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Basics Workshop

Basics Workshop

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The HackerBox Basics Workshop provides an enlightening introduction to electronics suitable for ages 10-110.  No soldering required.  The electronic components and modules were carefully selected to work along with the included solderless breadboard using jumper wire connections.  The HackerBox Basics Workshop is perfect for self-study or classroom use in schools, business, scouts, makerspaces, or other training scenarios.  Accordingly, the workshop is available in single units or ten unit class packs.  Both options include free domestic shipping.

Workshop Hardware Includes:

  • HackerBox Storage Case
  • Arduino Nano with USB-C Connector
  • OLED Display with 128x64 Pixels
  • Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
  • Micro Servo Motor
  • Eight-Pixel Addressable RGB LED Module
  • Six Integrated Circuit Chips
  • Piezo Buzzer
  • Common Cathode RGB LED
  • Photo Resistor
  • Potentiometer
  • Slide Switch
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Solderless Breadboard
  • Jumper Wires
  • Ten 1K Ohm Resistors
  • Ten 10K Ohm Resistors
  • Ten Green LEDs
  • USB-C Cable
  • USB-A to USB-C Adapter
  • Three Ceramic Capacitors
  • Five Bipolar Junction Transistors
  • Five Tactile Momentary Pushbuttons
  • Four Position DIP Switch
  • Small Transparent Component Holder
  • Iron-On Electronics Achievement Patch

Educational Resources

Initial publication of the Online Basics Workshop Documentation begins in early December 2021.  The material will evolve weekly to encompass fifty lessons and hands-on experiments.  This journey, which we call Electrons to A.I., starts with fundamental electricity, visits semiconductor transistors, digital logic, data storage, sensors, controllers, computer programs and ultimately arrives at embedded computing devices capable of machine learning and artificial intelligence.  The Electrons to A.I. educational programming spans the following subject matter:

  1. Solderless Breadboards
  2. Electron Flow
  3. Control Electron Flow with a Switch
  4. Control Electron Flow with a Pushbutton
  5. Microcontrollers
  6. Set Up The Arduino Nano
  7. Control Electron Flow with Program Code
  8. Looping and Timers
  9. Program Output to Serial Monitor
  10. Program Input from a Pushbutton
  11. Digital Versus Analog
  12. Program Input from a Potentiometer
  13. Adjust Light Brightness
  14. Voltage and Current
  15. Resistance
  16. Temperature Sensors
  17. Light Sensors
  18. Program Flow - if, else, while, for
  19. Data Structures
  20. Arrays
  21. Generating Sounds
  22. Measure Distance with Ultrasound
  23. Motion Control
  24. Servo Motors
  25. Graphic and Text User Interfaces
  26. OLED Displays
  27. Full Color LEDs 
  28. Addressable RGB LEDs
  29. Measuring Capacitance
  30. Capacitors in Series and Parallel
  31. Electron Flow through Diodes
  32. Bipolar Junction Transistors
  33. Transistors as Switches
  34. Digital Logic
  35. Logic Gates from Transistors
  36. Integrated Logic Chips
  37. XOR Gates from NAND Gates
  38. Combining Logic Gates
  39. Four-Bit Adder from Logic Gates
  40. Storing Information
  41. NAND Gate Flip-Flops
  42. Latches
  43. Counters
  44. Microcontroller Arithmetic
  45. Four-Bit Adder in Assembly Language
  46. Four-Bit Adder in C Language
  47. Algorithms
  48. Artificial Intelligence 
  49. Machine Learning
  50. Neural Networks