Come join the DARC for July 2022 Lecture and Lab – you will build a powerful ATMEAG328 M328 Transistor/Component Tester. This will be a fun in-person event at the Dallas Medical Center on the 3rd floor. Plan on attending in-person July 23, 2022 start time is 10am central time. Details belowContinue reading
Building an FM Radio
Join the DARC for Lecture and Lab Sat Sep 25, 2021 from 11am until 2/3pm Central Time virtually via Google Meet. (The virtual meeting ID/Link is always on the W5FC event calendar) During this lecture and Lab, we’ll be building an DIY FM Radio – it is a complete kit with all the parts and a case – runs on 5 volts via USB cable. Participants can purchase a kit by coming out to the Dallas Medical Center parking lot Sep 18, 2021 between 10:30am – 11:30am central. Cost of the kit is $20.00 – KF5ZBL will be there passing out the kits – we have a total of 15 available.Continue reading
The DARC Lecture And Lab for Feb 27, 2021 will be virtual via Google Meet! Join us at 11am Central Time from the comfort and safety of your home/location. In this virtual Lab And Lecture, We will be building from scratch a DIY power supply that is 50AMPs+ of 12-13.8volts – complete with cooling fan, USB charger, dual output 45AMP Anderson Power Poles, illuminated on/off switch and a voltage output LED display. The kit will be available for purchase from Bill, KF5ZBL prior to the meeting. Details below.Continue reading
The DARC Lecture And Lab for Oct 24, 2020 will be virtual via Google Meet! Join us at 11am Central Time from the comfort and safety of your home/location. In this virtual Lab And Lecture, We will be building from scratch a 1.5lb LiFePO4 4S 7Ah battery pack – complete with BMS and much more. The kit will be available for purchase from Bill, KF5ZBL prior to the meeting. Details below.Continue reading
Keeping with the times the DARC Lecture And Lab for Aug 22, 2020 will be virtual! Join us at 11am Central Time from the comfort and safety of your home/location. In this virtual Lab And Lecture, we will build a Geekcreit DIY calculator kit. You will need to purchase the kit prior to attending the virtual build. Plan on picking up the kit Aug 15, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Dallas Medical Center Parking Lot – Bill KF5ZBL will be on site in the Dallas Medical medical center parking lot for distribution. Please see the the sign up form below and sign up if you are interested in the kit – there are 15 available and the cost is $15.00 – first come first served. You will need your own soldering tools to assemble the kit.Continue reading
Due to COVID-19 and keeping everybody safe, The Lecture and Lab scheduled for March 28, 2020 (The DIY Calculator kit) will be canceled and rescheduled later this year. We still have the Geeky DIY Calculator kits, but will be building them another time.
Our next and last “Lecture and Lab” for 2017 is October 28th. This is our “Anything Goes” day. Have a project you haven’t completed either as a L&L or something you would like assistance on. This is your day. Bring your HF buddi-pole for final check-out or completion.