Beginning Electronics

Event at Museum of American Heritage Ages 10-18 yrs

Time Price
Every day, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

This is a hands-on class where students learn what electricity is, how to control it to do useful things, and how to read a schematic diagram. Each student incorporates these ideas to assemble, wire, and solder an electric circuit that consists of lights, switches, an LED, and a tone generator.

Students can use this take-home project to learn how to send and receive Morse Code, the universal language that Ham Radio Operators use every day to send messages directly to each other all over the world without wires and without using the Internet.

About the instructor: Larry Pizella is a longtime MOAH instructor and an avid shortwave radio operator. His custom radio design won first place in a national contest for crystal radio set distance reception. He received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University and is currently employed at Systron Donner Inertial, where he deigns the support electronics for MEM's Quartz Gyroscopes used for Tactical Navigation and Gyro-Compassing.

February 3rd & 10th
Saturdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm Ages 10 and Up
$70 Members/$80 Non-Members, registration is required.
Students must attend both classes.

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For more information contact
650-321-1004 or email

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