THE ELECTROMAGNETISM WORKSHOP
We also offer our workshops for home school groups, scouts, after school programs, and other groups. Groups must make reservations in advance. Please write the Museum at email@example.com or call 952/926-8198.
Hands-On Enrichment For The Electronics Wizards of Tomorrow
Magnets to Megahertz
This program is intended for kids 9 -12 years old who are seriously interested in learning about electricity and electronics. We begin with the basics - winding magnets, making telegraph keys - and progress through Ohm's Law and basic electrical calculations, then on to radio.
Each of the two semesters runs six Saturday mornings with a seventh Saturday as a make-up day.
The first semester will run five Saturdays in a row, from 10:00 am till 12:30, starting October 25, 2014. There will be no class on November 29. Class will meet again on December 6, with a make-up class scheduled for December 13.
The course is taught by Museum staff and a variety of other industry professionals. Students who successfully complete the course leave with a good basic understanding of electronic theory that places them years ahead of their contemporaries in this area.
Applicants should understand that this is a challenging, accelerated class requiring a commitment on the part of students. We try to make the class fun, and there's a good deal of hands-on project construction, but there is also a lot of theory presented at the chalkboard.
While the information is presented in a way that grade-school students can understand, it often approaches college level content. Students are treated like young adults and we ask them to view themselves that way while they are with us. Each applicant is interviewed to determine whether she/he has the appropriate levels of maturity and serious interest.
Vintage Radio Service, a course in antique radio restoration and repair, is conducted over seven Saturday mornings. The 2015 spring semester will begin Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10 am. It's designed for adult collectors and hobbyists, people who, like Joe Pavek, want to learn how to get that old radio running again. We'll need at least ten people to sign up if we're going to go ahead with this. So please, sign up now. Dates for the class will be: March 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, with a makeup class May 9. Cost for this course is $150.
This class runs ten consecutive Tuesday nights, starting January 2015, right here at the Museum. It's sponsored by the Minnesota Youth Amateur Radio Council, The Boy Scouts, and the Museum of Broadcasting. This is a great way to get into Ham Radio. Cost is $10 per student for the class and $15 for the test. You will also need to purchase and read a copy of The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual before our first session. It's available at Radio City or Barnes and Noble. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.