So we are getting closer and closer to moving into our new space in Ferndale and oh boy what a space it is. With 8000 Sq. Ft. of space and lots to look forward to we thought we would share some photos from this past weekend. All photos have been taken by our very own Brad McMahon.
This Sunday, there will be an electronics class meeting from 2:00 to 4:00.
Last week we covered a lot of theroy, and in the end build a single transistor driver for a piezo buzzer. We connected these to a function generator and made some audible beeps.
This week, we will be building an oscillator so we don’t need the function generator. We will talk about capacitors along the way, and go in to detail about how a nontrivial circuit works: the astable multivibrator. This is the same circuit we used to flash two LEDs a few weeks ago, but this time we will be making it oscillate at audio frequencies.
Anyone (member or not) is welcome to attend.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel the Bob Ross Paint-Along classes scheduled for this Saturday. We have a conflicting event during the same time that requires the full attention of the group (stay tuned for an amazing post on that). Look out for a rescheduled class in early May. Thanks to everyone who RSVPed. You should be receiving cancellation emails today.
We wanted to let everyone know that we have updated our online payment system for membership dues. We are now using Amazon payments and we are offering reoccurring subscriptions to help make the payment process easier for our members.
If you are currently a member and would like to sign up for reoccurring monthly payments please use the new payment options on Membership page for Aprils dues and you will be all set to go.
We appreciate the tremendous growth that we have had in regards to new members and we are always trying to make things like dues easier. We appreciate your patience as we continue to grow and as we continue to provide more member services.
i3 Detroit Team
Remember those two FIRST robotics teams who spent so much time in our shop this winter? Well, now it’s competition season, time to shine! Oak Park’s team 1216 (the Knights) has been around for a few years, but because of graduations, all the students in the program were rookies this year. Clawson’s team 3302 (the Turbo Trojans) is a brand-new team this year. But they’re rookies no longer! Having taken to the field this weekend in Ann Arbor, both teams got a chance to compete, and 3302 went all the way to the semifinals. Congratulations to all involved!
This year’s game is played with two alliances, each composed of three teams, facing off against each other. In the photo, team 3302 has just taken the field with their partners. The atmosphere is tense and impatient as spectators and competitors alike wait for the green light that starts the game. Video of the actual matches will be up soon…
Both teams will compete again in Troy on March 26th and 27th. Come out and cheer them on!
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