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Title: Build a Function Generator

Class Size: 5

Pre-requisites: Bring your own Altoids-sized mint tin or larger enclosure to house it

Minimum Age: 12 and up (under 16 must have parent present)

Cost: $20

This is a workshop to build your own function/signal generator.

The kit uses the XR2206 IC to produce sine, triangle and square waves in five ranges from 1 Hertz to 1 megahertz. Useful as a signal generator for electronics testing purposes, or an audio oscillator in the audible ranges, or maybe a low frequency oscillator for certain kinds of analog musical gear.

We'll also cover some oscilloscope basics, so you can see the output of your function generator on a screen!

The kit does include an engraved laser-cut clear acrylic case.

This kit requires a 9-12V power supply (not included, though we can provide parts to make a 9V battery adapter). The outputs are to screw terminals, and we can provide some 3.5mm jacks for the outputs if you want to hook it up to a speaker/synthesizer/etc. This class is intended for beginners in electronics and soldering, as well as some basic hand & power tools (hand metal punch, drill press)

No experience needed.

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