lab64 makerspace

lab64 workshop: Let’s build stuff! is an introduction to working on electronics

Topic: 
Let’s build stuff! is an introduction to working on electronics
Abstract / Description: 

Come learn your way around the electronics lab! This workshop is great for people new to electrical engineering (or non-EEs) to pick up some new skills!

 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

lab64 workshop: Mechanical How-To Session 2

Topic: 
Mechanical How-To Session 2
Abstract / Description: 

This session will focus on:

  • Quick review of Session 1 material
  • Using 3D sketch tools to outline an enclosure
  • Learning design considerations for an enclosure
    • parting lines
    • fasteners (imported right from McMaster-Carr and used for design constraints)
    • how to get holes to line up
  • Finishing the Arduino Uno enclosure
  • Confirming fit (making sure the power jack will mate, etc.)
  • Once you are done, preparing to 3D print the enclosure

Enclosures ready to print will be printed during the week. At Session 3 you will get an Arduino Uno and the hardware you specify to check and see that everything fits and works as predicted so you can be gosh-darned proud!

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

lab64 workshop: Mechanical How-To

Topic: 
Mechanical How-To Session
Abstract / Description: 

MECHANICAL HOW-TO STARTS FALL QUARTER SESSIONS

This session will focus on a couple of things:

  • Getting access to Solidworks
    • using it locally (on your very own machine)
    • using it remotely (on one of the lab's servers, and, YES, even on a Mac with Remote Desktop) (if you plan to attend and need help loading it on your machine, please let Steve Clark know so that that is complete by Monday afternoon.)
  • Importing a PCB assy
  • Looking at a .STEP file (Teensy 3.6) - What they look like on Github
  • Importing a .STEP file for further use (Arduino Uno 'cause it has mounting holes that we'll use)
  • Generating dimension planes (to make sure the board clearance is correct)
  • Using 3D sketch tools to outline an enclosure
  • Learning what to take into consideration when designing an enclosure
    • parting lines
    • fasteners (YES, imported right from McMaster-Carr and used for design constraints)
    • how to get holes to line up
  • Once you are done, preparing to 3D print the enclosure

 

This should be tons of fun and save lots of time and effort when you go to work on your projects.

This is Session 1; there will be 6 -7 sessions in all and we hope to get as far as building a simple robotic arm. You can attend any or all of these workshops.

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Lab64 Welcome Party

Topic: 
Lab64 Fall Quarter Welcome Party
Abstract / Description: 

You're invited to the lab64 fall welcome party on Friday, September 29 from 5:00-7:00 PM in Packard 064!

Lab64 is a makerspace located in the basement of the Packard Electrical Engineering Building. If you like to build things, want to learn a new hands-on skill, or just like to meet new people, come check us out!

 

To RSVP and enter to win an awesome lab64 t-shirt, fill out the short poll. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 28 at 11:59 PM.

 

We'll be serving free food, raffling t-shirts, and introducing you to the new additions and improvements to lab64! 

Date and Time: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

Maker lab64 Expansion Workshops

Topic: 
EE's lab64 expansion workshops
Abstract / Description: 

July 23rd and July 30th, 2-6pm
Come join old & new friends to help set up rooms inside Packard for electronics work, electro-mechanical design and fabrication, soft robotics, wearable electronics, and more.

If you're interested in participating in this summer's expansion workshops, please RSVP here.

 

About Maker lab64:
EE's lab64 provides Stanford students with a community-oriented makerspace to work on projects that focus on electronic systems. Maker lab64 is housed in room 064 of the Packard Building. Access to lab64 is free and no experience is necessary to join. We're happy to teach as much as anyone is excited to learn. Learn more about lab64.

 

Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

Embedded Debugging Workshop [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Embedded Debugging Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

For this Wednesday's workshop (7pm, as usual), we are lucky to have Bob Martin, the "Wizard of Make" from Atmel/Microchip, come in and teach a workshop about debugging embedded systems. We'll be working with the smart plugs from previous workshops, so if you have one, please bring it. If you weren't a part of the smart plug workshops, but are interested in learning about debugging, send me an email (sgirvin@stanford.edu) and we'll figure something out for you.

From Bob, to participate in the workshop, you'll also need:

Pre-requisites
- Windows 7 or 10 laptop (Macs OK if running a Windows image inside virtual box or parallels but there's always issues with USB)
- Atmel Studio 7 (latest version installed)

http://www.microchip.com/development-tools/atmel-studio-7

- download off line installer, it's a bigger download but things will go faster
- At the bottom of the first install screen - uncheck - check for updates on web
- next install screen, only install AVR 8 bit, do not install AVR32 or SMART ARM, these options can be installed later
- next install screen uncheck option for installing ASF (Atmel Software Framework) , it's not needed and save a lot of time and disk space

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab 64 (Packard 064)

Internet of Things, Smart Plug Workshop Series [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Workshop 4: Embedded programming
Abstract / Description: 

Workshop series – please RSVP.

We'll be running a four-workshop series on building an "Internet of Things" smart plug that you'll be able to use control power outlets remotely. And yes, you'll be able to keep it at the end.

Over the course of the workshops, you'll do everything from PCB layout to board assembly to embedded programming. All experience levels are welcome – we will teach you what you need to know (and there will be extensions for those with more experience and want to go further).

The workshops will be much more valuable for people who attend all four, but it will also be possible to participate if you can't make it every time. If you plan on attending the workshops, please RSVP with the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/bGRZF9CAsK3km93p1

 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Internet of Things, Smart Plug Workshop Series [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Workshop 3: Assemble PCB and housing, initial board bring up
Abstract / Description: 

Workshop series – please RSVP.

We'll be running a four-workshop series on building an "Internet of Things" smart plug that you'll be able to use control power outlets remotely. And yes, you'll be able to keep it at the end.

Over the course of the workshops, you'll do everything from PCB layout to board assembly to embedded programming. All experience levels are welcome – we will teach you what you need to know (and there will be extensions for those with more experience and want to go further).

The workshops will be much more valuable for people who attend all four, but it will also be possible to participate if you can't make it every time. If you plan on attending the workshops, please RSVP with the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/bGRZF9CAsK3km93p1

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Internet of Things, Smart Plug Workshop Series [lab64 workshop]

Topic: 
Workshop 2: Generate manufacturing files, order PCBs
Abstract / Description: 

Workshop series – please RSVP.

We'll be running a four-workshop series on building an "Internet of Things" smart plug that you'll be able to use control power outlets remotely. And yes, you'll be able to keep it at the end.

Over the course of the workshops, you'll do everything from PCB layout to board assembly to embedded programming. All experience levels are welcome – we will teach you what you need to know (and there will be extensions for those with more experience and want to go further).

The workshops will be much more valuable for people who attend all four, but it will also be possible to participate if you can't make it every time. If you plan on attending the workshops, please RSVP with the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/bGRZF9CAsK3km93p1

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

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