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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)
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.
IC Socket - Solder one pin first, and make any adjustments if necessary Ceramic Capacitors:
Electrolytic Capacitors (WATCH POLARITY!!!) - Striped location on the silkscreen indicates the negative leg
Headers - tack and align before soldering all pins!
Power input - tack & align Screw Terminal - P1 - tack and align - make sure metal part is facing out! Pots - resistance labeled on the underside - they're also incredibly loose on the board, so tack & align! R2, R7 - 50K (B503) R8 - 100K (B104)
insert XR2206 IC test! build the enclosure