that may arise: 1. Check the power supply: Ensure that the device is receiving the proper voltage and that the power source is functioning correctly. If there is a power issue, it can greatly affect the sound quality and overall performance. 2. Inspect the tubes: The vacuum tubes serve as the heart of these devices. Be sure to check for any signs of damage, such as cracks or burnt-out elements. If a tube is faulty, it can lead to distorted sound or a complete lack of audio. 3. Examine the connections: Loose or faulty connections can introduce unwanted noise or cause intermittent functioning. Carefully inspect all the cables, plugs, and soldered joints to ensure they are securely fastened and in good condition. 4. Test the capacitors: Capacitors play a critical role in filtering and storing electrical energy. Over time, these components can degrade or fail, leading to various issues. Using a capacitance meter, check the capacitors for abnormalities and replace any that are faulty. 5. Troubleshoot the audio output: If you are experiencing poor audio quality or no sound at all, the problem may lie within the audio output stage. Inspect the output transformer and associated components for defects or malfunctioning parts. By following these troubleshooting steps, you can effectively diagnose and resolve common problems encountered with tube-type radios and amplifiers. Remember to exercise caution when working with electronic devices and consult a professional if you are uncertain about any aspect of the process.

The cost for this class is $15 per individual if registered prior to July 1st, and there is no need to buy any additional materials. If you plan to bring a group, kindly get in touch with Chris to inquire about group pricing and obtain more details.




Please ensure that you visit Electronic Parts Outlet to complete the Sign Up process before *Saturday, July 1st*.