Basic Training: design-tool workshops
an Accelerator for eTransfers program activity
Build or further develop your engineering design-tool-belt. These workshops will provide you rudimentary design-skills that can open the doors to other more meaningful projects. Get your hands dirty on some technical work!
There is no better way to discover the possibilities in engineering than to get your hands dirty on a technical project. Like working on a home-improvement project, having the correct tools makes a world of a difference in the kind of work you can do. At Basic Training, we will provide you with rudimentary tools to get started on technical work.
Additionally, these skills will be needed in the HAcK at Accelerator competition later in the summer.
What is Basic Training?
Basic Training is a series of workshops that will provide instruction on a set of design-skills and tools that students can use to work on technical projects. Topics include: a) coding, b) Arduino-microcontrollers and circuits, c) Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Workshops will be led by leaders from the UCLA chapters of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Accelerator Mentors.
- Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 6 – 8 PM – Welcome, Orientation, Mentor Meet & Greet (virtual)
- Friday, June 24, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM – Basic Coding part 1 (virtual)
- Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 9 – 12 PM – Basic Coding part 2 (virtual)
- Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM – Computer Aided Design (CAD) part 1 – (virtual)
- Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM – Computer Aided Design (CAD) part 2 – (virtual)
- Tuesday, July 5, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM – Engineering Design, 3D printing & fabrication (virtual)
- Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM – Circuits part 1 (virtual)
- Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 9 – 12 PM – Circuits part 2 (virtual)
- Tuesday, July 12, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM – Arduino – part 1 – (virtual)
- Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM – Arduino part 2 – (virtual)
- Saturday, July 16, 2022 | 9 – 1 PM Introduction to UCLA Innovation Lab Maker-space & 3D printing (optional in-person)
*Only participants attending and completing all training will be invited to participate in the HAcK technical competition.
Participant fee: $0 (open and free to 50 participants). A cancellation fee of $125 (to cover the costs of parts and supplies) will result if you drop out of Basic Training.
Registration for Basic Training will open on June 8, 2022 after the How to Spend your Summer info-session. We encourage students to sign-up to attend the info-session.
Supplies & Parts
Supplies and parts will be distributed either through USPS or a pick-up location will be designated in the week of June 27, 2022.
Southern California residents – will need to pick-up your supplies at a location in your area. We will notify you when and where the pick-up is scheduled.
Northern California or out of state – participants will receive their supplies in the mail.
International participants – are encouraged to purchase their own supplies. We will provide you a parts list for the training.
Basic Training parts-list
Please note – the Arduino requires a USB port. Please make sure your computer has a USB port and/or you have the correct adapter if needed.
Basic Training session information
Basic Training Welcome & Orientation
Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 6 – 7:30 PM (virtual)
Coding workshop 1, with Nick Turner
Friday, June 24, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM (virtual)
Coding workshop 2, with Jillian Pantig
Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 9 AM – 12 PM (virtual)
Computer Aided Design (CAD) workshop 1, with Kendall Millett
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM (virtual)
Session recording part I
Session recording part II
Homework – Try to make something with at least 2 sketches and 1 extrusion (details on the slides). Also try to get them turned in by Thursday since I’ll be sharing my favorites on Discord on Friday! Click this link to submit your homework.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) workshop 2, with Will Friet
Thursday June 30, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM (virtual)
Engineering Design, 3D printing & fabrication,with Will Friet
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM (virtual)
Circuits workshop 1, with Ming Guo
Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM (virtual)
Circuits workshop 2, with Yogi Fernando
Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 9 – 12 PM (virtual)
Session slides (check back)
Arduino workshop 1, with Ming Guo
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM (virtual)
Installing Arduino IDE slides
Session slides (check back)
Session recording (check back)
Arduino workshop 2, with Yogi Fernando
Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 6 – PM (virtual)
Introduction to the UCLA Engineering MakerSpace (optional)
Saturday, July 16, 2022 | 9 – 1 PM (in-person)