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Circuits Circuits

Ages 10-14. 1:30 PM

  • Starts Jul 15
  • 275 US dollars
  • Bradford Road

Workshop Description

Instruction: $250 Materials: $25 Total: $275 Note: This is a half day camp. You know those cool hallway circuits where one switch turns on the hall light and the other turns it off - or back on? That's one of the many circuits you'll make this this fun hands-on workshop where you'll learn about the different switches and circuits that you use everyday. You'll use through-hole soldering to make a mini keyboard, and splice various components to make a fun sampler of switches that show your mastery of different circuit building techniques. You can use our circuit diagrams or design your own. This camp is best for kids who have already learned to solder. If your child would like to take this camp but has never used a soldering iron, please contact Karen@Karen@Gadgetlab.org. We can set up a short, inexpensive introductory workshop before the camp. It's not required but would be helpful for kids under 12. This project is based on the SwitchBox project from the book Snip, Burn, Solder Shred by David Erik Nelson. I highly recommend it for kids and adults! Ages: 10-14 Screentime Rating: None Tech Resume Skills: Circuit building, safe care and use of a soldering iron and heat gun, Through-hole soldering, Wire splicing, Basic electron theory. You'll also gain a thorough understanding of the structure and use of electronic switches and components including resistors, capacitors and potentiometers.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Gadget Lab is a small business and we cannot offer refunds. If you need to cancel we'll do our best to find another student to fill the slot. If we can find a replacement we'll send a full or pro-rated refund minus a $35 cancellation fee.


Contact Details

  • 9200 Bradford Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901, USA

    (240)472-3968

    Karen@GadgetLab.org


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