The Museum of Nature & Science presents “Introduction to Electronics for Teens.” Registration is required for this free, hands-on, four-part class, intended for teens ages 13-17. The classes will take place at the Museum of Nature & Science on Saturdays in October from 1:30pm-4pm.
Saturday, October 6 (register by October 3) Build Basic Circuits – Start out with an introduction to electronics safety and learn how to connect switches, LEDs, resistors, photo resistors, potentiometers, and batteries on a breadboard to make a circuit.
Saturday, October 13 (register by October 10) Build a Laser Intrusion Alarm – Keep your secrets safe by building an intrusion alarm. Learn about electrical power, LEDs, and Ohm’s Law.
Saturday, October 20 (register by October 17) Build a Light-to-Sound Synthesizer – Delve into the science of engineering sound and how electrical pulses can be shaped to make various noises.
Saturday, October 27 (register by October 24) Build a Logic Circuit to Control Devices – Learn how to convert data into the “ones” and “zeros” used by computers and how circuits can make choices based on logic gates. Control an LED with logic integrated circuits.
Participants may sign up for one or all four classes. Registration must be done in person with a parent/guardian at the Museum of Nature & Science, Tuesday-Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Registration closes at 4pm the Wednesday before class.
The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 522-3120.