Lab64 Special Activity

Ever wonder what it takes to prototype surface mount boards?

Announcing a lab64 open house and activity:
BUILD YOUR OWN Arduino Metro Mini* or Software Defined AM/FM Radio

lab64 is the Stanford makerspace focused on building electronic and computational SYSTEMS.
Located in the basement of the David Packard Electrical Engineering Building, lab64 is home to a variety of projects, groups and student clubs including the Stanford Robotics Club. The lab focuses on all types and sizes of projects with a significant system component including computer enabled art, small/short range RADAR, soft robotic systems, drawbots, CubeSats (mini-satellites), embedded systems (including FPGA implementations), solar power systems for developing areas, etc.

We will be leading folks through the process of surface-mount technology (SMT) assembly to create their very own working AM/FM radio or Arduino Metro Mini (both will be available). Expect to spend between 30 to 45 minutes per board.

  • Each session will include a brief tutorial of SMT assembly
  • All supplies provided free of charge!
  • Friendly help available if you need support!
  • No prior experience required!
  • Choose one or make both!
  • Participants will receive a FREE lab64 tee shirt! †
DateFriday, August 3, 2018
Start Times1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Sign up here!
LocationRoom 033 (basement)
David Packard Electrical Engineering Building
350 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Directions and Map
Contact informationSteven Clark Email
+1 650 723 1660 desk / msg

The Arduino Metro Mini (a clone of the Adafruit product) looks like this:

Or you can build the surface mount version of the software defined radio (SDR), which will look like this:

*Forked from the open source Adafruit Metro Mini project. Please support Adafruit; they do a great job!
† While supplies last.