About the instructor 
Peter Marks
Peter has been working in software development for over 30 years. Currently he leads a team doing Functional Programming in Haskell in a large investment bank. Over his career he has trained and mentored a lot of developers, has been a frequent speaker at conferences and has given talks at many technical interest groups. He is also a maker, hacker and volunteer at D-Lab, and is a self-taught electronics enthusiast.
Introduction to Practical Electronics
An 7 week instructor led course – delivered online
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October 6, 2021 7:30 PM
November 17, 2021 9:30 PM
£95, for 7 2-hour online interactive practical sessions
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Google Meet
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This course will introduce the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electronics. Rather than study theory, we aim to develop an intuition about how components and circuits work. Through a series of problem solving tasks, participants will learn to select and connect parts to achieve desired results, and will design and build increasingly complex devices.

The course is live instructor led, and entirely practical based. It will be hosted on Google Meet which you can access from home, on any computer, without installing anything. All the electronics will be done in a simulator, so you won’t need any components, tools or instruments; and you can easily share work with the tutors online to get live assistance.

We assume no prior knowledge of electronics, and look to build the skills and understanding foundation needed to undertake basic electronics projects and to underpin further learning and exploration. 

On successfully completing the course, participants should be able to:


Design and build some simple electronic circuits achieving some desired behaviour

• Understand some existing circuits and modify them to suit different needs

• Track down problems in simple circuits

• Have a solid foundation to learn more as needed

• Be confident and inspired to explore and experiment safely

Participants must have:

• Basic maths including arithmetic and using a calculator

• Problem solving skills

• An inquisitive mind


The fee for the course is £95, for 7, 2-hour online interactive practical sessions, and includes access to the accompanying course material. You will need a laptop or desktop computer with Internet connection, a microphone and speakers (or headset) and a Webcam. The course is aimed at adults, but capable children under 14 can attend if accompanied and supported by a responsible adult. Two people from one household may attend for a single fee, if they are sharing a single computer.


About the instructor
Peter Marks
Peter has been working in software development for over 30 years. Currently he leads a team doing Functional Programming in Haskell in a large investment bank. Over his career he has trained and mentored a lot of developers, has been a frequent speaker at conferences and has given talks at many technical interest groups. He is also a maker, hacker and volunteer at D-Lab, and is a self-taught electronics enthusiast.
https://skillsmatter.com/legacy_profile/peter-marks#skillscasts

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An 7 week instructor led course – delivered online