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MAKERCIRCLE @ TAG ATELIER: Intro to Basic Electronics

Posted by Jess

This week at the Maker Circle, we will cover basic electronics. We will look at simple circuits and learn how to read schematics and draw our own using the proper visual codes. We will talk about resistance, voltage, LEDs, etc, and look at how we can prototype our ideas using a breadboard. Finally, we will start looking at analog and digital sensors commonly used with the Arduino, in preparation of an Arduino 101 workshop that will be given at the Maker Circle soon.

If you have any electronics/Arduino boards/breadboards of your own, bring them. Jess Blanchet has some gear people can borrow as well (although only a small amount of Arduino boards). Bring everything you think it would be fun to work with, and we’ll see what we can do. See you all Friday!

This new initiative is aimed at providing a supportive community for peer learning, skill-sharing and finally starting on that totally absurd project idea that you had and never thought you would get to do.

Beside games, we are open to any kind of artistic or creative realizations regardless of your background or experience or level of skills. This maker space is all about promoting craftmanship and free creative expression of all kinds. We believe in sharing ideas and passing skills from person to person. In order to do so we will conduct a series of mini workshops including soldering, 3D printing, fibercrafts, and reading schematics. The workshops will be offered in a variety of skill levels, ranging from beginner to intermediate and will be announced on our website and twitter.

Come be a part of our Maker Circle, meet some new friends, and make all the things.

The MakerCircle is run by Ida Toft, Jessica Blanchet and Jessica Rose Marcotte.

2.00-5.00 pm: The space will be open to anyone who wishes to use the resources available.
5.00-7.00 pm: The last two two hours will be more structured around skill-sharing and peer teaching.
WHO: You and your crafty friends.
WHAT: The Maker Circle
WHEN: Fridays from 2PM until 7PM
WHERE: The TAG Atelier (Concordia University, EV Building 11.425)

We offer technical support in any kind of crafting or structural issues. If you have questions about that do not hesitate to contact Jessica Blanchet at