Electronics

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TinkerMill has a very well equipped Electronics Area for member use. Long time members with many small projects, or product developers doing something absolutely new – gather in the TinkerMill Electronics Area. More than just the availability of superior technology for testing, there are like minded interesting people to find collaboration with. With an open layout, people 'working' in electronics are in visual and verbal communication with other unrelated areas. Electronics is bordered by the metalwork area and the overhead doors in the Main Space. It is the first area past the entry.


On Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9pm there is a Soldering 101 that can host up to 4 students. Hands-on with Mechanical, Electrical, & Electronics soldering and de-soldering. Class is held at the benches in the electronics area. Text for this class is TinkerMill Soldering 101
On odd numbered Wednesdays at 6:30pm there is Electricity Made Fun. Learn the basics about the parts; read diagrams; assemble electronics. This class is held in the large classroom.
RSVP for classes is required via MeetUp. Classes lacking RSVPs may be cancelled.
On Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm there is an Electronics Open Shop where members can learn how to use equipment; get help with a project; or help others with your knowledge and experience. Open Shop does not require an RSVP; members show up and share.


Test Equipment & Tool Manuals
Rigol DS1000E Digital Oscilloscope
LCR-T4 Mega328 Transistor Tester Diode Triode Capacitance ESR
Pick & Place Machine
LCR Tweezers
Fluke 115 Handheld Meter
JST Check-Points for Correct Crimping
PoScope Software & Manuals
HP 54512 Front Panel Reference


Hardware Engineering Datasheets
Texas Instruments Standard Linear Guide
Texas Instruments Standard Interface Guide
These datasheets are archived on TinkerMill's server


Developer Software Resources for members

Electronics Assistant install for Windows
Electronics Assistant is very worthy donation-ware. A variety of calculators for Resistance, Capacitance, Inductance, Power, Frequency - including an elegant 555 timer calculator. Don't know the formula, but know what you want the result to be? This is your Electronics Assistant.
Works in any version of Windows, and WINE. This is a link to the install file.


Here are some resources for new members and the public at-large.

Practical use of tools on our bench: Tip Change Video

The electronics classes often use this document Symbols reference chart for electronic schematics.

Members: Free SMD Parts available These parts have appeared in a bin on the west side of the south bench. Bagged and tagged, they are available as part of the #Free_Table. They can be art too.

The documents linked below are available only to members of TinkerMill.


These are resources available to members via Press Send, a co-operative licencee of TinkerMill. Available parts shown here are (usually) free to TinkerMillians for project hacking. These are spread sheets on TinkerMill's Google account. Members should log into Google with their TinkerMill credentials to see the stock parts available squirreled away in an office in the building.


Electronics Shop Captain email