Basic knowledge in electronics is necessary prerequisite for every neuroscientist. You will need it to build your own amplifier to record a sniffing pattern of a mouse; it will allow you to fully understand how is your electrophysiological setup working and to appreciate what is really happening inside of a cell during an action potential.
This workshop is intended to provide you with theoretical and practical knowlege about electronics – from Ohm’s law to basics of computer logic. The topics covered will include:
- Theoretical introduction – current, voltage, resistance, Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s laws
- Basic tools in electronics – multimeters, oscilloscopes
- Resistors, diodes, capacitors
- Analog sensors, motors, servos
- Transistors, switches, logic gates, integrated circuits (how computers work?)
Participants will receive kits with all the necessary elements; the workshop will be focused on practical exercises.
The cost of the workshop is 70 PLN. You can find the application form HERE.
Workshop will be organized between 9AM – 3 PM.
Mateusz Kostecki is a PhD student in Nencki Institute. He works on social transmission of information in rodents; he is interested in nervous system evolution, electronics and robotics.
Ula Włodkowska Ula Włodkowska is a PhD student in Spatial Memory Lab at Nencki. She works on spatial engram evolution at different time points during learning and changes in involvement of hippocampal-cortical interactions throughout the process. A former software developer, she is interested in computational neuroscience, electronics and IoT.