How does a speaker work?  How does a buzzer work?  How does a burglar alarm work?  Learn how to build a real circuit based on a circuit diagram.  In this workshop, participants will (1) work with everyday parts to make an electromagnet,  (2) connect batteries, LED, switch and buzzer based on circuit diagrams to understand open and closed circuits (3) build a trigger for a burglar alarm, and (4) use this knowledge and skill to make a working burglar alarm.  No soldering is required for this workshop.  No prior electrical knowledge required.

When: Saturday, April 22, 10:00AM-10:55AM and 11:00AM-11:55AM

Where: Transistor Room (Room 129)

Who: Ages 8 and up

Time required: 55 minutes

Capacity Limit:  12 per session. First come, first-serve basis.


About The Expert:  After 37 years of industrial experiencedavid-sproles as a mechanical Engineer, David Sproles has retired and started providing hands-on training to a new generation of future engineers and technicians.

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  • TarSer says:

    In order to find jobs for their graduates, all the fledging New Orleans programs face some additional challenges, including how to physically get apprentices to industries that are hiring. That’s a problem mirrored across the nation, as urban jobs have shifted to suburban or ex-urban areas. Sawyer, from the Youth Empowerment Project, said that these barriers aren’t insurmountable, but they need to be tackled more creatively. YEP, for example, linked several apprentices with a co-worker driving the same route and provided the co-worker with gas cards as part of the car-pool arrangement.

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