To paraphrase the course description for MIT’s Practical Electronics Open Course Ware:
“You can build most any damn thing if you understand a few basic electronics concepts and follow a few basic rules”
“Teh Art of Electronics” (sic,TM) is about teaching you those concepts and rules. Each class will present basic electronics material and conclude with a lab period where you’ll build actual, working devices in order to learn practical fabrication and debugging skills, while reinforcing your intuitive understanding of the course material.
The course will be based loosely on MIT’s “Practical Electronics” course. By the end, you should be able to design and build your own circuits (up to a surprising level of complexity) and the world of electronic design will be substantially demystified.
We recommend that you purchase a copy of “The Art of Electronics”, by Horowitz and Hill, but it’s not mandatory. We’ll furnish all components, reading materials, tutelage etc. that you need to perform the coursework and the corresponding labs.
We are currently planning five Sunday sessions, 1 PM to 4 PM, starting April 4. See “Intro to Electronics” in the Hive 76 Calendar for preliminary, session-by-session details on course content.