Meetings are held every week on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. The location varies depending on whether the meeting is for discussion or for building projects. Discussion meetings are held in Coover 3043. Project-building meetings are held in Coover 2011, which is one of the undergraduate electronics labs. Discussion and projects alternate between audio and Arduino topics. See the detailed listings below for upcoming events.
Upcoming meeting (Arduino Club): Fab time in 2011 Coover at 5:30 p.m. We will build Cydunio, a bare-bones version of the classic Arduino. IEEE will have kits available. Bring your tools: wire cutters, needle-nosed pliers, and small screw driver.
If you would like a kit but won't be able to attend the meeting, contact Ryan Flaskamp, the IEEE officer in charge of Arduino club activities.
Upcoming meeting (Arduino Club): Discussion in 3043 Coover at 5:30 p.m. We will a have general overview of the "classic" Arduino hardware and a tiny sampling of things that can be done with Arduino. We will also discuss Cyduino, which will be the next project build.
First project-building meeting of the semester. IEEE provided kits for the Altoids headphone amp. About a dozen people made varying amount of progress on soldering together the circuits. They did well given that most had little or no soldering experience.
If you missed the meeting, but would still like to build an Altoids amp, contact Ryan Flaskamp to request one.
Information useful for building the Altoids amp:
- The kits provided by IEEE include only the PCB and circuit components. To complete and use the Altoids amp, you will also need: an empty Altoids tin, two 9-V batteries, an audio cable with 1/8-in TRS plugs to connect your phone to the amp, wired headphones with a 1/8-in TRS connector.
- Tools required (in addition the soldering irons in the labs): wire cutters, needle-nosed pliers, a small screw driver, and some way to make the holes in the Altoids tin. (See the step-by-step instructions, linked below, for suggestions about that. Or talk to GT.)
- Step-by-step guide for building the Aloids PCB.
- Soldering tutorial videos: Curious Inventor (6 min), one Tesla (4 min), and EEVblog (34 min).
- A decent 1/8-in audio auxiliary cable. I have several of these cables, and they have worked well for me.
- (Review the basic description of the Altoids amp, linked below,)
First meeting of the semester. There were about 25 people in attendance. Here are pdfs of the presentation slides: