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PEE102: Draw PCB Schematics
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

PEE102: Draw PCB Schematics

From design…

…to finished PCB.

In this workshop, we will not only teach you how to use a PCB schematics tool, but also how you actually compose a circuit. We go through the entire process from having functional requirements to sourcing components and designing a circuit that actually works. Which parts are crucial to include, what about decoupling capacitors, pull-up resistors and test points? Learn about pitfalls and best practices during our years of experience in PCB design.

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Draw proper circuit schematics (we will use KiCAD, but the information can be applied to any tool!)
- Find crucial information in datasheets and transfer them to the schematics
- Get familiar with the most common circuit elements and interfaces
- Best practices for later debugging and production
- Component sourcing, bill of material (BOM)

Teacher
Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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PEE103: The Art of PCB Layout
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

PEE103: The Art of PCB Layout

From design…

…to finished PCB.

After learing how to design a circuit and putting it on a schematic in PEE102, this workshop dives into the layout part of PCB design.

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Create PCB footprints from device datasheets
- Best practices for component placement and power/signal routing
- Export PCB fabrication files

Teachers
Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL

Patrick Franken from Aisler

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below..


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.


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PEE201: Writing Code for Arduino
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

PEE201: Writing Code for Arduino

From code…

…to blinking LEDs in real life.


Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Control a lamp by code running on an Arduino
- Control the Arduino by an external button
- Create a text-based user interface to send commands to the Arduino

Teacher
Beat Geissmann from Rovenso / Octanis Instruments
Microtechnology Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.


Registration


You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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PEE223: Writing and Debugging Firmware for STM32 Microcontrollers
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

PEE223: Writing and Debugging Firmware for STM32 Microcontrollers

stm32.jpg

In this workshop, you will learn how to use the popular ARM Cortex microcontroller family STM32.

Some C programming knowledge required.

Learning Objectives:

- Configure the microcontroller using CubeMX
- Generate code
- Use tasks in FreeRTOS
- Flash code using a makefile
- Debug

Requirements

  • Laptop with recent Mac OS X or Linux (LTS) installed

  • Visual Studio Code Insiders Edition installed

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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EEIT102: Raspberry Pi for Beginners
Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

EEIT102: Raspberry Pi for Beginners

This introduction workshop will show you how to:
- power on your Raspberry Pi with an SD card,
- remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi with SSH,
- connect to the internet using Wifi/Ethernet,
- run Python programs (and keeping them running forever),
- for advanced participants: connect external sensors

After the "theoretical part" of the workshop ends, you can stay and work on your Raspberry Pi project (16h -20h). We'll be there to help you.

If you don't have your own hardware, we can offer from our stock:
- Raspberry Pi 3: 35 CHF
- There is an open stock in the space so you can get what you need there.

Learning Objectives

- power on your Raspberry Pi with an SD card,
- remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi with SSH,
- connect to the internet using Wifi/Ethernet,
- run Python programs (and keeping them running forever),
- for advanced participants: connect external sensors

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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PEE104: PCB Surface Mount Reflow Soldering and Reworking
Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

PEE104: PCB Surface Mount Reflow Soldering and Reworking

IMG_8147.jpg

This is a hands-on workshop teaching you everything you need to know to perform professional PCB assembly.

Optional: Bring your own PCB, components and stencil, if you already have one!

After the official part, you can stay here and continue working on your own board. We will be here to help you (20:00 - 22:00)

Learning Objectives

- Tools and material needed for SMD assembly
- Applying solder paste
- Manual placement of components
- Automatic pick and place machine
- Reflow soldering
- PCB rework and debugging.

Teacher

Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments, Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
20 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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PEE223: Writing and Debugging Firmware for STM32 Microcontrollers
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

PEE223: Writing and Debugging Firmware for STM32 Microcontrollers

stm32.jpg

In this workshop, you will learn how to use the popular ARM Cortex microcontroller family STM32.

Some C programming knowledge required.

Learning Objectives:

- Configure the microcontroller using CubeMX
- Generate code
- Use tasks in FreeRTOS
- Flash code using a makefile
- Debug

Requirements

  • Laptop with recent Mac OS X or Linux (LTS) installed

  • Visual Studio Code Insiders Edition installed

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

Name *
Name
If you would like us to make you an invoice, you can tell us what we should put on the invoice here.
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Talk: High-Speed PCB Design (with guest speaker from maxon motor ag)
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

Talk: High-Speed PCB Design (with guest speaker from maxon motor ag)

Image: CC BY  Dave Jones  from the EEVBlog

Image: CC BY Dave Jones from the EEVBlog

PCB Layout is an art for itself. Only years of experience will teach you all the small tricks and things to remember to get your electronics board working correctly. Many applications will work even with poor layout design, but when there are more high-speed signals on your PCB, suddenly dozens of criteria will make or break your circuit. Trace lenghts, parasitic capacitance, crosstalk, ground paths - just to name a few.

For this talk, we have the pleasure to host someone with many years of experience in this field!

Invited speaker: Max Erick Busse-Grawitz, Technology Transfer Manager at maxon motor.

He will share the most common pitfalls and things to pay attention to, as soon as you go beyond some simple I2C communication. This is for great interest to anyone who has basic PCB design knowledge and wants to go further.

The talk is followed by a Q&A session with Apéro where you can ask more specific questions.

Registration optional (to get an email reminder)


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PEE104: Surface Mount Reflow Technique and Debugging
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

PEE104: Surface Mount Reflow Technique and Debugging

IMG_8147.jpg

This is a hands-on workshop teaching you everything you need to know to perform professional PCB assembly.

Optional: Bring your own PCB, components and stencil, if you already have one!

After the official part, you can stay here and continue working on your own board. We will be here to help you (20:00 - 22:00)

Learning Objectives

- Tools and material needed for SMD assembly
- Applying solder paste
- Manual placement of components
- Automatic pick and place machine
- Reflow soldering
- PCB rework and debugging.

Teacher

Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments, Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
20 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

Name *
Name
If you would like us to make you an invoice, you can tell us what we should put on the invoice here.
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EEIT102: Raspberry Pi for Beginners
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

EEIT102: Raspberry Pi for Beginners

This introduction workshop will show you how to:
- power on your Raspberry Pi with an SD card,
- remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi with SSH,
- connect to the internet using Wifi/Ethernet,
- run Python programs (and keeping them running forever),
- for advanced participants: connect external sensors

After the "theoretical part" of the workshop ends, you can stay and work on your Raspberry Pi project (16h -20h). We'll be there to help you.

If you don't have your own hardware, we can offer from our stock:
- Raspberry Pi 3: 35 CHF
- There is an open stock in the space so you can get what you need there.

Learning Objectives

- power on your Raspberry Pi with an SD card,
- remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi with SSH,
- connect to the internet using Wifi/Ethernet,
- run Python programs (and keeping them running forever),
- for advanced participants: connect external sensors

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

Name *
Name
If you would like us to make you an invoice, you can tell us what we should put on the invoice here.
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PEE103: The Art of PCB Layout (with special guest from Aisler PCB Manufacturing Company!)
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

PEE103: The Art of PCB Layout (with special guest from Aisler PCB Manufacturing Company!)

From design…

…to finished PCB.

After learing how to design a circuit and putting it on a schematic in PEE102, this workshop dives into the layout part of PCB design.

SPECIAL EDITION!
We have the honour to welcome Patrick from Aisler, a prototype PCB manufacturing service in Germany. Patrick will talk about hot to organize PCBs, stencils and parts for prototyping. He will share a rough collection of tips, advise, warnings and hints he discovered while delivering more than 120.000 electronic prototypes to this date.

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Create PCB footprints from device datasheets
- Best practices for component placement and power/signal routing
- Export PCB fabrication files

Teachers
Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL

Patrick Franken from Aisler

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below..


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.


Name *
Name
If you would like us to make you an invoice, you can tell us what we should put on the invoice here.
*
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PEE102: Draw PCB Schematics
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

PEE102: Draw PCB Schematics

From design…

…to finished PCB.

In this workshop, we will not only teach you how to use a PCB schematics tool, but also how you actually compose a circuit. We go through the entire process from having functional requirements to sourcing components and designing a circuit that actually works. Which parts are crucial to include, what about decoupling capacitors, pull-up resistors and test points? Learn about pitfalls and best practices during our years of experience in PCB design.

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Draw proper circuit schematics (we will use KiCAD, but the information can be applied to any tool!)
- Find crucial information in datasheets and transfer them to the schematics
- Get familiar with the most common circuit elements and interfaces
- Best practices for later debugging and production
- Component sourcing, bill of material (BOM)

Teacher
Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

Name *
Name
If you would like us to make you an invoice, you can tell us what we should put on the invoice here.
*
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PEE101: Design your first PCB in KiCAD
Mar
11
5:00 PM17:00

PEE101: Design your first PCB in KiCAD

From design…

…to finished PCB.

When you open up and look into a computer, you see all these green boards with tiny components on them. Of course, these make that your computer can do all kinds of amazing things, like, displaying a movie on a screen.

But how are these made?! In this workshop you will learn!

After the theoretical part, you can stay here and design your own board. We will be here to help you (19:00 - 21:00)

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Basic understanding of electronics
- Draw circuit schematics in KiCAD
- Use a layout tool to draw PCBs

Teacher
Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.

For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

Name *
Name
If you would like us to make you an invoice, you can tell us what we should put on the invoice here.
*
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PEE201: Writing Code for Arduino [1 SPOT LEFT]
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

PEE201: Writing Code for Arduino [1 SPOT LEFT]

From code…

…to blinking LEDs in real life.


Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Control a lamp by code running on an Arduino
- Control the Arduino by an external button
- Create a text-based user interface to send commands to the Arduino

Teacher
Beat Geissmann from Rovenso / Octanis Instruments
Microtechnology Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.


Registration


You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

Name *
Name
If you would like us to make you an invoice, you can tell us what we should put on the invoice here.
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